Should I buy a Golf or a Golf GTi?

June 13th, 2020 by

Should I buy a Golf or a Golf GTi?

The Volkswagen Golf has been around in different formats for decades, becoming one of the top-selling cars of all time. Today the Golf comes in a variety of body styles, including the Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen, Golf Alltrack, and Golf R. Are there any true differences between the 2020 VW Golf and the 2020 VW GTI? In this blog by Pfaff VW, we take a look at this question a little closer. One thing is for certain, at our Pfaff VW dealership in Newmarket, ON, our customers can find a Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI. We always encourage our customers to schedule a test drive on our website so that they can truly experience the features and performance of these high-end vehicles. Continue reading this blog to learn about the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI. 

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The powertrains 

The two cars’ powertrain options are their biggest difference. The 2020 Golf’s engine is a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder generating 147 hp. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission, and an eight-speed automatic transmission is an available option. The GTI has a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 228 hp. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission, and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available. The GTI also has driving mode selection, while the Golf does not.

Interior features 

The VW Golf and GTI have very similar interiors and features. They have high-quality interiors that seat five people. The Golf has heated front seats and synthetic leather upholstery. The GTI comes with standard Clark Plaid cloth upholstery and heated front seats, but leather is available. Both cars have plenty of cargo room, with 22.8 cubic feet. With the rear seat down, they have 52.7 cubic feet, which is one of the largest available in the segment.

Technology features 

Both the Golf and the GTI provide similar technology features. They have a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. However, the GTI trim has an eight-inch touchscreen navigation system. Both cars also feature the Car-Net App-Connect and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Design features 

Though clearly similar in design, there are some differences between the standard Golf and Golf GTI. A honeycomb mesh grille with red accents and sport side skirts help the GTI stand out in more subtle ways. However you compare the two, both offer a modern, sporty look and feel.

If you are still wondering if you should buy a Volkswagen Golf or Golf GTI, then we encourage you to schedule a test drive in both variants on our Pfaff VW website today! Additionally, while you are on our website, click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference. 

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