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2019 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Hoping to spice up your commutes with the energy that only a new VW hatchback can provide? The Volkswagen lineup offers numerous options to choose from, but two of the most popular are the 2019 Volkswagen Golf and the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Since both offer the features, capability, and charm that Vienna drivers expect from a Volkswagen, it isn’t hard to see why! Compare the Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI today to make the right choice.

2019 Volkswagen Golf


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI


Starting MSRP

1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder


2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway

VW Car-Net® App-Connect


Interior Upholstery

Clark Plaid Cloth

Pricing and Powertrains: Volkswagen Golf vs. Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is essentially a sportier, more energetic version of the Golf hatchback that drivers know and love. However, if you’re looking for significant savings or superior fuel economy, you might end up deciding that the more laid-back Golf is a perfect fit.

Here are the basic distinctions that you should keep in mind while comparing the Golf vs. Golf GTI:

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf includes a 1.4-Liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. On the roads near Fairfax, you’ll enjoy EPA-estimated gas mileage of 29 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Equip a manual transmission or opt for the advanced 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic, which also offers a Sport mode.

With the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, you’ll receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, optimized for 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. You’ll notice the difference on every drive. Drive Mode Select is standard across the lineup, and with optional DDC® adaptive chassis control, you’ll be able to switch between Normal, Sport, Comfort, and Individual configurations on the go. GTI models get an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and they’re faster than most other Golf models.

The baseline Golf S starts at $21,845 MSRP*. The VW Golf GTI S has a higher price point, with an MSRP of $27,595 MSRP*.

Interior Features: Volkswagen Golf vs. Golf GTI

Both the Golf and the Golf GTI offer plenty of features that will improve your drives around Alexandria and Washington D.C.. Just for starters, each possesses standard VW Car-Net® App-Connect with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto®, and Mirror Link. No matter which you choose, you’ll also receive a leather-wrapped shift knob and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

However, only drivers who choose the Golf GTI will receive standard Clark Plaid cloth upholstery, heated front seats, and a cooled glove box. Take a closer look at the Golf GTI interior to learn more.

Find Your New Volkswagen Golf at Stohlman Volkswagen!

Now that you’ve had a chance to compare the Volkswagen Golf vs. Golf GTI in depth, we hope you’re ready to take the next steps! Find a Volkswagen Golf lease or finance plan that works for you, and contact our Tysons Corner VW dealership to schedule your test drive.

Find a new VW Golf or a new VW Golf GTI for sale at Stohlman Volkswagen today. Think you might be happier with a pre-owned model? We offer a wide selection of used Volkswagen Golf GTI models, too.

*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.

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