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2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI



The Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf GTI both make great choices for Fairfax drivers, but which is right for you? With exceptional performance and feature laden interiors, both models offer something to love at an affordable price. See what the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI have in common and how they can both enhance our Alexandria commute, then meet the rest of the Golf family.

Interior Features

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI clark plaid

Both the Golf and Golf GTI sport classy, elegant cloth seating, but the Golf GTI gives just an extra bit of flair with the optional clark plaid surface. If you’re looking for something geared more towards safety and advanced technology, check out some of the features that each car provides to find the right mix for you. Both come equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control and Volkswagen Car-NetⓇ Security and Service. However, each come with unique features as well:


  • Keyless access and push start button
  • Bluetooth technology with audio streaming for compatible devices
  • Blind Spot Monitor

Golf GTI

  • Progressive power steering with variable assistance
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • High performance braking system

You can find these features and more across our whole inventory of new Golf and new Golf GTI models.

Price and Performance

Both the Golf and the Golf GTI both offer great performance at affordable prices. However, there are notable differences in price, power, and efficiency. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect in each model:

Volkswagen Golf

Price and Performance

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Starting MSRP

1.8L 4-cylinder TSI 16-valve Turbocharged engine with 170hp


2.0L TSI I-4 16-valve Turbocharged direct injection engine with 220hp
EPA estimated 24/33mpg city/highway

Fuel Efficiency

EPA estimated 25/33 mpg city/highway
6-speed automatic transmission


6-speed manual with Hill Hold Control

The VW Golf GTI 2.0T S also has an available torque sensing limited slip differential and a high performance braking system for help on the Vienna curves. For Tysons Corner drivers on a budget, though, the Volkswagen Golf may prove a superior choice.

Check out the Volkswagen Golf or Golf GTI at Stohlman VW!

When you’re ready to see the Golf TSI S and Golf GTI 2.0T S up close, come visit us to see them in person! Contact us to schedule a test drive, compare the GTI to the Dodge Charger and Audi A4, have any questions answered, or learn about our financing options.

Stohlman Volkswagen 38.9243816, -77.2382036.