2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI


29 city / 37 hwy

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

24 city / 32 hwy
1.4L Turbo


2.0L Turbo
147 hp


228 hp
184 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Interior Upholstery

Clark Plaid Cloth

The Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI

More and more Bethlehem drivers are becoming interested in the Volkswagen Golf. Who can blame them? This stylish compact packs the kind of power you’d normally find in a much bigger vehicle, yet manages to excel in fuel efficiency. If you’re considering the Volkswagen Golf, you may be trying to decide between the Golf and the Golf GTI. What’s the difference? Is upgrading to the GTI worth it? At Young Volkswagen of Easton, we like our customers to make informed decisions. So we’ve done a detailed comparison of the Volkswagen Golf vs the GTI below. Whether you’re thinking about buying a new or used Volkswagen Golf GTI, or signing a Volkswagen Golf lease, you’ll find the information below helpful.

Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI – What the Difference?

As you can see from the table above, the main difference in the Volkswagen Golf vs the GTI is power. The 2.0L turbo engine in the Golf GTI delivers an impressive 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque delivered by the 1.4L turbo engine of the Golf. The GTI offers a few other upgrades as well, such as the ventilated disc, GTI high-performance brakes.

Volkswagen Golf vs GTI – Which One Should I Buy?

If power and performance are important to you, then it may be worth it to spring for the GTI. The GTI has an MSRP of $27,595, compared to $21,845 for the Golf. However, if fuel economy is important to you, you may want to stick to the Golf. The Golf delivers an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg for the highway. Compare that to 24 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway from the GTI.

What About Buying a Used Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Buying a used Volkswagen Golf GTI might make sense if you want the power of the GTI, but would prefer a more affordable option. We have a large number of dependable used vehicles on our lot. In fact, you should take advantage of our used vehicle specials.

Volkswagen Golf Lease

Are you in the market for a lease? There are multiple reasons why a Volkswagen Golf lease may be the better choice than buying for some drivers. That’s certainly true of many of our Allentown drivers. That’s why we make new Volkswagen lease offers available to you. Ask our finance managers about our lease options.

Test Drive the Volkswagen Golf at Young Volkswagen

Come in and see the Golf and the Golf GTI for yourself. We’ll be glad to walk you through all the differences between the Volkswagen Golf vs the GTI. While you’re here, check out the VW National Offers. You can even apply for financing online. We’re just a short drive away from Stroudsburg, so drop by or contact us today!

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