Formula to Perform for Ya
Keep in mind that the Volkswagen Golf GTI is priced well below $30,000 and is considered to be one of the hottest hatchback options, that’s even with having such an affordable MSRP. What exactly is it that gives the Golf GTI so much power and the ability to deliver such a responsive ride? Pop the hood and what you’ll find is a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 210 horsepower and a whopping 258 lb-ft of torque.
Autobahn: There also is a performance package option to increase horsepower output by 10, increasing the maximum rating to 220 hp. The sport-tuned suspension gives the GTI even more precise handling and control.
Transmission: The Volkswagen Golf GTI comes standard with a six-speed manual but a six-speed dual clutch automatic is available as well. Those who choose the Autobahn package will be able to have some serious fun with the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Efficiency: Able to rocket off from 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI earns a combined fuel economy rating of 28 mph. It’s able to earn 24 city/ 34 hwy mpg, still making it the urban tool and comfortable commuter it was designed to be.
Hot Head with Street Smarts
With fast track performance comes impressive and intelligent technology. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI has all of the state-of-the-art technology that you would expect of a Volkswagen. All of the gadgetry found throughout the cabin of the Golf GTI is designed to better connect you to your vehicle.
Performance Monitor: Keep track and know exactly how your vehicle is behaving.The digital 3-gauge monitor allows you to customize it as you please with a number of high-powered functions like: boost pressure, oil temperature, and the G-meter.
Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect: Centered in the middle of the dash is a color touchscreen display that can be connected to your smartphone through three different platforms: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. Explore a world of apps right at your fingertips that include entertainment, communication, and mapping categories.
Listen to music, podcasts, sports broadcasts and even place or answer calls through your phone. All of this can be done with voice commands, steering wheel controls, or the touchscreen perfectly within reach of you and your front seat passenger. You also can find new points of interest or get turn-by-turn directions to find an address you’re heading to.
Sporty with Safety and Security
Sporty and stacked with technology features, the 2017 Golf GTI doesn’t let safety fall by the wayside; it’s loaded with features from head-to-toe, bumper-to-bumper. Located in back is a rearview camera system in order to help with reversing, parking, and parallel parking. There also is the VW Car-Net Security and Service system that will be able to give you the exact location of where you parked your car, lock and unlock your car doors, sound the horn, and call for help in the event of an emergency.
The innovation doesn’t stop here, Volkswagen also features a set of Driver Assistance features that are designed to give you even more confidence behind the wheel. These systems include active and crash preventative safety features that include:
Blind Spot Monitor
Rear Traffic Alert
Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Assist
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