2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI lineup has made its way onto our lot here at Donaldsons Volkswagen in Sayville, NY, and that’s got us all very excited. That’s because the 2018 VW Golf GTI lineup improves upon the 2017 VW Golf GTI lineup in some very important ways, while also retaining many of the features and capabilities that made the 2017 model so popular.

With that in mind, we decided to put together this 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI versus 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI head-to-head model comparison so you can see what’s new for the new Golf GTI lineup and what’s returning for the new model year.



2018 Golf GTI vs 2017 Golf GTI: Power and Gas Mileage Ratings

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2.0-liter TSI Turbocharged Engine Engine 2.0-liter TSI Turbocharged Engine
220 HP & 258 lb-ft. Horsepower & Torque 210 HP & 258 lb-ft.
25/33 MPG Manual Transmission City/Highway Gas Mileage 24/34 MPG
24/32 MPG Automatic Transmission City/Highway Gas Mileage 24/32 MPG

The 2018 Golf GTI lineup and the 2017 Golf GTI lineup share the same 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged engine, though the 2018 Golf GTI’s version of the engine produces 10 more horsepower than the 2017 version. That change in power from one model year to the other doesn’t change the gas mileage of the two lineups much, either, with the only difference being the gas mileage you get when you pair your Golf GTI’s engine with a manual transmission.


2018 Golf GTI vs 2017 Golf GTI: Trim Levels, Passenger Space and Cargo Capacity

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

3 Number of Trim Levels 4
93.5 ft.3 Passenger Space 93.5 ft.3
22.8 ft.3 Cargo Space (Seats in Place) 22.8 ft.3
52.7 ft.3 Cargo Space (Seats Folded Down) 52.7 ft.3

The only difference between the 2018 VW Golf GTI and the 2017 VW Golf GTI in these categories is the number of available trim levels. Volkswagen lowered the number of Golf GTI trim levels to three for the 2018 model year, ensuring you get more bang for your buck when picking out your new Volkswagen Golf GTI.

For more on the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI lineup or the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI lineup, please contact our staff here at Donaldsons Volkswagen in Sayville, NY.