How powerful is the 2018 VW Golf GTI?
For people who love the design of the Volkswagen Golf but want a vehicle with a little more power, look no further than the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Built with performance in mind, this hatchback offers all the versatility and practicality drivers expect from the VW Golf family in addition to an abundance of performance-boosting features. For drivers wondering how powerful the 2018 VW Golf GTI is, we’ve broken down everything you need to know.
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is available in three trim levels: S, SE and Autobahn. All 2018 GTI models are powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine with 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. All models are front-wheel drive, with a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Standard Features & Technology
The 2018 Golf GTI features several driving modes that allow drivers to select how their vehicle performs. Driving modes include Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport and Custom. Another exciting feature is progressive power steering with variable assistance, which allows for quicker input response time at high speeds and smoother control at lower speeds. An XDS+ Cross Differential System improves cornering and helps maintain power to the outside wheel. The 2018 GTI’s suspension was tuned for autobahn driving and helps the driver maintain stability and control at high speeds.
Other standard 2018 Golf GTI features include rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, heated front seats, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, ambient interior lighting and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support. Higher trims add features such as a sunroof, Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.