Is it Worth it to Buy a Standard 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI over a 2019 Volkswagen Golf?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen GTI on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 3:51 PM
The rear and side view of a white 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Difference Between the Standard 2020 Volkswagen Golf and the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

When checking our lot of compact cars here at Folsom Lake Volkswagen, you may notice the multitude of 2019 Volkswagen Golf-types that we have.  You may find, say, the 2019 VW Golf GTI and wonder, “What’s the difference? It’s more expensive, but they have the same name!”  

To help you out, we decided to compare the two and give you a better idea of if it’s worth purchasing a 2019 VW Golf GTI or stick with the 2019 VW Golf.

The Difference in 2019 Volkswagen Golf Models is in the Engine

Volkswagen Golf


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

1.4L 4-cylinder Turbo 6M Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo 6M
147 hp Power 228 hp
184 ft-lbs. Torque 258 ft-lbs.
32 combined MPG Fuel economy 27 combined MP

As you can see, the engine is perhaps the biggest difference between the two.  For those wanting additional power to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, look no further than the sporty engine found in the 2019 VW GTI.  With over 80 more horsepower in its 2.0-liter engine, the 2019 Golf GTI trades fuel economy for more power, making it a fun ride if you combine it with its sporty handling should you use the recommended premium unleaded fuel.  The model is great for those looking for an extra kick, but daily commuters may still enjoy the additional mileage the VW Golf has to offer.

The interior seat view of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Smaller Amenities Found in the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Outside of the engine specifications, the 2019 VW Golf GTI has some upgraded creature comforts not otherwise offered.  One of those features is the standard heated front seats, which come in handy during those chillier evenings.  Also, it’s worth mentioning that the 2019 VW Golf GTI was given a Top Safety Pick Rating from the Institute for Highway Safety last year. Other unique features found at higher trim levels include:

  • Driver Navigation
  • Parking Assistance
  • Optional Adaptive Suspension

Any way you cut it, there are plenty of pros and cons to think about when deciding between the 2019 Volkswagen Golf and the 2019 VW Golf GTI.  Stop on in today at Folsom Lake Volkswagen to test one out and see which one is the best fit for your lifestyle!

Further Reading: 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Trim Level Comparison

What are the Safety Features for the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Volkswagen Tiguan on Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 2:50 PM
A gray 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan driving down an open road

Safety Features for the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

While on your commute to work or family gatherings, the last thing you want to think about is how to react or prepare yourself for an accident on the road.  But with models such as the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, you can rest a little easier knowing your car has been built for your safety in mind.  Check out these safety features new Tiguan models use to help make sure you get to your destination safely here at Folsom Lake Volkswagen!

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What Was Added to the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Tiguan on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 4:19 PM
A grey 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan parked in a city

Additions to the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

The new 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is finally here at Folsom Lake Volkswagen!  Back for another year, this new model comes packed with amenities and updates from last year’s models.  Keep reading to find out more!

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Check Out The All-New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Video

By Product Expert | Posted in Concepts, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 7:48 PM
A 2020 Volkswagen Cross Sport parked along a road

Fans of the Volkswagen brand were excited to see the addition of fresh 2020 models coming early this year.  One of them is the impressive 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Check out this video from when the model was a concept car:

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How to pair a compatible phone with your Volkswagen Passat

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 3:19 PM
man using vw car-net app

How can you pair a phone with your Volkswagen Passat vehicle? 

Pairing a phone with your Volkswagen vehicle gives you the ability to use your apps on your vehicle’s touch screen and access functions like music, navigation, and more. Better yet, it will only take a few minutes of your time to watch and follow along with the video below. Watch it and learn how to pair your compatible phone with your Volkswagen Passat. 

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Valentine’s Day 2020 Events and Activities near Folsom, CA

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 4:20 PM
couple in a city with heart balloons

What’s going on for Valentine’s Day 2020 near Folsom?

There is a lot to do in the area this Valentine’s Day, including comedy shows, spa days, and art lessons. Below, we have found the four best Valentine’s Day 2020 events and activities near Folsom, CA to share with you. We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday and remember to stop in at Folsom Lake Volkswagen next time you are out.  

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Where can I get discounted car maintenance in Folsom, CA in 2020?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Service on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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Volkswagen service and parts coupons at Folsom Lake Volkswagen

Are you looking for discounted vehicle maintenance in Folsom, CA this year? Folsom Lake Volkswagen offers Volkswagen service and parts coupons for multiple vehicle services each month. Below, we will give you information on coupons that are available in January 2020 and information on how to use these coupons. 

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Color Options

By Product Expert | Posted in Color Options, Volkswagen Passat on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at 3:32 PM
white volkswagen passat side view

What are the exterior paint color options for the 2020 Volkswagen Passat? 

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat comes in six color options. The color of your car won’t make a difference in its performance or comfort, but it will make a statement about your personal style. Getting the right color can make you fall more in love with your car, so don’t skip on looking at your color options beforehand. Below, we have all six color options available to view. 

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What is Volkswagen Lane Assist?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Technology on Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 1:28 PM
red vw golf sportwagen on a road

How to use Lane Assist video guide

If your Volkswagen Tiguan has Lane Assist, then you are in luck. This remarkable feature can help keep you safe on the highways by tracking lane marking in real-time. Driver assistance features like Lane Assist or Front Assist help guide drivers and aids them in emergencies, but it should be noted that they do not equate to an autonomous vehicle. Currently, drivers must always be attentive behind the wheel. To see how lane assist works, watch the video guide below from Volkswagen USA.

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How much storage space does the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan have?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Tiguan on Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 2:34 PM
side view of silver volkswagen tiguan

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan cargo space and features

How much cargo space does the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offer? It has a maximum cargo space of up to 73.5 cubic feet in the 5-seat model with the rear seats folded down. The 7-seat configuration can have up to 65.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Of course, the 7-seat configuration has more passenger space, which can be converted into cargo space when passengers are absent. Read on below to learn more about the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan cargo space and features. 

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