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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
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.
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
Video guide to using Android Auto for text messages
Sometimes you are expecting an important message while you are driving, but it is more important to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Thankfully, you can still read your text message with Android Auto in your Volkswagen Golf vehicle. The video below will show you how to use Android Auto for messaging in a Volkswagen Golf.
Take a sneak peek at the 2020 Volkswagen Golf with Folsom Lake Volkswagen
Just hearing that 2020 is next year makes it feel like the years are flying by. Wasn’t last year 2010? We still have a while to wait until the 2020 Volkswagen Golf makes its first appearance and comes to dealerships, but we know that the time will pass faster than we anticipate like it does every year. We decided we might as well take an early first look at the 2020 Volkswagen Golf as we wait for its arrival. Stay with us to learn about the 2020 Volkswagen Golf projected release date and what is new for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf.
Car and Driver named the 2019 Volkswagen Golf models as “10Best”
The Car and Driver magazine has named 2019 Volkswagen Golf models on its “10Best” list. Furthermore, this year is the thirteenth consecutive year that a Golf family model has been awarded this honor. At Folsom Lake Volkswagen, we are passionate about Volkswagen models, so this news has got us excited. We are happy to share the details with all of our loyal customers. Keep reading to learn why 2019 Volkswagen Golf models are “10Best.”
Does Volkswagen have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?
There was a time when having an aux-in plug was high-tech for modern drivers. Then Bluetooth became a desired feature, though for most brands it’s now a standard. The newest infotainment demand to hit the market? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Though infotainment systems are much more advanced than we ever could have predicted, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay take things a step further. Many of us are accustomed to the use of our smartphones, which are heavily designed and upgraded every year. It only makes sense to bring this technology to your radio. The question is, does Volkswagen support them? (more…)
2017 VW Golf Alltrack & Skiing-Snowboarding (PSIA-AASI) Sponsorship
Volkswagen recently announced a sponsorship with the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). With the partnership, Volkswagen is helping PSIA-AASI promote access to snowsports in communities throughout the United States. (more…)
2017 VW Golf GTI Good Housekeeping Best New Compact Car
There’s much to like about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, with its impressive performance, connectivity features, versatile design and a wide array of standard features. Good Housekeeping magazine agrees, for they gave the 2017 VW Golf GTI the Best New Car Award in the compact vehicle category. (more…)
Which VW vehicles have all-wheel drive?
Whether you want all-wheel drive to provide you with peace of mind or if you want it because you know you will be forced to tackle rough roads and weather, you will want to know which VW vehicles have all-wheel drive. We have your answers right here. (more…)
2016 VW Golf TSI vs. 2016 Honda Civic LX
It used to be that compacts were seen to be smaller stripped-down versions of coupes and sedans. This has all changed with cars like the 2016 VW Golf TSI and the 2016 Honda Civic LX. Both of these cars are well engineered and offer highly technical functions. Sure, they are lower cost and more fuel efficient, but that’s not all they are. Look to these cars to offer more than boring practicality. Let’s take a look a the 2016 VW Golf TSI vs. the 2016 Honda Civic LX. (more…)