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

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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

How to Use Android Auto for Messaging in a Volkswagen Golf

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
silver volkswagen golf side view

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.


What is the 2020 Volkswagen Golf projected release date?

Friday, March 15th, 2019
silver volkswagen golf side view

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.


2019 Volkswagen Golf models are “10Best”

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
2018 golf alltrack blue on road

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.” 


VW continues adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to lower trims

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto photos in background with text asking if Volkswagen has Anroid Auto and Apple CarPlay

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…)

Volkswagen and 2017 Golf Alltrack Support U.S. Skiing and Snowboarding Instructors

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
2017 VW Golf Alltrack & Skiing-Snowboarding (PSIA-AASI) Sponsorship

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…)

Good Housekeeping Names High-Performance Golf GTI the Best New Compact Car

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
2017 VW Golf GTI Good Housekeeping Best New Compact Car

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…)

What is Volkswagen 4MOTION?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
2017 Volskwagen Golf Alltrack with 4MOTION all-wheel drive

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…)

What Color 2017 VW Golf Should I Get?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
2017 Volkswagen Golf Colors and Pricing

2017 Volkswagen Golf Colors and Pricing

It seems that people don’t drive VW Golf cars, they zip around in them. You hear the word zip a lot in association with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. It may be because of the turbocharged engine, or perhaps the tight compact design, or the driver-minded suspension. It may even be because you don’t just drive a Tornado Red or  a Silk Blue car, that just seems to ordinary a word for such a fabulous automotive experience. So, zip it is. Let’s take a look at the pricing and colors for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf.  (more…)

Should I buy a 2016 VW Golf or a 2016 Honda Civic?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
2016 VW Golf vs 2016 Honda Civic_o

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…)