2018 VW Golf GTI Review

Regardless of where you live in Missouri—Lee’s Summit, North Town, Overland Park, Mission, Olathe, or any of the surrounding communities—the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a great choice. In fact, that’s why our team here at Volkswagen Lee's Summit wrote this 2018 VW Golf GTI review! Contact us right away. Volkswagen Golf GTI

We want to help you learn more about this sporty hatch’s awesome style, aggressive performance, and money-saving fuel economy ratings. So, read more to learn more, and contact us for your VW test drive.

VW Golf GTI Quick Facts:
Dimensions:168″ L x 71″ W x 58″ H Curb Weight: 3,062 to 3,128 lbs
Horsepower: 220 hp MPG: Up to 25 city/33 Highway
Towing Capacity: Up to 1,500 lbs Configurations: S Manual, S Automatic, SE Manual, SE Automatic, Autobahn Manual, Autonahn Automatic

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Awesome Style, from the Body to the Cabin

It doesn’t matter which exterior color you pick: White Silver Metallic, Tornado Red, Dark Iron Blue Metallic, Pure White, Night Blue Metallic, Great Falls Green Metallic, or any of the other options.

Next to this car’s LED taillights, LED headlights, and 18” Dallas alloy wheels, they’ll all look good.

And that’s just the outside. On the interior, you’ll enjoy bucket-style, race-inspired front seats, which are complete with red-accented Clark Plaid surfaces and an interior ambient lighting system.

VW Golf GTI: Aggressive Performance, from the Engine to the Wheel

Nevertheless, looks still aren’t the heart and soul of a car; instead, that would be performance. Luckily, you’ll get plenty of that in the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Check out this vehicle’s horsepower and torque!

Let’s say that you go with its 2.0L, Direct Injection Turbocharged Engine. In that case, you’ll floor the pedal to the tune of 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque (when filled with premium fuel, of course).

Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior

But it’s not all about power. The VW Golf GTI also includes plenty of systems that promote performance:

  • Sport Suspension
  • Progressive Power Steering with Variable Assistance
  • Driving Mode Selection
  • DCC Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Paddle Shifters
  • XDS+ Cross Differential System

And that’s not even counting its available ventilated disc GTI performance brakes, either. These high-stopping power contraptions could save your life, in the event that you’d have to brake so suddenly.

Money-Saving Fuel Economy Ratings in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

And, speaking of it not being all about power, the 2018 Golf GTI also manages to temper its incredible horsepower and torque outputs with some even more incredible fuel economy ratings: 25 city/33 highway MPG1. When your gasoline bill comes in the mail, don’t thank us—thank the engineers at Volkswagen. They possess the incredible minds that made it possible.

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If these stylistic elements, performance specs, and fuel efficiency figures sound interesting, then it might be time to experience them for yourself today at Volkswagen Lee's Summit! Schedule your test drive today. Just call us, chat with us, or text us; or, if you live around Olathe, Mission, Overland Park, North Town, or Lee’s Summit, stop by now.


125 city/33 highway MPG (2018 Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.  

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