2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI West Covina CA

2018 VW Golf GTI red side view

The look and practicality of a hatchback can be very appealing, and if you put a powerful engine under the hood, that makes the whole package even more attractive. That’s exactly what the Golf GTI does, and you can try a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI in West Covina, CA at Puente Hills Volkswagen! With plenty of performance, efficiency, features, and style, the VW Golf GTI is a smart buy for many car shoppers, and we can tell you why.

The Golf GTI is an attractive option, and if you just want to see an inventory of options in the West Covina area, then click the link below and see what Puente Hills Volkswagen has in store for you. Otherwise, you can keep reading and learn all about what this VW hot hatch has to offer. Either way, we bet you will fall in love.

2018 Golf GTI performance and trim levels

If you are trying to figure out how the Golf GTI fits in the Volkswagen lineup, it’s easier to think of Golf as a separate designation. Essentially, all Golf models are hatchbacks. This includes the Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack which are more akin to wagons. The Golf, Golf GTI, e-Golf, and Golf R all share a similar shape, but each has their own unique offerings including their own trim levels. The Golf GTI is a hot hatch and, as far as performance goes, it sits above the Golf but yet still below the insane Golf R.

There are three trim levels for the Golf GTI starting with the base S trim and going up from there with the SE and the top Autobahn trim. Each trim offers more features and conveniences than the last, but they all share the same great engine and performance.

Under the hood, the Golf GTI has a 2.0-liter turbo powerplant, that can pump out up to 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. With all that performance, it’s only understandable that you may be concerned about fuel economy. You shouldn’t be. This hatch may be hot, but it’s also efficient with 25-city mpg and 33-highway mpg.

The Golf GTI is fully-featured too with standard technology like driving mode selection, VW Car-Net App-Connect, and more. There’s also a lot of tech available including LED headlights, blind spot monitoring, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, adaptive cruise control, and even a Fender premium audio system.