Norm Reeves Volkswagen offers starting at just $26,000, the 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI is ranked number 1 in it' class based on reliability and safety and is frankly a lot of fun to drive. It has a sharp, sporty appearance and delivers on the road. From the luxurious interior to the generous MPG, you won't be disappointed with this little car. The Golf GTI is available only in a hatchback which greatly increases the storage capability; and if opting for the Golf GTI diesel, you will enjoy a smooth drive with very little cabin noise.
When you sit in the cabin of the Golf GTI the first thing you will notice is the comfort of the quality built bucket seats. The leather ergonomic steering wheel will add to the comfort of the drive, and while it is a small sporty car, the amount of room you get inside will certainly surprise you.
While the Golf GTI is still in the trademark box shape, VW has added what they are calling a "shark crease" throughout the length of the car for visual movement. The headlights have been swept back to add to the sporty feel of the car, and on the diesel version there are LED running lights.
Under The Hood
-2.0 Liter inline 5
-170 horsepower (at 5,700 rpm)
-177 lb. of torque (at 4,250 rpm)
The Golf GTI offers a diesel hybrid version. A diesel hybrid is equally efficient to other hybrid powertrains and runs around $5,000 for the upgrade. In the diesel hybrid the greenhouse emissions decrease around 30%.
-2.0 turbocharged diesel inline 4
-140 horsepower (at 4,000 rpm)
-236 lb. of torque (at 2,000 rpm)
The Golf GTI also offers the supercharged version. In this version you will get an increase in horsepower and torque; with a manual transmission there will be a minuscule decrease in MPG, however with the automatic, there is no real change in MPG.
-2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4
-200 horsepower (at 5,500 rpm)
-207 lb. of torque (at 1,800-5,000 rpm)
So, if you're thinking about a compact, sporty car, give this German beauty a test drive. Make sure to take it down a back road where you can experience the first class action this car can give. Hug the curves and have a little fun here and there when you’re driving.