2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review
The VW Golf GTI is one of the most celebrated hatchbacks on the road, beloved by drivers from across the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach area. In this 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine takes a closer look at the vehicle’s specifications so you can decide if it’s the right car for you.
VW Golf GTI Performance
One of the most rewarding attributes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI is its performance capabilities. This athletic hatchback features a sport suspension, allowing it to stay level while cornering and keep a firm grip on the road—a grip you’ll surely need thanks to the 2.0L TSI® engine. Using turbocharge technology, this engine provides 210 horsepower while still offering remarkable fuel economy.
When paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the 2017 Golf GTI receives an EPA-estimated 24 city/34 highway mpg.1 Meanwhile, the optional six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission simplifies gear shifting without sacrificing fuel economy, boasting a 24 city/32 highway EPA estimate.2
For even more horsepower, drivers can opt for the exclusive Autobahn package which, in addition to 210 horsepower, features high-performance brakes and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential.
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Technology
At the center of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI technology package is the newly improved infotainment system. When paired with available Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, this system allows you to access some of your favorite smartphone apps directly from the car’s touchscreen display. You can also sync up your favorite music, directions, or make hands-free phone calls using the steering wheel mounted controls.
Music is a vital part of life for many VW Golf GTI lovers. That’s why you’ll be happy to hear that the 2017 model features an available Fender® Premium Audio System. With 400 watts of power, this incredible audio experience used eight strategically placed speakers and a subwoofer to send crystal clear audio directly to your ear drums.
Volkswagen Golf GTI Safety
With all that power and versatility, it’s nice to know that the Volkswagen Golf GTI also cares about safety. Using thermoformed steel B-pillars, the VW Golf GTI can provide exceptional passenger protection. Meanwhile, front and rear crumple zones were specifically designed to absorb crash energy and reduce the amount of force felt by occupants.
Of course, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI doesn’t only protect its passengers during an accident. Features like the tire pressure monitoring system and seven stability-enhancing systems help to keep you on the right path and out of harm’s way.
Explore the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
If you’d like to learn more about the many features and specifications of the 2017 VW Golf GTI, schedule a personal test drive. Residents located near Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach should contact us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine to schedule a test drive today.
124 city/34 highway mpg (2017 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.
224 city/32 highway mpg (2017 Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.