2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

The “hot hatchback” is the newest craze in car-buying, and for good reason! These cars combine versatile, SUV-like cargo space with the quick driving dynamics of a small car. One of the most classic options in the class is the VW Golf GTI, a great choice for your daily drives around Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach. To give you a better look at this car’s features and specs, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine has put together this 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI review. Please contact us for more information.

Under the Hood

The sporty Gold GTI comes with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 220 horsepower and gets an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 25 city/33 highway MPG*. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, or you can opt for a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The GTI is known best for its sporty character, which makes it fun to drive. The suspension is taut, steering is precise, and the brakes are strong. The vehicle comes standard with three selectable driving modes to adjust the feel of the ride to your preferences: Normal, Sport, and Individual. Models with the available active dampers also get an added Comfort mode.

Interior Features: Golf GTI

Inside the hatchback, you’ll find seating for five on standard cloth upholstery. The front seats are heated and manually adjustable, and you’ll get a leather-wrapped steering wheel. For a dose of luxury, you can add available options such as genuine leather upholstery and a 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

In the front seats, you’ll find 38.4 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom. Backseat passengers will get 38.1 inches of headroom and 35.6 inches of legroom. With all seats in use, there’s a large 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the back of the hatchback. When you fold the seats forward, you’ll get access to a total of 52.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Stay Connected Inside the 2018 Golf GTI

The GTI hatchback comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen central display to control the infotainment system features. You can fully integrate your smartphone with the system for access to music, contacts, and apps using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and you’ll also get connectivity via Bluetooth®. A USB port allows you to keep your devices fully charged, and you’ll get a crisp 8-speaker sound system. Safety features include a rearview camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and an automatic post-collision braking system.

Test Drive the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

The hatchback body style of the Golf gives it the ability to offer large and versatile cargo space, along with plenty of room for passengers, and the small-car dynamics that make it fun to drive. To try one out for yourself, contact Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine to schedule a test drive! We’ll get you out on the streets of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach in no time.


*25 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.


2018 VW Golf GTI Specs

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