Difference between the Volkswagen Golf Models

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The Volkswagen Golf line is a fleet of chic, spunky hatchbacks – the type of car that will get you where you need to go in a hurry and make you look cool in the process.

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine, we carry a comprehensive inventory of Volkswagen Golf Models. Our team created this guide to the differences between the Volkswagen Golf models so that our drivers in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach can have a clear understanding of what makes the Golf, the e-Golf, the Golf GTI, and the Golf Alltrack so distinctly special.  Schedule a test drive today.

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is the flagship model of the Golf line. It’s perfect for zooming around the corners of tight city blocks or picking up friends for a night on the town.

  • Engine Performance: It has a peppy 1.8-liter turbo engine that produces 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s also pleasantly efficient, getting up to 25 city miles per gallon and 36 highway miles per gallon.*
  • Interior Dimensions: Not only is the Volkswagen Golf powerful and economical, but it has plenty of space for you to pack all your stuff, too. With 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room, you can bring anything you want along for the ride. Well, …almost anything.

Volkswagen e-Golf

The Volkswagen e-Golf would be the car of the future, except it’s here right now. It combines a state-of-the-art electric motor with a comfortably spacious interior.

  • Engine Performance: Its electric motor yields up to 115 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque without guzzling a single drop of gas or releasing any environmentally-harmful tailpipe emissions. You can drive up to 83 miles in a single charge, which is deemed equivalent to 126 city mpg and 105 highway mpg.**
  • Interior Dimensions: And with 38.4 inches of front headroom, 41.2 inches of front legroom, 38.1 inches of rear headroom, and 35.6 inches of rear legroom, you and your passengers will never feel cramped inside the Volkswagen e-Golf.

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is where things get sporty. But remember…with great power comes great responsibility.

  • Engine Performance: The 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo engine delivers a knuckle punch of 210 horsepower. In ancient times, only royalty could own that many horses. Combined with its 258 lb-ft of torque, you’ve got an extremely potent engine on your hands.*
  • Interior Dimensions: Not only does the Volkswagen Golf GTI pack a lot of power, but it allows you to pack a lot of cargo, too. With all the seats in place, you have up to 22.8 cubic feet of storage. And with the rear seats folded down, you have up to 52.7 cubic feet of storage.

Volkswagen Golf AlltrackVolkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is where things get rugged. You can drive this beast on the road, off the road, above the road, below the road…

  • Engine Performance: The main reason for its incredibly versatile capability is that its 1.8-liter TSI® engine is coupled with 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive. This AWD system optimizes traction control by sending torque to the rear wheels when you’re driving on unstable terrain.
  • Interior Dimensions: Since 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive enables you to take the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack deep into the wilderness, it also has the largest cargo capacity of any of the models. Its 66.5 cubic feet of space means that you can bring enough gear for the day, the weekend, the entire week…you get the picture.

Test Drive a Volkswagen Golf Model Today

We hope that you learned a lot about the differences between the Volkswagen Golf models from this article.

Whether you’re interested in the all-around versatility of the Volkswagen Golf, the electric efficiency of the e-Golf, the sporty performance of the Golf GTI, or the rugged off-road capabilities of the Golf Alltrack, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine.

If you live in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach, come to the dealership to test drive one of the Volkswagen Golf models today. Don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your test drive today!

*25 city/36 highway mpg (2017 Golf 1.8L, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA-estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

**126 city/105 highway MPGe (2016 e-Golf, single-speed automatic transmission). EPA-estimates. Based on EPA formula of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one gallon of gasoline energy, EPA rated the e-Golf equivalent to 126 MPG measured as gasoline fuel efficiency in city driving, and 105 MPG in highway driving. Actual mileage will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See the owner’s manual for details.

*Performance specifications based on manufacturer’s ratings achieved with premium fuel.

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