The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a hatchback known for its lively acceleration, sharp handling and spacious interior. To help paint a picture of what this vehicle offers, we created this guide to the 2018 VW Golf GTI specs.

Drivers throughout Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport Beach can learn all about the vehicle below. Don’t hesitate to contact us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen if you have any questions.

Performance Specs

The 2018 VW Golf GTI defies expectations by being an incredibly sporty hatchback. It comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s also paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission that delivers fast, smooth shifts – a great option for driving enthusiasts.

An available Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC®) feature lets you choose between three different driving modes: Normal, Sport and Individual. Each one will adjust your driving experience by modifying the suspension’s firmness for each of the vehicle’s wheels. Adjustments can be made in real time to suit the roads conditions, plus adjust for different needs in acceleration, steering or braking.

Furthermore, with fuel economy ratings of 25 city/33 highway mpg,* you can enjoy personalized rides without the constant need to refuel at the gas station.

Interior Dimensions

The sportiness of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, mixed with its spacious cabin, makes the vehicle great to drive on long road trips.

It comes with two rows of seats that are roomy enough for five adults, as shown in the following interior dimensions:

  • Front headroom/legroom: 38.4 inches/41.2 inches.
  • Rear headroom/legroom: 38.1 inches/35.6 inches.
  • Passenger volume: 93.5 cubic feet.

When you’re going on an excursion with friends or family, you’ll undoubtedly need room for everyone’s personal belongings. Luckily, you’ll get lots of cargo space in the VW Golf GTI, with 22.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Fold that row down, and you’ll get up to 52.7 cubic feet to use.

Safety Specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI was built with your safety in mind. In fact, it earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It has seven stability-enhancing systems that help prevent an accident from occurring. One of them is Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, which will help maintain appropriate stopping power during a hard-braking situation.

In the event of an accident, the Intelligent Crash Response System will turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors and activate the hazard lights. Overall, it will react when you might not be able to.

However, the vehicle offers lots of driver-assisting technologies that help alert you to dangers you might miss while driving. One such feature is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). It aids in maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Even if traffic ahead begins to slow down, ACC will keep that preset distance.

Test Drive the Volkswagen Golf GTI

As you can see from the above 2018 VW Golf GTI specs, this vehicle is great for any trip around Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport Beach. To learn more, you’ll have to get behind the wheel.

If you’re ready to experience the Volkswagen Golf GTI in person, then schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Volkswagen today!




*25 city/33 highway MPG (2018 Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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