2018 VW Golf GTI Front View of Red Exterior

2018 VW Golf GTI Henderson NV

The Golf family is known for providing Volkswagen customers with some of the most enticing cars on the market today, and the 2018 models are full prepared to do the same. As the 2018 VW Golf GTI heads to Henderson, NV, there are a few things that prospective shoppers should know about this hot, hot hatchback. Perhaps the best place to begin is the source of its strength – the engine.

First, every 2018 Golf GTI is brought to life by the same 2.0-liter TSI® turbocharged and direct-injection engine that pumps 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque into the pulsing arteries of this mechanical monster. This relentless energy can be commanded by either a standard six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or an optional six-speed automatic transmission (6AT).

2018 VW Golf GTI Navigation Display
2018 VW Golf GTI Engine
2018 VW Golf GTI Front Cabin Side View of Black Interior
2018 VW Golf GTI Front Cabin with Black Interior
Next, when the engine is paired with the 6MT, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the 2018 VW Golf GTI will earn 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Those who opt for the 6AT are estimated to trail about a mile behind with 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

2018 Golf GTI Pricing Information

There are three trim levels for the 2018 VW Golf GTIS, SE, and Autobahn—and all of them are excellent values. Also, with both the 6MT and 6AT available on each trim, that makes for six possible configurations of the 2018 Golf GTI. 

Listed below are some key features from each configuration as well as the starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for each.

S 6MT – Standard features include cruise control, power windows, VW Car-Net App Connect equipped with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto, LED Daylight Running Lights, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface and so much more. Starting MSRP is $26,415.

S 6AT – Standard features match the S 6MT. Starting MSRP is $27,515.

SE 6MT – Standard features include Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alerta power sunroof, voice control, keyless entry and ignition, VW Car-Net Security & Service, an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen interface and much, much more. Starting MSRP is 30,470.

SE 6AT – Added features match the SE 6MT. Starting MSRP is $31,570.

Autobahn 6MT – Added features include dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a premium audio system, navigation and more. Starting MSRP is $35,070.

Autobahn 6AT – Added features match the Autobahn 6MT. Starting MSRP is $36,170.

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