2018 VW Golf GTI Trim Levels
Hot hatch, hot hatch—read all about! Are you in the market for a performance-geared hatchback car to open up on the highway and zip through backroads with? The 2018 VW Golf GTI is an appealing option that combines a strong standard powertrain, great exterior and interior technology, and some advanced safety features.
To help all Volkswagen shoppers in the Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield areas determine which trim may be best for them, our team at Andy Mohr Volkswagen has created this 2018 VW Golf GTI trim level review.
2018 VW Golf GTI Performance
All three of the 2018 VW Golf GTI trim levels come standard with a 2.0L TSI® turbocharged engine that produces 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
It is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or can be paired with a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is known for its quick acceleration and responsive race-car-like handling, which you’ll be sure to love.
This boisterous powertrain setup offers impressive fuel efficiency, too, by earning you an EPA-estimated 25 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.1
2018 VW Golf GTI: S
From the outside, you’ll notice the low and athletic appearance of the body. The exterior of the VW Golf GTI S model features Halogen headlights, LED fog lights, and alluring LED taillights. Its standard red brake calipers go perfectly with the standard 18-inch Austin alloy wheels to provide a classic VW Golf GTI look.
The interior comes standard with the signature plaid cloth seats with a heating function for the front seats. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob add a bit more luxury to the comfortable cabin.
The standard infotainment system is a 6.5-inch color touchscreen display that uses Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ technology. These features allow you to pair your mobile device with your infotainment system to keep all your favorite apps right at your fingertips, so you can easily answer texts, accept calls, and change your playlist.
2018 VW Golf GTI: SE
The VW Golf GTI SE adds to the features offered in the S trim by adding some interior and exterior features to make your driving experience even more delightful.
The now standard LED headlights and Adaptive Front-lighting System will help you see more of the road, no matter the conditions. For amazing views of the sky, there’s the standard power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof.
The standard infotainment system on the S trim level receives a boost on the SE with a Discover Media 8-inch touchscreen color glass display.
A keyless access with push-button start feature also comes standard with this trim level. They allow for maximum driver convenience since you won’t even have to remove your keys to open or start the car.
2018 VW Golf GTI: Autobahn
This trim is the premier level that all you could ever want in your VW Golf GTI.
It comes standard with leather-appointed seating, complete with red stitching for a sporty and edgy interior look. The driver’s seat also gains 12-way power-adjustment capability, while the front passenger seat gains 8-way power-adjustment capabilities.
To upgrade the interior sound quality, a standard Fender® Premium Audio System can provide ideal cabin acoustics for that favorite song of yours.
VW also ups the safety ante as the Autobahn trim features some impressive standard safety features, including the Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Pedestrian Monitoring, and more, to help give you piece of mind on the road.
Discover All 2018 VW Golf GTI Trim Levels!
The varying trim levels of the 2018 VW Golf GTI can accommodate the needs and taste of every driver.
If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2018 VW Golf GTI in the Avon, Indianapolis, or Plainfield areas, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Andy Mohr Volkswagen team.
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1 25 city/33 highway mpg (2018 Golf GTI 2.0L Turbo, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.