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Find Out How the Newest Golf and Golf GTI Models Compare

What is the Difference Between the 2016 VW Golf and 2016 VW Golf GTI?

The Golf and Golf GTI have always been incredibly popular Volkswagen vehicles. Both hatchbacks have a lot to offer and each have their own strengths. The 2016 Golf is affordable and efficient whereas the 2016 Golf GTI is high-performing and premium. Both of course, are incredibly versatile and well-designed to comfortably fit 5 passengers and a wide-range of cargo. For the new model year these vehicles have returned and are now available here at Baxter Volkswagen. So, what is the difference between the 2016 VW Golf and 2016 VW Golf GTI. Below we have put together a handy chart detailing the differences between the newest Golf and Golf GTI models. Read on to find out how the quintessential hatchback and hot hatch compare.

Not available (only available on SE trim and above)

Available with Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System

Heated side mirrors, leather wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, leather wrapped shift knob and brake handle, rearview camera, 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic post-collision braking system, and more

Regular Golf features listed, plus sport suspension, heated front seats, driving mode selection, ambient door trim accent lighting, and more

When it comes down to it, many of the same differences apply to the Golf and Golf GTI as they previously have. The Golf is a more value laden hatchback, offering slightly better efficiency and a more affordable starting price. There are also quite a few great features that come standard in the base S model of the Golf. The Golf GTI on the other hand, is more sporty in its design and performance. The hot hatch also offers more premium aspects like larger, more stylized wheels, more unique seating trim, and more high-end features. Depending on what is most important to you, this should give you a good starting point if you are trying to choose between these two models. If you would like to learn more about these new Volkswagen vehicles. feel free to reach out to our staff here at Baxter Volkswagen or to a VW dealer near you.