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2019 Volkswagen Golf in dark blue

2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI in silver

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2019 Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf


2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Starting MSRP

1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder


2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway

City/Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway

VW Car-Net® App-Connect


Interior Upholstery

Clark Plaid Cloth

Thinking about a new hatchback for your daily drives through Chicago? You will find a couple of outstanding options in the Volkswagen lineup. Two great choices are the new Golf and new Golf GTI. Compare the 2019 Volkswagen Golf vs. Golf GTI to see which is best suited for your needs and budget. While both have a lot to offer LaGrange drivers, one may be a better match for you. 

Golf vs. Golf GTI: Price & Engine Options 

If you’re comparing the VW Golf vs. VW Golf GTI performance, the Golf GTI stands out as being more powerful. However, if you are looking for the most efficient choice, you will want to opt for the Golf. Let’s take a closer look at their performance specs below. 

2019 Volkswagen Golf:

  • 147-hp 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that creates 184 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway rating
  • Offered with a Tiptronic® transmission with Sport mode
  • MSRP from $21,845 for the S trim*

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI:

  • 228-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine that creates 258 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway rating 
  • Standard Driving Mode Selection with an optional DCC® adaptive chassis control with four configurations: Normal, Sport, Comfort, and Individual
  • MSRP from $27,595 for the S trim*
2019 VW Golf exterior

Interior Amenities

No matter which model you choose, you will find a wealth of sophisticated features throughout the cabin. Both VW hatchbacks include VW Car-Net® App-Connect, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, and a leather-wrapped gearshift knob. If you are looking for the features listed below, they are only offered on the Golf GTI: 

  • Clark Plaid cloth upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Cooled glove box

Compare the Golf vs. Golf GTI at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside! 

When you compare the Volkswagen Golf vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI, you will see that each offer their own unique benefits for drivers in the Naperville area. The VW Golf is the more affordable option and the better choice for drivers who highly value fuel economy. The VW Golf GTI is the sportier pick for those who want a more exciting drive on the Countryside streets. Ready to test drive one or both?

2019 VW Golf GTI interior

Contact us today to set up a test drive. Remember to also check out our new vehicle specials to save more on the Volkswagen of your dreams. 



*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.


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