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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Volkswagen Golf vs. Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI

$23,195 MSRP*

Starting Price

$28,695 MSRP*


2.0L Turbo
29 city/39 highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

23 city/30 highway MPG

Driver Assistance


App Connect


If you want a flexible and powerful hatchback for the Irvine area, there’s nothing like the Volkswagen Golf lineup. But between the 2021 Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI, which should you choose? The VW Golf is the more affordable and fuel efficient, but the Golf GTI adds extra power to your travels. Both have a lot to offer you, so let’s go through the key differences between the Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI to find your match:

Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI: Price and Performance

First, what type of performance do you want out of your next vehicle? The Golf GTI is well-known throughout the auto industry for its robust performance and lively handling, but the Volkswagen Golf is a well balanced ride that seamlessly blends power and efficiency. Which is right for you? Let’s look at the specs:

Volkswagen Golf

  • $23,195 MSRP*
  • 147-hp 1.4L Turbo
  • EPA-estimated 29 city/39 highway MPG
  • Available 8-speed automatic transmission

Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • $28,695 MSRP*
  • 228-hp 2.0L Turbo
  • EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG
  • Available racing-inspired paddle shifters.

Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI: Features and Technology

Next, what types of features are you interested in? No matter which model you choose, you’ll be blown away by the standard and optional offerings on both Volkswagen lineups. Here are a few Volkswagen-exclusive features that you won’t find on just any hatchback in Orange:

  • Driver Assistance: Volkswagen enhanced both models with its driver assistance features like Blind Spot Monitor, Front Assist, and Rear Traffic Alert to help you stay safe on the road.
  • App-Connect: Stay connected to your favorite apps on the Costa Mesa roads with App-Connect, which syncs your smartphone to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for your convenience.
  • Volkswagen Car-Net: Get secure and instant access to your Volkswagen with just the tap of a screen. This remote mobile app includes features like Parking Info, Family Guardian Alerts, VW Car-Net Hotspot, and more.

Find Your Next Volkswagen Hatch at Volkswagen South Coast

Whether you are looking for a new Volkswagen Golf lease or a used Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen South Coast is your one-stop-shop for all things Volkswagen. Contact us for more information about our services, how to lease a Volkswagen, our models, and feel free to ask any questions about the Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI.

*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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1450 Auto Mall Drive • Santa Ana, CA 92705

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Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7am-6pm

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