How to Pick the Best VW Golf Car for You

By Product Expert | Posted in VW Golf, VW Golf Alltrack, VW Golf GTi, VW Golf R, VW Golf SportWagen on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5:25 pm

What are the Differences Between the 2018 Golf Models?

The Volkswagen Golf family has been a very popular group of cars for a long time now, and the 2018 Golf family will be no different. Each of the new models has plenty to offer customers, but it’s not always easy to keep track of all their similarities and differences. We are often asked, “What are the differences between the 2018 Golf models?” Well, here’s what you need to know.

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2018 VW Golf Engine Specs and Standard Features

The standard engine in the base Golf is a 1.8L TSI® engine with 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque equipped with your choice of a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include LED taillights and daytime running lights, automatic headlights, a 6.5-inch touchscreen containing the Composition Color infotainment system. There is also a large variety of additional features across

2018 Golf Alltrack Engine Specs

The new Alltrack has the same engine as the base Golf but adds all-wheel drive and other driving improvements like Hill Descent Control and better ground clearance. These changes, as well as your choice between a six-speed DSG automatic and a six-speed manual transmission, make for a significantly smoother drive on all road conditions. The standard features of the Alltrack match those of the base Golf.

2018 Golf Front Cabin -What are the Differences Between the 2018 Golf Models?

2018 Golf GTI Engine Specs and New Standard Features

Stronger than ever before, the 2018 Golf GTI has a TSI four-cylinder turbocharged engine that now reaches 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque which can be paired with either a six-speed DSG automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. The standard features of the GTI match those of the Alltrack and base Golf, but also add a rearview camera, Car-Net App-Connect, ambient LED lighting with reading lights and more.

2018 Golf SportWagen Engine Options

The SportWagen comes with the 1.8L TSI engine, but it is available with several possible customizations. The engine can be equipped with front-wheel drive and either a six-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. Or, the engine can be paired with 4Motion all-wheel drive equipped with either a six-speed manual or the six-speed DSG automatic transmission. The SportWagen’s standard features match those of the base Golf.

2018 VW Golf Dashboard - What are the Differences Between the 2018 Golf Models?

2018 Golf R Engine Specs

The most powerful Volkswagen Golf model that has ever been sold in North America, the 2018 Golf R draws its strength from a an EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI 2.0-liter engine that roars with 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This beautiful beast is available with your choice of either a six-speed manual or the exclusive, brand-new seven-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. Also standard on the Golf R is the 4Motion all-wheel drive for optimal driving performance, adaptive front-lighting system, an 8-inch display and much more.

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We hope this has helped to answer your question, “What are the differences between the 2018 Golf models?” We’re always happy to help, whether it’s a tour of our inventory, providing any of our many services, or maybe even going for a test drive in one of our many Golf models.

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