2016 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Drivers in the market for a new vehicle may have their search narrowed down to a specific brand. While that may be the case, many brands offer an abundance of model choices within their respective lineups. Volkswagen offers plenty of options for shoppers to choose from, but with options comes research.

In order to make the car buying process simpler for drivers, we took the liberty of comparing two of Volkswagen’s most sought-after models: the Golf and the Golf GTI. The models may have similar names, but their cost, power and efficiency ratings slightly differ. If you’re curious to see just what happens when we put the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs. the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI, read on.

Drivers looking for the most affordable option between the two models may want to look twice at the Volkswagen Golf. Ringing in at about $5,000 less than the GTI, drivers can save a bit of money, while still obtaining the quality features that Volkswagen has to offer. 

2016 Volkswagen Golf vs. Golf GTI engine, specs and efficiency

Under the hood of the Volkswagen Golf sits a 1.8-Liter Inline 4 engine, capable of outputting 170 horsepower. Drivers looking for a bit more power out of their engine may opt for the Golf GTI, as the 2.0-Liter Inline 4 can output over 200 horsepower. Either way, both engines perform admirably and efficiently.

Those who opt for the 2016 Golf may find that they are making less stops at the fuel pump. The new Golf can reach up to 25 miles per hour in the city, and 37 on the highway, making it one of the most efficient hatchbacks on the market. The same can be said for the 2016 Golf GTI. With only 3 miles per hour less on the highway, the model is capable of going for miles without a fuel stop.

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