2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Tampa FL
It may be true that the basic purpose of an automobile is to take you from place to place, but that doesn’t mean it has to drive like public transportation. If you’ve been behind the wheel of many of the basic compact cars on the market, you can tell they are built for mass production and optimum efficiency, based solely on how long it takes to get up to speed. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, available in Tampa FL at Brandon Volkswagen, is for those who don’t believe a compact car should be boring.
This isn’t to say that the Golf GTI isn’t just as practical as all the other options you may be scoping out. When it comes to cargo and interior space, the GTI is just as smartly designed as the standard Golf. After all, the GTI has the same basic body, but with improvements to style and performance. A more powerful engine must mean terrible fuel economy though, right? Wrong. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a driver’s car, but well-rounded when it comes to everything that matters to your daily driving experience.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a favorite hot hatch because the 2.0-liter turbo four delivers up 210 horsepower to provide a speedy ride. This year a new Sport trim level makes the performance features like a 10hp boost, larger vented disc brakes and the VAQ limited-slip differential available on all but the base trim.
Between its four trim levels, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI has plenty of options, but standard features include LED foglights, VW Car-Net App-Connect, Bluetooth with audio, a rearview camera, Clark Plaid upholstery, driving mode selection, performance monitoring, ambient lighting and heated front seats.
Whether you’re admiring the honeycomb grille, slatted foglights and red accent strip that highlight the exterior design of the Golf GTI, or you sit behind the piano black and chrome sport steering wheel, you’ll feel right at home with this model’s sporty styling. It’s the details that count, and there are plenty to love.
Find your perfect hot hatch in the 2017 VW Golf GTI
When it comes right down to it, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI was made for those who really love to drive. You won’t get much out of this vehicle if you don’t care about tight steering, a strong sense of control behind the wheel, or the pleasure of getting up to speed quickly. We don’t know why you wouldn’t love these things, but some shoppers are just looking for the status quo.
Performance is the top concern for those shopping for a hot hatch, and the Golf GTI is known as the original for a reason. The model offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to the GTI. The second trim level and up all offer the features that were previously part of an additional Performance Package: a 10 horsepower boost (220hp), 13.4-inch front vented disc brakes, 12.2-inch rear vented disc and the VAQ front limited-slip differential lock.
A six-speed manual transmission comes standard with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, proving that not all automakers are taking away this frequently preferred option. The six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission is also an available upgrade for a smooth and fast driving experience, with Tiptronic and Sport driving modes and paddle shifters to provide a more control over shifting.
Still not sure if the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is the right choice for you? We don’t blame, because this model is meant to be driven and not just read about. Stop by Brandon Volkswagen to take the GTI for a spin.