While each hot hatch is produced with performance in mind, they do differ quite a bit in their base models. Think of the 2018 Golf GTI as the little brother to the 2018 Golf R. It’s smaller and less powerful but also comes with a substantially lower price tag. If you’re looking to get into the segment without breaking the bank, the Golf GTI might be your best bet. But, if power is what you are after (and you have the budget) the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R can’t be beaten as a fun-to-drive hatchback option.
|2018 Volkswagen Golf R||vs||2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Yes||Available Digital Cockpit||Yes|
|2.0-liter turbocharged||Base Engine||2.0-liter turbocharged|
The 2018 Golf R includes LED headlights with an Adaptive Front-lighting System, LED taillights, and an 8-inch display to all trim levels. The DSG-equipped models will receive an automatic start-stop system while the DCC and Navigation models will receive Front Assist with Pedestrian Detection to go with the active safety features previously found on the model.
The entire Volkswagen Golf lineup is set to be released in the fall of 2017. Keep checking back on the Baxter Volkswagen La Vista inventory pages to see when the 2018 Golf GTI and 2018 Golf R have arrived so you can be one of the first customers to get behind the wheel with a test drive.