2018 VW Golf GTI Price and Specs Review | Merrillville, IN

2018 VW Golf GTI

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

With a powerful engine, quick-shifting transmission, stylish interior, eye-catching exterior, and a long list of impressive amenities, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is well-rounded and sporty little hatchback. If you are considering purchasing a GTI for yourself, we can help. Let's take a look at some of its specs and features in order to help you decide if it's the right vehicle for you!

The Volkswagen GTI has been equipped with a long list of standardly equipped features and powerful engine options for 2018. It has been condensed into three loaded trim levels: S, SE, and Autobahn. They all seat five passengers comfortably and are full of nifty driver conveniences. All trims have also been given a horsepower increase and multiple other useful little upgrades for 2018. It's probably safe to say that 2018 showcases the best lineup of Golf GTI hatchbacks so far.


2018 VW Golf GTI S

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

25 city / 33 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine

2.0-liter Turbo


220 Horsepower


6-Speed Manual

Exterior and Performance

The way that a vehicle performs on the road is important. You want to be sure you'll have adequate torque and acceleration and be able to make the most of your driving experience. The 2018 Golf GTI isn't likely to let you down!

It's equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that manages to feel smooth, responsive and completely natural. Get it on the interstate though, and you'll soon find out that there's some real power potential under the hood of this seemingly unassuming little hatchback! You can easily reach 60 mph in under 7 seconds and due to the dual-clutch transmission, shifting is smooth and super fast. Summer tires mean that the GTI can stop on a dime. Steering is ultra-responsive and weighted just enough to give you a confident and controlled feel behind the wheel. This well-balanced and zippy little hot hatch has a sporty vibe that makes driving a real pleasure.

Interior and Technology

If you're looking to turn heads, the 2018 GTI has got you covered. It's undergone some attractive cosmetic upgrades for 2018. It has a rugged and sporty feel that is perfectly balanced by a sleek and smooth contoured body and accented masterfully with attractive detailing. It feels both classic and modern while still having that trademark hatchback pizzaz. Available in multiple colors and trim variations, it isn't going to be very hard to find a 2018 GTI that looks good on you.

When it comes to interior styling, the 2018 GTI truly shines. It's loaded with features that make it feel both high-end and utility-friendly. Driver comfort and style are obviously top priorities and premium materials come standard. Depending on what trim you go with, you'll have a wide selection of materials and upgrades at your fingertips. Attractive color schemes and durable materials make the cabin of the GTI an oasis on the road.

The 2018 Golf GTI has an extensive list of standardly equipped features that is impressive, to say the least. The S offers amenities like heated front seats, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The SE adds features like a sunroof, driver aids, and new entertainment system. Upgrade to the Autobahn trim and you'll get leather, a premium audio system, and self-parking!

2018 VW Golf GTI Interior


Safety is no problem with the 2018 GTI. A list of convenient driver aids includes easy to use navigation, blind-spot monitoring, auto-emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure, and lane keeping assist.

Test Drive Today!

Still not sure if the 2018 GTI is ideal for you? We invite you to come and take it out for a test drive! Our staff is here to answer all of your questions.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.