2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2017 Subaru WRX

Golf GTI vs Subaru WRX
Let’s take a look at how two performance vehicles fair when we square off the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2017 Subaru WRX. While the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI doesn’t come with a complete redesign in 2017, it does feature quite a few notable changes. We’ll be introduced to a new Sport trim and more standard features than ever.

The only way to truly experience what it’s like to behind the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is to take a test drive. We’ve got the perfect GTI waiting for you at Archer Volkswagen. Sometimes, detailed specs and images just aren’t to satisfy your curiosity. Get over to see us at Archer Volkswagen so you can feel what it’s like to sit back in a performance hatchback.

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2017 Golf GTI S 4-door
VS2017 Subaru WRX Base 4-door
25/34MPG (City/Hwy)20/27
2.0-liter four-cylinderEngine2.0-liter four-cylinder
6-speed manual w/ODTransmission6-speed manual w/OD
210/258Horsepower/Torque268/258

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The Golf GTI and Subaru WRX aren’t your everyday automobiles. It’s evident by their outer appearance and horsepower/torque output that they were designed for driving enthusiasts. Despite its lack of horsepower compared to the WRX base model, the Golf GTI makes up for it with torque, handling ability, and a German-engineered drivetrain.

What’s new on the Golf GTI Sport trim

The new 4-door Golf GTI features a standard Performance Package that includes the same brakes as the Golf R; electronically controlled, torque sensing, limited-slip differential; plus an increase of 10 horsepower (when using premium fuel). In addition, the Sport trim includes 18-inch Nogaro aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, special floormats, KESSY keyless access with push-button start and more.

What’s new on the 2017 Golf GTI

  • Value-centric Sport trim with standard Performance Package
  • Driver Assistance Packages with more features across the entire lineup
  • Autobahn and SE trims come with standard Performance Package

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