2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Chicago IL
Seven generations later and Volkswagen has turned up the heat on the hottest hatch to hit the market. The Golf GTI (MK7) remains one of the most affordable hatchbacks on the market while packing a powerful, turbocharged punch. Even though the Golf GTI is performance-minded, that’s not the only thing on its mind; it’s also efficient and comfortable enough to be a daily-driver.
From bumper-to-bumper, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Chicago, IL is designed to be a sporty hatch even in its most basic form, but as you move up to the Sport, SE, or Autobahn, the fine-tuned performance only continues to increase and impress. It’s the autobahn-tuned sport suspension that gives the Golf GTI an edge on any other VW Golf, helping it to grip and corner.
Each of the 2017 Golf GTI trims is powered by a 210-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that creates 258 lb-ft of torque. The Sport, SE, and Autobahn trims receive an extra 10 horsepower boost. Even with this amount of power, the Golf GTI still manages to earn 24 city/ 34 hwy mpg.
When you purchase a vehicle built to perform, of course you’ll want to know exactly how it’s performing. This three gauge monitor allows you to keep an eye on things like the G-meter, boost pressure, and oil temperature among other things.
Fender Premium Audio System
If you’re someone who can’t even go around the block without turning on the radio, you’re going to love the incredibly clear and crisp sound of the Golf GTI’s sound system. Made up of eight speakers and one subwoofer, the Fender system bumps 400 watts of power, while SiriusXM Satellite Radio allows you to stream thousands of music, live sports, and talk stations.
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Hot Hatch. Cool Under Pressure.
As a sporty and strong performer, the Volkswagen Golf GTI also takes comfort and handling seriously. As we mentioned above, it’s the autobahn-tuned sport suspension that separates the GTI from the other Golf family members, while delivering the smooth and in-control drive that you desire.
Through the Dynamic Chassis Control, you’re able to adjust the suspension and make sure that you are comfortable with how firm the ride is. You’ll be able to choose from four modes: Normal, Sport, Comfort, and Individual.
To help with control and to make for a more race-like feel, there also is the progressive power steering that helps to improve response time when traveling at high speeds but still makes for a comfortable ride when cruising at low speeds as well.
And even as a performance-minded, turbocharged vehicle, the Volkswagen Golf GTI still performs as the economic and dependable daily-driver that you need it to be. With the rear seats in place, there are 22.8 cu-ft available for storage, and with the rear seats split and folded down, this amount more than doubles, creating 52.7 cu-ft of utilizable space.
And what’s more, the Volkswagen Golf GTI continues to keep safety as a top priority. Driver Assistance features are available in effort to help increase confidence and security on the road, with systems like: Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Pilot, Park Assist, and Lane Assist.
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