2018 VW Golf GTI

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

The 2018 VW Golf GTI is a hatchback that comes in four editions. Some of the car's high-performance features include the turbocharged TSI engine and Adaptive Chassis Control. Equipped with over 10 active safety amenities, this VW is ready to take on various challenges. The Climatronic climate control and Fender audio system are some of the Golf GTI top interior features.


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

A turbocharger optimizes the performance of the 2018 VW Golf GTI 2.0 L engine. Stamped with the TSI label, this compact engine whips out 220 horsepower and just under 260 lb-ft of torque. The cylinder blocks are made of cast iron, and the crankshaft consists of five main bearings with a forged steel composition. Equipped with the DCC Adaptive Chassis Control, the Golf GTI is ready to roll on any track. When driving on smooth roads, you should choose between the Normal and Comfort modes. The Sport Mode is tuned for agile handling, and the Individual Mode is optimized for custom driving. A limited-slip differential can be installed to improve the performance of this VW hatchback. Having a curb weight of just over 3,000 pounds and a 0.31 drag coefficient, the Golf GTI was designed with good aerodynamics in mind.

Interior and Technology

The automatic climate control unit in the 2018 VW Golf GTI is managed by the Climatronic technology. A pollen filter is integrated into the cabin filtration system to ensure good air quality. Multiple vents blow cool or warm air directly into the rear row. Heating for the front seats is also optional if you prefer extra options for climate control. A 12-way driver's seat with a two-way power lumbar cushion ensures excellent ergonomic support. You'll also appreciate the soft and durable leather upholstery. Powered by LED, the front and rear reading lights provide sufficient illumination for all of the occupants. Ambient lighting gently illuminates the footwell to improve your visibility of the accelerator and brake pedal. To start this VW hatchback, all you have to do is push a round electronic button that has a soft glow.

All of the digital connectivity options in the 2018 VW Golf GTI are accessible through the Car-Net App-Connect. Your favorite Google apps can be used through the Android Auto suite, and iPhone features could be synced with Apple CarPlay. Consisting of eight speakers, including a subwoofer, the Fender sound system releases up to 400 acoustic watts. SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio channels are played on this signature audio system. If you want updates on the latest road conditions in your area, take advantage of the VW Car-Net Guide & Inform package that includes SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. The VW Car-Net Security & Service offers remote management of the vehicle.

2018 VW Golf GTI Interior


The 2018 VW Golf GTI Autonomous Emergency Braking gives you less reasons to panic when a crash is imminent. This automatic braking technology is part of the Front Assist function, which alerts you about the possibility of an accident. Side collisions may be avoided with some quick responses to the Blind Spot Monitor. The Lane Assist will steer this VW into a proper path that won't lead to a side impact. Parallel parking is facilitated by the Park Distance Control and Parking Steering Assistant. The Rear Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control further highlight the advanced active safety design of this VW hatchback. After an accident, the Intelligent Crash Response and Automatic Post-Collision Braking should come on.

Test Drive Today!

Stop in at our Merrillville, IN Volkswagen dealership and take a test drive in the 2018 VW Golf GTI. This sporty hatchback is available in the S, Sport, SE and Autobahn trims.


*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.