2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Features, Safety Rating, Fuel Economy

February 3rd, 2020 by

Individuals looking for a vehicle that combines attractive looks with a sporty drive will be impressed with what the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI has to offer. The 2020 model maintains many of the characteristics Volkswagen Golf drivers love along with added new features that make the drive even better. If you have driven a Golf model in the past and are considering purchasing a new model, you will like what Volkswagen has accomplished with the added safety features and available upgraded trim levels. Whether you are a long time Volkswagen fan or are checking out the Golf for the first time, get ready to fall in love with the new and improved version of this vehicle.

 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Overview

The Volkswagen Golf is a long time fan favorite due to the sporty hatchback design and the remarkable handling for a vehicle its price class. The interior is roomy, which means you don’t have to give up the fun of driving a sporty vehicle to fit the whole family in for a ride. The Golf GTI has a choice of three different trim levels, with even the base level of these trims coming well-equipped. Starting at under $30,000, the 2020 version perfectly combines a turbocharged performance with a comfortable interior and a host of safety and infotainment features. If you like the fun, sporty exterior of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, you will be pleased to discover all of the exciting features the 2020 model has to offer.

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Features

Those who are already fans of the Volkswagen Golf will be happy to find out what is new for 2020. Many of the features that were only available as upgrades in previous years have become standard on some trims starting in 2020. Most of these features fall into the driver assisting technologies category, including a front collision warning alert and a blind spot monitoring system. 2020 models also include two years of regularly scheduled maintenance, a benefit that was not provided with prior years. The 2020 model also carries four-year/50,000 mile limited and powertrain warranties, giving you added peace of mind for the first several years of breaking in your new vehicle.

Included in all trim levels, the 4-cylinder engine is turbocharged with speed and acceleration typical of vehicles in a much higher price class. Handling and steering are accurate and responsive, making the car a joy to drive. Any of the trims have a manual or automatic transmission option, so drivers who enjoy the sporty nature of a clutch are in for a treat. The Volkswagen Golf is known for a smart interior design, giving the driver and passengers the feeling of more space than it seems on appearance alone. The well-crafted design includes seats that are easy to fold depending on what the driver needs and plenty of storage due to large cargo spaces. Golf GTI features abound from the engine to the interior, so learning more about the trim levels can help you decide which one is the best fit for you.

  • S Trim Level. Considered the base level of the Golf GTI, the S trim comes standard with so many features that it doesn’t function as a base level at all. Some of the most surprising standard features include heated front seats, keyless remote entry, heated mirrors, 18-inch aluminum wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers and fog lights.
  • SE Trim Level. Choosing to upgrade to the SE trim level gives you several notable added features. The seats receive a leather trim while your infotainment receives a satellite radio addition. If you are looking for a sunroof, this trim gives it to you, along with an additional exterior color option, navigation and a number of driver assistance features.
  • Autobahn Trim Level. At the highest trim level, the Autobahn adds in more driver safety and comfort features, such as highly adjustable seats, climate control and all of the driver assistance options the GTI has to offer. The infotainment system receives an upgrade that includes an enhanced audio system. If you want as many options as possible for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Autobahn trim could be the right trim level choice for you.

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Fuel Economy and MPG

The Volkswagen Golf performs like a sports car that doesn’t come with a high price tag or a high cost of fuel due to its fuel economy. Designed to handle with precision, the sleek, lightweight hatchback needs only a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder to get you where you need to go. When driving on the highway, you can expect to get up to 32 miles per gallon, although some car testing and review sites were able to get several more miles per gallon when they tested the vehicle. For city driving, the GTI boasts a respectable 24 miles per gallon. With room for five and plenty of cargo space, you can load up the car and zip around town or hit the road on a trip without worrying about your wallet.

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Safety Rating

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI boasts a number of safety features both in the construction of the vehicle and in the technological elements. Crash tests prove the careful design and development of the vehicle pays off since it earned five out of five stars for overall performance and side crash test performance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Rollover and front crash tests earned four out of five stars, placing the Golf GTI at the top of the class. Volkswagen models are known for their sturdy and intelligent German engineering, and the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI is no exception to the reputation with its safety performance.

Safety features abound, some coming standard at all trim levels, some available as part of an add-on package and others only available with an upgraded trim level. In addition to the abundance of airbags, child safety locks and an automatic braking system you would expect from a modern vehicle, the standard driver assistance options help keep both the driver and the surrounding drivers safer. Some of the standard technology features include blind-spot monitoring, traction and stability control, forward collision warning, rear cross traffic alert system and a backup or rearview camera for viewing behind the vehicle while driving. Additional options are available for an upgrade, including parking sensors both in the front and in the rear of the car, assistance with parallel parking, assistance to prevent lane drifting called lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

Come See the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI for Yourself

The 2020 version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI has much to offer a driver, but you don’t have to rely on reviews and articles to discover the benefits. If you are interested in finding out more about the 2020 Volkswagen Golf or want to come in and see it for yourself in person, a visit to Muller Volkswagen is your next step. The team at Muller Volkswagen can schedule a test drive for you and go over any questions you have about the features of the vehicle. Contact Muller Volkswagen today to find out more about this fun and sporty ride or with any other Volkswagen questions.

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