2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Preview for the Greater Seattle Area
The folks at Volkswagen didn't think they had much when a mishmash team of engineers approached them with the first VW Golf GTI in 1974. They only planned on selling 5,000 models, but were soon surprised with this car's popularity. The GTI in the name stands for Grand Touring Injection, and this is the car widely credited with igniting a passion that's made the hot hatch segment a cornerstone of the industry today. The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI lives up to the legend with generous standard features, advanced technology, outstanding safety, and of course, a level of affordable performance that simply can't be beat.
Discover more about the latest VW Golf GTI in the information below, then come experience the legend for yourself from behind the wheel at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard. It only takes a minute to securely schedule a test drive online and be sure ask us about the Carter Advantage when you get here. You'll find our dealership conveniently located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Configurations
2019 VW Golf GTI S
This model may kick off the lineup, but even we were impressed with the standard features it comes with. These include rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated washer nozzles, 18" two-tone alloy wheels, and LED lighting on the exterior. Standard interior features like heated seats, ambient lighting, and touchscreen sound system offer even more value.
2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition
This special edition model really is impressive with standard features like Adaptive Front-Lighting System, unique alloy wheels, and fog lights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature on the exterior. Getting going in this model is even easier thanks to keyless access with push-button start.
2019 VW Golf GTI SE
Additional features on this model, including a power sunroof, leather upholstery, and larger touchscreen sound system with satellite radio, provide even more value. This midlevel configuration also comes standard with a performance monitor that displays information including g-force, boost pressure, and oil temperature.
2019 VW Golf GTI Autobahn
At the top of the line, this model represents its namesake well. It's fully loaded with even more standard features like DCC® adaptive chassis control, parking steering assist, Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control, and a whole lot more.
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Safety & Technology
When the renowned German engineers at Volkswagen set out to make the latest VW Golf GTI even better, they looked to the latest technology. That's why you'll find the intuitive Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect feature in every model. Naturally, you'll also find standard things like a USB port, Bluetooth® with audio streaming, and a Premium Color Multifunction Display in every configuration.
While this level of technology is certainly convenient, it also helps keep you safer. In fact, the new 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. For even greater safety, all but the entry-level model come standard with a blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, Forward Collision Warning, and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance
Performance is where you'll find the very soul of the new 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Its turbocharged engine pumps out an exciting 228 horsepower with 258 lb/ft of torque. That's a lot by itself, but then consider that this car weighs in at about 3,000 pounds, and you have a recipe for the most thrilling drive available at this price. Even with all that power, you'll still get up to an estimated 32 MPG.
Of course, power alone doesn't define the performance of this renowned hot hatch. The standard sport suspension provides exceptional handling while still being comfortable enough for the daily drive on aging roads. The standard VAQ front limited-slip differential ensures that all the power gets to the ground, and this is just a preview of the legendary performance waiting behind the wheel of a new 2019 VW Golf GTI.
What Makes a New Volkswagen Ideal for Getting Around the Puget Sound?
It's simple really. Volkswagen remains one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers because of a level of quality that the rest of the industry still can't compete with. That's why nearly every new Volkswagen comes with America's best bumper-to-bumper warranty. It's called the People First Warranty, and it completely covers every new VW for six years or 72,000 miles. This leading warranty coverage is also transferable at no cost.
Before you decide on your next new vehicle, we invite you to come experience the value, capability, and economy of the latest Volkswagen models. You'll find that we do things a little differently at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard. That's because we've done away with the old high-pressure tactics that remain so common at dealerships. When you do find your next vehicle in our inventory, we'll even plant trees in your name in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. It's just one more way we want to give back to the community.
**24 city/32 highway mpg (2019 Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.