2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2017 Volkswagen GTI

MSRP: $24,995 - $34,095
4.25

Reliability

3.8/5

Safety

4.7/5

Interior

4.2/5

Performance

4.5/5

Strengths

  • It has a sports administration.
  • It has substantial room for cargo.
  • It offers a comfortable seating.
  • It offers a fast acceleration.

Weaknesses

  • It has a small infotainment monitor

Review 

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is an excellent sports car. Preliminary VW made a compact hatchback fun to drive; the legendary Volkswagen GTI was arguably the first ‘hot hatch.’ Now in its seventh generation, the GTI still lives up to the sporting intentions of the original.  The 2017 VW Golf GTI is available as a two-door or four-door turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 210-hp (220-hp with Sport, SE, and Autobahn trims) and the option of a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). That allows the driver to shift successively through paddles on the steering wheel or the shift lever itself without performing the clutch work. 

The 2017 VW Golf GTI is adding a new Sport Trim. Things such as well-bolstered leather sports seats with plaid inserts. Other trims include an adjustable panorama sunroof, push-button start keyless entry, and a navigation system. The optional features offered by the 2017 VW Golf GTI are LED fog lights (except Sport), aluminum pedals, satellite radio, 18-inch alloy wheel tires, sports suspension, six airbags, an 8-speaker touch-screen entertainment system, Bluetooth, and a multi-function leather steering wheel.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power210 @ 4500 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
MPG24 City / 34 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is $24,995 – $34,095.

What’s Newly Include in 2017 

The new upgrades in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI include the following features:

  • Two-door model discontinued.
  • Sport trim added.

2017 Volkswagen golf GTI Configurations

The different configurations of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI are the following:

1. S 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the S 2-Door trim is $24,995.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower,258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,18″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, Climatic manual, driver and front passenger,heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM, AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio,1st row LCD monitor, key fob (all doors) remote keyless entry, front fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, premium cloth seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

2. S 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the S 4-Door trim is $25,595.

Specs and Features: It comes with 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd man w/OD Transmission,210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower,258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque,front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,18″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, and Climatic manual.

3. Sport 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the Sport 4-Door trim is $27,995.

Specs and Features: It comes with 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, front Fog/driving lights, 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque,front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, and 18″ machined w/painted accents Aluminum wheels.

4. SE 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the SE 4-Door trim is $30,890.

Specs and Features: It comes with 1st-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, front Fog/driving lights, windshield wipers – rain-sensing leather seat trim.

5. Autobahn 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the Autobahn 4-Door trim is $34,095.

Specs and Features: It comes with front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, and a navigation system.

2017 VW Golf GTI Configuration
2017 VW Golf GTI Configuration

Which is the best 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI model?

The best 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI model is S 2-Door, as it is the least costly of all Volkswagen Golf GTI 2017 trims available, starting at $24,995. It includes appealing features such as the 28,210-hp Combined MPG, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium), 6-speed manual w/OD, front-wheel-drive, 6 Exterior, and capacity for five passengers.

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior

What is the seating capacity

A four-door hatchback that seats five is the Golf GTI. Except for long journeys, the front seats are spacious and comfortable. There will be enough space for the rear passengers to sit straight, but their legs will feel somewhat cramped. Heated front seats, leather upholstery, and front sports seats are all standard. There are leather seats and a power-adjustable 12-way driver’s seat available.

How many Child Car Seats are there

There are two complete LATCH child-seat adapters to the GTI. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Golf’s LATCH device the top ranking for Good for its ease of use. Halfway down the seatbacks, the tether anchors for the outer two seats are positioned, while the middle tether anchor is placed behind the headrest. It is quick to access the lower anchors.

Interior Quality

The interior of the Golf GTI is the standard-bearer of the sporty compact car class. The textures are grainy and gentle to the touch, and the overall style is distinctly European, casual, and sporty. The influence is added to by bright red stitching.

Cargo Space

The GTI has 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space in a standard configuration, expanding to 52.7 cubic feet with the second row folded down.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The infotainment feature is standard on all available trims (S and Wolfsburg) of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. With the VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system, you can send/receive hands-free phone calls/texts, quickly find your destination (when navigation features are added), browse your favorite applications, and many more.

2017 VW Golf GTI Interior
2017 VW Golf GTI Interior

Should I Buy a 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Yes, The Volkswagen Golf 2017 remains one of the most famous hatchbacks in the world. It promises to reward you with an enjoyable driving experience. The stable fuel economy drives it ahead of the market even more. The Wolfsburg Edition model comes fitted with many luxury features, while the base model would please most drivers. The Golf is roomy enough, unlike other compact vehicles, to provide a family of five.

2017 VW Golf GTI Bonnet
2017 VW Golf GTI Bonnet

You may also Ask for

Is the 2017 VW Golf GTI a good car?

Among used compact cars, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a perfect option. It combines an enjoyable drive with regular usability. There is a lot of cargo space, comfortable seats, and decent fuel economy for the GTI. Although its infotainment functions are user-friendly and straightforward, most competitors have more giant screens with more transparent graphics.

What is a 2017 VW Golf GTI worth?

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI prices vary from around $19,000 to about $27,000, with an average price of approximately $23,000.

Is a 2017 VW Golf GTI a reliable car?

The Volkswagen GTI 2017 has an estimated J.D. Power reliability ranking of three out of five.   The mark is average for the market, but many other compact cars are winning higher scores from this model year.

How many miles can the 2017 VW Golf GTI last?

The 2017 VW Golf GTI could last 5k miles or so. As all works differently and even maintenance can not necessarily defend against everything crashing and having disastrous consequences, there is no natural way to determine.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Golf GTI, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.