2021 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2021 Volkswagen Golf


2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
$23,195 MSRP*

Starting Price

$28,695 MSRP**
1.4L Turbocharged 4-cylinder


2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder
29 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

EPA-estimated MPG

23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

Volkswagen Car-Net®


Considering a new hatchback for your St Louis and St Peters drives? Here at Suntrup Volkswagen, we have plenty of options to choose from. The new Volkswagen lineup offers powerful and spacious options — two of which are the new Golf and new Golf GTI. Compare the 2021 Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI to see which model offers the price-tag, performance, and features you want in your next vehicle purchase.

While both are great choices, one might be a better option for you than the other, so you’ll want to explore their differences. Read on to check out this 2021 Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI comparison, compliments of Suntrup Volkswagen.

Golf vs. Golf GTI: Price & Engine Options

If you’re comparing the Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI performance, the Golf GTI stands out as being a bit more powerful. The Golf, on the other hand, is the more efficient option. See which model best matches your needs below:

2021 Volkswagen Golf

  • 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/39 mpg highway rating
  • MSRP from $23,195

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine
  • EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway rating
  • MSRP from $28,695

Golf vs. Golf GTI: Features & Design

You’ll find a variety of comfort features and innovative technologies to make your journeys throughout Webster more enjoyable no matter which model you choose. Both of these Volkswagen hatchbacks models include Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, and more. You will, however, notice some exterior styling differences when it comes to the models’ wheels:

  • 2021 Volkswagen Golf: 16″ split-V alloy wheels
  • 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI: 18″ 5-spoke two-tone machined alloy wheels

These slight styling differences help distinguish one model from the next, so explore both of them in person to discover which best suits your personal style. If you like the styles of these vehicles but don’t want to spend the new model price, then check out our inventory of used Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf GTI vehicles at Suntrup Volkswagen.

Compare the Golf vs. GTI at Suntrup Volkswagen!

When you compare the 2021 Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI, both stand out in their own ways. The Volkswagen Golf is more fuel-efficient and makes a great vehicle for cruising around St. Louis. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the sportier pick and offers a more powerful engine. Ready to test drive these vehicles for yourself? Contact us to schedule a test drive today!

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