The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. The Honda Civic Si

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI is incredibly fun to drive, so fun that your Austin commute will feel too short. On top of the sporty feel, it's high-tech, spacious, and stylish. It's the compact car that's competitors are endlessly chasing. We've put together a list of reasons why the Volkswagen Golf GTI is better than the competition.

Why will Round Rock drivers enjoy it more than the Honda Civic Si?


Both models are only available with one engine, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI's 2.0-liter turbo engine gives you more power to play with. It has a lot more torque, 258 pound-feet, than the Honda Civic Si, 192 pound-feet, and that power is ready at lower engine speeds, so acceleration is instantaneous.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI comes standard with a manual transmission, but it is available with an automatic transmission. The Honda Civic Si only features a manual transmission, which some drivers may struggle with.

Features and Safety

The Volkswagen Golf GTI uses a hatchback to allow for greater storage of items. It's 53.7 cubic feet of storage beats the 14.7 cubic feet of the Honda Civic Si by a landslide. Cedar Park picnickers will find it easier to store coolers in the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Worrying about your safety is no way to enjoy your new car, which is why the Volkswagen Golf GTI is available with tons of smart safety features. Georgetown drivers can enjoy blind spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, park assist, and many more features that help to keep you safe. The Honda Civic Si only comes with one of the driver-assist features found in the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. A New Mazda3

As indicated by recent automotive trends, more drivers are looking to own a versatile vehicle. One such option is the Volkswagen Golf GTI, a best-seller here at our VW dealership in Austin, Texas. With its affordable price and versatile design, it can easily accommodate any lifestyle. Needless to say, its engineering delivers an exceptional ride, too. That is why we recommend this new VW car over competitors like the Mazda3 to our customers around Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Georgetown.

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So what exactly makes the new Volkswagen Golf GTI more desirable than the Mazda3? For starters, you will have more power at your disposal by opting for our brand's product. Take the entry-level trim, for instance, which is equipped with a Turbocharged 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine. Thanks to this powertrain, the VW model can crank out a maximum of 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the 2.0L engine on the Mazda model supplies a mere 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Our option clearly takes the lead in terms of strength.

Choose the Volkswagen Golf GTI over the Mazda3, and you will also have more standard comfort and technology features. When you purchase a new base level Volkswagen Golf GTI you'll find heated front seats, driver and passenger lumbar support and powered seat controls, all standard, which you won't find on the base trim of a new Mazda3. Additionally, you'll find luxury perks such as a leather wrapped steering wheel and heated mirrors also come standard when you decide on the Volkswagen Golf GTI over a new Mazda3.

See for Yourself What the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Has in Store!

Need more reasons for why you should opt for the VW Golf GTI over the Mazda3 or Honda Civic Si? Then we encourage you to speak with our experts at Charles Maund. Give us a call at (888) 554-1406, contact us online, or stop by in person for a VW test drive!