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The VW Golf GTI Is Great for Arlington


Driving around Arlington, especially during rush hour, isn’t for the faint of heart. You need to know when to drive defensively and when to put pedal to the metal. That’s why you need the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Not only does it provide precision handling and speed, but it also has great interior features and comfort to keep you comfortable throughout your drive. Let’s take a look at some of the many reasons why the Golf GTI is great for driving in Arlington.

Deceptively Large Interior

Image via Flickr by FotoSleuth

Image via Flickr by FotoSleuth

Despite the fact that the GTI is a compact car, it still has an exceptional amount of room. Depending on your specific tastes, you can opt for the three-door or five-door hatchback. Both have superb looks from the exterior; it’s more dependent on your need for easily accessible cargo space. Speaking of a spacious interior, the GTI boasts 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space when all seats are up, and an impressive 52.7 cubic feet of space with seats down. Surprisingly, this puts it in the same realm as VW’s Tiguan SUV. The Golf GTI also has room for up to five passengers.

So Much Speed

With many compact cars on the market, manufacturers skimp on engine performance in lieu of a lower price. However, the Golf GTI isn’t one of those vehicles. When you pop the hood, you’ll stare in awe at the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This beastly work of engineering propels you to 60 mph in a mere 5.8 seconds, while topping out at a face-melting 124 miles per hour. The standard GTI comes with a 210-horsepower engine, or you can go with the Performance Package, which kicks horsepower up to 220.

Exceptional Fuel Economy

Typically, you have to trade speed for fuel economy. With the Golf GTI, you get both. The only decision you’ll have to make is whether to go with the fun-to-drive six-speed manual transmission or the more practical six-speed automatic. Either way, you’ll go up to 34 mpg highway and 25 mpg city. Very few cars in the compact class effectively pair both of these abilities.

Elegant Yet Functional Features

Once you open the driver’s door of the GTI, you’ll meet a stylish interior, complete with black cloth and plaid accents. A look at the dashboard also reveals a well-designed instrument cluster and center display. Using VW Car-Net App-Connect, you can also integrate your smart phone for streaming music, hands-free texting, and navigation. Essentially, the Golf GTI turns into a giant mobile device for your convenience. Other options on the interior include a moon roof and leather-upholstered seats.

Premier Safety

There’s a reason the Golf GTI received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s due not only to air bags throughout the cabin, but also to the extensive number of active safety features. This includes Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking, and Lane Departure Warning, just to name a few. These features enable the Golf GTI to prevent crashes, rather than just reducing the damage afterwards.

As you cruise around Arlington, you’ll not only get to listen to your favorite tunes via VW Car-Net, but you’ll also have an exceptionally attractive car at your fingertips. Now, you’ll just have to find a way to scurry away from awestruck spectators.


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