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With Versatility in Spades, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is Perfect for Car Shoppers Near San Francisco

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has the spirit of the Autobahn built into its stylish hatchback design, and thrills are certainly easily found on any stretch of highway or city street, but more than that, it makes driving fun by taking the stress and hassles out of even tedious city commutes from Marin County.

It's versatile design, smart features, and superb crash test ratings make any driving task more convenient and ease worries about your safety, so if you're looking for a car that sprinkles in all the best car qualities, read on to learn more about the Volkswagen Golf GTI and check it out at our San Rafael dealership!

Tailored Design

Style and practicality don't always go hand-in-hand, but the Volkswagen Golf GTI accomplishes just the right combination of the two. Its hatchback design means that even as a small car, which helps with its deft handling, there is a surprising amount of passenger and max cargo space in the cabin, 93 and 53.7 cubic feet respectively, while comforts make that room more easily enjoyed.

It comes standard with 8-way adjustable Top Sport seats that hint even further at its sporty nature, and the plaid cloth seating and interior ambient lighting show its uniqueness. Meanwhile, available features like the Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control and leather seating surfaces up the premium nature of the cabin. Plus, it comes standard with exterior features like LED fog lights that are perfect for the weather around Marin and Sonoma counties.

Effective, Efficient Engineering

Drivers around Oakland don't expect robust performance from the small car category, but the Volkswagen Golf GTI sets out to change that. Every trim comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine packs 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque while still achieving an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway, so you'll bolt by as many gas stations as you do other cars.

With this engine, car shoppers have their choice between a 6-speed manual transmission, for those who prefer control over shifting, and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, for those who prefer the ease and exceptionally smooth shifting.

However, there is more to thank for the captivating ride of the Volkswagen Golf GTI than the impeccable powertrain as it also holds everything from a sport suspension, for smooth control even as you speed around corners, to available DCC® adaptive chassis control, for controlling suspension firmness, to available GTI performance brakes, for exceptional stopping power.

Safety Systems and Ratings

With a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has several ways it tries to keep passengers safe if involved in an accident, but it also offers a range of features that may warn you of potential collisions so that you can avoid them. These include:

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist)
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • High Beam Control
  • Park Assist
  • Adaptive Front-lighting System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Entertainment and Technology

Techies around San Francisco are sure to love the intuitive, clever features that make riding in the Volkswagen Golf GTI even more pleasurable. A touchscreen comes standard with a choice between a 6.5- or 8-inch display, and the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility make using your preferred mobile device through those screens supremely simple. Plus, the navigation system that comes standard on the Autobahn trim makes getting to your weekend wine getaway in Sonoma County much easier.

Test Out the Volkswagen Golf GTI at Sonnen Volkswagen Today!

The incredibly versatile Volkswagen Golf GTI means that a range of car shoppers may find that it suits them better than any other model, so be sure to contact us to see if you're one of these drivers!