2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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Volkswagen's Golf GTI is routinely the hot-hatch to beat. It sports a 210-hp 2.0-liter turbo in both six-speed manual and automatic and has an optional Sport mode for increased performance, ensuring there is an option available for anyone’s preference. While it may not be the fastest hot-hatch on the market these days, starting out at just $25,815, it still provides some of the best bang for the buck around.
See what’s new for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
The GTI jumped up to the mkVII platform a couple of years ago, so there aren’t a whole lot of changes in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI. In fact, it’s an omission that gets the most reaction - Volkswagen has done away with the two-door variant. That’s not to say you can’t find one. Oddly enough, Volkswagen did produce some 2017 models but they’re rare to find.
A new Sport trim has been added to the spec sheet, which features the Performance package standard, as do the Autobahn and SE trims. And now the Driver Assistance package comes with Light Assist, but more about trim options below.
Trim & Options
The introduction of the new Sport trim means there are now four trims to choose from, though the base S model comes stock with plenty of great features.
GTI S - $25.595
18-inch alloy wheels
LED fog lights
Famous plaid cloth upholstery
Selectable drive modes
6.5-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink
Sport - $27.995
The Sport packs all of the above features together and adds the Performance package, plus adaptive xenon headlights and keyless ignition and entry. Here’s what comes with the performance package:
Larger, vented disc brakes
Electronically controlled slip-differential
SE - $30.890
Automatic headlights and windshield wipers
Fender premium audio system
AutoBahn - $34,085
Adaptive suspension dampers
Bigger rear stabilizer bar
10-way power driver seat
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Both the SE and Autobahn trims have an optional Driver Assistance package available, too.
With its 210-hp 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder engine (220-hp with the Performance package), the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI isn’t going to turn any heads on track day. It hits 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun, practical car to drive around town.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is perfect for someone who needs the space of a 5-door but doesn’t want to drive another grocery-getter. Having a heavy foot when the light turns green will put a smile on any driver’s face, and the responsive steering and grippy handling makes driving on twisty roads a joy.
Unlike the GTI’s older brother, the Golf R, it gets great fuel economy while still being able to perform. With the recommended premium fuel, the EPA rated the GTI at 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Volkswagen Golf GTI invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Volkswagen Golf GTI MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.