We know and love the Volkswagen Golf for being one of the most versatile and transitional vehicles on the market today. This car is one of the original hot hatches for the excitement it offers, is a car that has been used as a wagon to add more space in the Sportwagen model and now comes in the new AWD Alltrack to be a go everywhere and do everything type of vehicle. As one of the most versatile cars on the market today the Golf is a car that offers us more choices and even in its natural form it’s a car you can love to drive.
The Golf GTI has been awarded the 2017 Best New Car award by the Good Housekeeping Institute Lab to add to the many accolades this car has already earned in its time. This is an award that puts the Golf GTI at the top of the list in a competition that was carried out with more than 100 new vehicles being tested. As the winner in the compact category the Golf GTI stood out among the cars tested to show off the features and equipment made to allow the Golf to lead the way and offer what’s desired.
The team at the Good Housekeeping Institute Labs chose the Golf GTI after driving it for more than 1,200 miles on test tracks and open roads. This was the choice made based on value, safety, handling, interior design comfort and onboard technology. They were extremely impressed with this car when it came to power, design, space, connectivity and the fun it offered with regards to the driving dynamics and the capability provided. This is the car that offered the best visibility for the driver, a sleek and roomy inside and the suspension that puts in in charge of the road.
When you check out the Golf GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 210 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission in order to achieve 24 city/34 hwy and give you the ride you want. There is a six-speed dual clutch automatic than can be chosen if desired which only changes the fuel number to 32 on the highway while maintaining the city number for you. This powertrain paired with the dynamic ride allows you to enjoy the fun and excitement you want in the Golf.
We already knew the Golf was a car that we love and trust on the road, now we have validation from the team at Good Housekeeping. As a car that’s used for many purposes, the Golf GTI is the down to earth, easy to love European styled hatchback that makes driving what it should be for you. This is a car you can enjoy on the road and know it will fit anywhere and be able to carry you wherever you need to go whether you’re looking for some driving fun or a commuter car that can get the job done.