Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Pricing

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List Price $30,470 - $31,570
Edmunds Rating
4.5 / 5.0
Consumer Rating

2018 Highlights

For 2018, the VW Golf GTI pares down trim levels to three choices. All get the formerly optional 10-horsepower increase, so every 2018 GTI now puts out 220 hp. The two top trims also offer new standard features, including LED headlights, driver safety aids, upgraded performance brakes and larger touchscreen displays.
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  • Quick, zippy acceleration guarantees grins for miles
  • Sporty handling makes fun work of twisting roads
  • Roomy hatchback design offers excellent passenger and cargo versatility
  • High-quality interior materials look and feel great


  • Now-common safety aids limited to top two trims
  • Standard high-performance tires contribute to a stiff ride quality
  • Some competitors offer more performance for a lower price
  • Transmission doesn't shift smoothly at low speeds

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Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI for Sale

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Dark Iron Blue Metallic Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth0
Used 2018Volkswagen Golf GTIS
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2018 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Night Blue Metallic Titan Black w/Red Stitching leather0
Used 2018Volkswagen Golf GTISE
Est.Loan: $591/mo
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Features & Specs

SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
Horsepower220 hp @ 4700 rpm220 hp @ 4700 rpm220 hp @ 4700 rpm


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Forward Collision Warning

Warns the driver if a front collision, including with pedestrians, seems imminent. If necessary, can apply automatic emergency braking.
Maneuver Braking

Embedded within the front and rear parking sensor system, automatically applies the brakes if a collision with a nearby object seems likely.
Lane Assist

Warns the driver of vehicles in blind spots with a flashing LED. Can also apply countersteering to nudge the vehicle back into its lane.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.1%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Consumer Rating

Great car but higher sticker price
Goft GTI SE / Leather
Bought the vehicle 3 weeks ago. The main reason for the choice is to have a smaller sized car with "peppy / sporty" driving characteristics for the city. The GTI is a fun little car and with the hatchback design still easy to use for storing some bulky items (55" TV in box fit perfect). Particular for city (San Fran) parking it is perfect. I like the acceleration and sportiness. The suspension is on the stiff side and potholes are for sure felt thru the body. Overall very good visibility and easy to get in and out too. 4 people fit nicely into the car. If anyone looks for a sporty compact vehicle I recommend the Golf GTI

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It's easy to understand the appeal of a compact hatchback. It combines the small footprint and thrifty fuel efficiency of a compact car with cargo capacity to rival the appeal of some big sedans. Yet that practicality doesn't have to be attached to a car that is boring. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI falls into a subgenre of the compact hatchbacks once dubbed the "hot hatch." These variants had more gusto under the hood and refined, sport-tuned chassis to enhance athleticism and deliver driving thrills. And this performance bent comes at no loss to versatility.

The GTI represents the latest chapter in a story that dates back to the 1980s, when the GTI first appeared in the U.S. and arguably started the hot-hatch era. Through rabid enthusiast clubs and forums, the GTI has achieved cultlike status over the past three-plus decades. Spend time behind the wheel of the latest GTI, and you'll understand why its fans are so enthusiastic.

Based on VW's Golf, the GTI shares its roomy interior, impressive materials and commendable build quality. From there, the GTI adds sizzle in the form of a feisty turbocharged engine, a taut suspension, and sporty cabin upgrades such as heavily bolstered sport seats and a thick-rimmed, flat-bottom steering wheel. Visual effects include 18-inch alloy wheels, a unique lower front fascia and a chrome-tipped dual exhaust.

Whether you opt for the manual or the dual-clutch automatic transmission, the GTI is both swift (0-60 mph in the mid-6 seconds) and fairly fuel-efficient. The EPA estimates range from 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway) for the automatic transmission and 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway) for the manual. As you might expect, the GTI has a noticeably firmer ride than the standard Golf. But this is the trade-off for increased athleticism.

The GTI is available in three trim levels, ranging from the base S to the loaded Autobahn. The S comes with a generous standard features list, highlighted by heated front seats and a rearview camera. The Autobahn offers features such as a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and an adaptive suspension, which allows both a softer ride for commuting on rough roads and a tighter setting for curvy roads. The SE trim sits in between.

However you might want to equip your ideal GTI, you will end up with a car that draws a nice balance between driving enjoyment and everyday practicality. Let Edmunds help you find the perfect GTI for your driveway.

Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Overview

Pre-owned Volkswagen Golf GTI models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 220 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automated manual. The Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with a 6 yr./ 72000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 72000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2018 Golf GTI 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2018 Golf GTI.

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Price comparisons for Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE is priced between $32,435 and $32,435 with odometer readings between 0 and 0 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI S is priced between $27,685 and $27,685 with odometer readings between 0 and 0 miles.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Gas Mileage

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
28 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
27 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/32 highway MPG

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
27 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/32 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG28
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume110.9 cu.ft.
Wheelbase103.6 in.
Length168.0 in.
Width70.8 in.
Height57.8 in.
Curb Weight3062 lbs.