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How safe is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Safety & Driver Assistance Features

Drivers interested in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI should be aware of the technology included in every model that keeps them and their passengers safe. There are plenty of 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI safety and driver assistance features to highlight. We’ve broken down everything you need to know.

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Standard safety features drivers can expect to find in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI include dusk sensing headlamps, adaptive headlights, emergency braking assist, child seat anchors, post-collision safety system, a pre-collision safety system, traction control, stability control, rear door child safety locks, tire pressure monitoring, a remote anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, daytime running lights and turn signal mirrors.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI driving in the cityThe 2018 Golf GTI’s higher trim levels add plenty of driver assistance features, including forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert. The highest trim level, the Autobahn trim, adds adaptive cruise control, front/rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, a maneuver braking system and a self-parking system.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Fuel Economy

In addition to its impressive set of safety features, many fans of the 2018 Golf GTI also love this hatchback because of its fuel efficiency. All three trim levels of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI (S, SE and Autobahn) are powered by the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The Environmental Protection Agency rated the 2018 Golf GTI for fuel economy ratings of 24 miles per gallon for city driving, 32 miles per gallon for highway travel and 27 miles per gallon for combined city/highway travel.

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