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The VW Golf GTI is the hot hatchback that not only maneuvers nimbly through city traffic, but is a hoot to drive out on the open road. Now in its seventh generation, the combination of a sport suspension, turbocharged 2.0L engine and your choice of a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission makes this athletic five-door sport machine the envy of others on the road. The Golf GTI is consistently one of the best-reviewed, and most affordable, sports cars on the planet. See yours today and take a test drive at Chapman VW Tucson.

2.0L Motor Both Powerful and Efficient

There’s no turbo lag when you tromp on the accelerator of the Golf GTI as the 2.0L engine kicks in with more than 200 horsepower and a scintillating 258 pound-feet of torque. Unlike other turbos, when you finally do stop at a gas station you only need to use regular unleaded fuel in your new GTI. Gas stations will be the least of your worries, as this peppy sports machine earns a very efficient 34 mpg out on the highway.

Choose from Four Different Models

The VW Golf GTI offers four different models for various needs and budgets. The base model is the S which includes a driving mode selector and the VW-Car-Net App Connect in its $25,595 starting price. Move up just a bit to the sport model and you not only get 20 extra horsepower, but also upgraded brakes, Bi-Xenon headlamps and keyless access with push button start. The SE, starting at just over $30,000, delivers a Fender Premium Audio System and leather seats. The Autobahn model, named for the famous German high-speed highway, is the top of the mark, with adaptive chassis control, touchscreen navigation and a 12-way power driver’s seat. All the Golf GTI models are equipped with the same dynamic chassis delivering superb control for aggressive conditions.

Hot Hatch Outfitted for Safety

With B-pillars made from advanced thermoform steel and a rigid safety cage that directs energy away from the cockpit in the event of a crash, the VW Golf GTI is engineered for safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the GTI its highest 5-star rating, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the vehicle a Top Safety Pick. Every GTI model includes an automatic post-collision braking system that helps bring you car to a stop in the event of a wreck, keep the damage to a minimum. Check out all the safety features and see just how fun a Golf GTI is to drive when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.

Based on meeting owners’ expectations and desires, the AutoPacific consulting firm has awarded the VW Jetta with the Ideal Vehicle Award for 2017. The award is based on a survey of more than 50,000 vehicle owners in the United States. AutoPacific quizzed owners on what they would change about their vehicles, honoring the vehicles that required the least amount of change. “The Volkswagen Jetta has been a best seller for the brand, and the AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award is a testament of how much Jetta owners love their vehicles,” according to VW VP Hendrik Muth. “our planners, designers and engineers work hard to ensure every last detail in the Jetta delivers on what buyers want in a compact vehicle, so we are truly honored by this recognition.” To see if the Jetta is the ideal vehicle for your transportation needs, visit Chapman VW Tucson today and take a test drive.

Jetta Comes in Five Trim Levels

The compact VW Jetta sedan comes in five different trim levels, offering a variety of features and prices. The lowest price S model is anything but basic, starting at just $17,895 with standard features such as LED daytime running lights, a color touchscreen infotainment system and rear-view camera. Move up a bit to the SE and the package includes keyless access, push-button start, VW Car-Net App-Connect and blind spot monitoring. Both those models are powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine that earns 40 mpg on the highway. The SEL and Sport offer a bigger 1.8L turbocharged engine, which delivers 20 more horsepower while still achieving 35 mpg on the highway. The SEL has dual-zone climate control and autonomous emergency braking, while the Sport celebrates the joy of driving with a sport suspension, fog lights and a rear spoiler. The VW Jetta GLI is the most powerful model in the lineup with a 2.0L turbo engine that produces 210 horsepower. It has premium amenities such as a Fender audio system, multi-function steering wheel and large 18-inch wheels.

Safety is Key with Jetta

The VW Jetta received the highest rating possible from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Parts of the exterior body panels are made with special high-strength alloy steel to help with the vehicle’s sturdiness. Crumple zones in the front and rear help absorb the energy in the event of a crash, protecting the occupants. In case there is a collision, the Intelligent Crash Response System turns off the gas pump, activates the hazard lights and unlocks the doors. See all the features that make the VW Jetta an ideal vehicle when you visit Chapman VW Tucson.