2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla – Staten Island, NY

The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and the 2018 Toyota Corolla have hit the streets, and they are making a show of it. Which has left drivers wondering which vehicle will be a better fit for them and their lifestyle. Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make the head to head comparison of each vehicle to make sure you’re getting all that you desire out of your next vehicle purchase.


2018 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the availability of the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S model. The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electric e-Golf.

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are part of a package. Plus, the top-spec Golf R features Volkswagen’s reconfigurable Digital Cockpit with a 12.3-inch multi-function display.


2018 Toyota Corolla

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is for those who refuse to blend in. Corolla SE and XSE feature an aggressively sporty front end. Loaded with attitude, it signals to all that this sedan is always up for some fun. While standard Bi-LED headlights set the stage for a stylish look, no matter the time. Designed for style and performance, these lights shine bright and use less energy compared to standard lights. Plus, the 2018 Corolla shows off its fun-to-drive nature from all angles. Corolla LE Eco, and XSE models are equipped with a rear spoiler that integrates seamlessly into the bold lines of the rear deck lid.

The inside of the 2018 Toyota Corolla is sporty and designed for the drive. Standard on Corolla SE and XSE, the sport gauge cluster offers a sports-car inspired illuminated speedometer and tachometer to help amplify your drive. And the 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display shows you the data you crave. See your average mpg, current song selection and more – all at a glance. You can release your inner driver in the 2018 Corolla. The available sport button on the center console of the SE and XSE allow you to enable Sport Mode, in which the Engine Control Unit and simulated shift points are adjusted to give a sportier feel to your drive.


Volkswagen Golf

  • Lots of technology
  • Smooth powertrains
  • New model update
  • EPA MPG:
    25 City/33 HWY

Toyota Corolla

  • Spacious interior
  • Standard active safety features
  • Hatchback model available
  • EPA MPG:
    28 City/36 HWY

Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make sure that you make the right decision when it comes to your vehicle. Come test drive the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and see for yourself why its the right choice, every time.