By Jennifer Newman on November 16, 2012
The higher-performance 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is for anyone who loves to drive, says Cars.com reviewer Sara Lacey. With a standard six-speed manual transmission paired to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, this car is made for zipping around town and highway sprints. Though it's a hatchback, the Golf R’s backseat is surprisingly roomy. Its cargo area easily handled all of her son's hockey equipment, which is no easy task.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer