Volkswagen Golf R

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Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Golf R
MSRP Range $35,655-$39,375 Trims2 Combined MPG 25 Seats 5

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Our Take on the Latest Model

What it is: The Volkswagen Golf R is a range-topping performance hatchback based on the Golf and Golf GTI. It competes with the Subaru WRX STi and Ford Focus RS and employs all-wheel drive — a key difference from the front-drive Golf GTI. Drivers can choose a six-speed manual transmission ... Read Full Report

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R takes the sportiness and usefulness of the Golf GTI and turns it up a notch — but not quite enough to justify its higher price.

What We Don't Like

  • Drivetrain lag (automatic transmission)
  • Clutch feel (manual transmission)
  • Lack of steering feedback
  • Noisy motorized backup camera
  • Hefty price premium over Golf GTI
  • Not as powerful as competitors

Notable Features

  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity available

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2017 Volkswagen Golf R
2017 Volkswagen Golf R
not yet rated $35655-39375 MSRP Range
25 MPG Combined 292-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual,6-speed manual w/OD All-wheel Drive Seats 5
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
not yet rated $35650-35650 MSRP Range
25 MPG Combined 292-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual,6-speed manual w/OD All-wheel Drive Seats 5
2015 Volkswagen Golf R
2015 Volkswagen Golf R
not yet rated $36595-36595 Available Price Range
26 MPG Combined 292-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual All-wheel Drive Seats 5
2013 Volkswagen Golf R
2013 Volkswagen Golf R
not yet rated $34195-34795 Available Price Range
22 MPG Combined 256-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 6-speed manual w/OD All-wheel Drive Seats 5
2012 Volkswagen Golf R
2012 Volkswagen Golf R
not yet rated $33990-34590 Available Price Range
23 MPG Combined 256-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 6-speed manual w/OD All-wheel Drive Seats 5
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