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2018 Volkswagen Golf R


City 21 MPG Hwy 29 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.9
Comfort 4.9
Performance 5
Reliability 4.8
Comfortable, fast, agile, advanced,

by JD from Chattanooga, TN | December 01, 2019

Though not very big, that's about the only thing missing in this car. Amazing performance, great handling, great marriage between comfort and handling, great amenities on the electrical site, and the car's navigation features are very helpful. It has an incredible 6 year/72,000 miles warranty. This car isn't screaming at everyone to stare, but they will once they see you push it. This is a humble car: you can drive it softly and quietly but also fast and quietly all while looking respectful but not screaming aggression. The colors on the interior gives it a calm and sophisticated demeanor. One thing I like also is that I can turn most of the extra features off such as the lane assist, adaptive cruise control and all as well as adjust the steering wheel, suspension, and other things.

Extremely fun, fast, and reliable car to own!

by JasonVdub from San Antonio, TX | August 24, 2019

Being AWD and turbo charged is extremely fun. Very comfortable ride. The multiple mode settings are flexible and race mode is amazing. The infotainment system is beautiful and expertly designed.

Golf R - A “10” on the fun factor.

by Hwarren2801 from San Diego | May 11, 2019

I researched a lot of competitors in this class of vehicles. I chose the R because of the performance, interior design, quality, and AWD capability. I owned a 2015 GTI with the performance pack prior to this car and absolutely loved it. The R provides even better grip and over all performance. The GTI is fantastic. But I wanted to see for myself how this new R would stack up. I’ll tell you, it met all my expectations. You can’t go wrong with a GTI. The R just takes the already great GTI and makes it better.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf R Overview

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is the high-performance version of the regular Golf hatchback. It competes with the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STi, and Honda Civic Type-R.

Under the hood, it is powered by a 292-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive (AWD). A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is also available. Maximum cargo capacity is 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seat folded down.