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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.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.9 (out of 5)
Value 4.9
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.9
Comfort 4.9
Performance 5
Reliability 4.8
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.

Super Car

by Oldpro from San Mateo | December 31, 2018

This car is absolutely one of the finest built dollar for dollar in existence! All around exhilarating handling and performance. Spectacular body style, and superior interior finish. Unbelievable excelleration, outstanding handling, fantastic safety features! Mind blowing sound system.

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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.