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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.


  • MSRP*: $39,785
  • Invoice Price*: $38,193

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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 MPG
  • Highway: 29 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.