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2019 Volkswagen Golf R


MSRP* $40,395
Invoice* $38,779

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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 5
Comfort 4.9
Performance 5
Reliability 5
Not just more money than a GTI

by SupperMario3 from Chicago, IL | November 03, 2019

Had a Gen 6 GTI and it performed flawlessly for 6 years for my daughter. Upgraded to the newest Golf R Gen 7.5 and I have to say there is a significant difference between the two cars, not just in terms of price. Better in all these segments - seating, technology, brakes, power, power, and more power (nice!), handling (yes even better), tuning of suspension, engagement with the transmission (much more direct, but the GTI was pretty good) and all wheel drive for the upper mid-west winters. We loved our GTI but we are amazed with the latest Golf R from VW.


by cedup from hamilton sq,nj | October 24, 2019

Comfortable, super QUICK, handles fantastically, feels like you are connected, and in total control, in all conditions. it replaced my GTI which was GREAT, but the Golf R, is indeed a step up, very noticeable. Lots of usable room, and everything is where it belongs, ergonomics is FANTASTIC. got it in Sept 2019, have close to 4000 miles now, so I have a good feel, for what it can do, pretty much everything feels RIGHT...

Sleeper fun

by Jman from Seattle Washington | October 16, 2019

After looking at many vehicles, the golf r checked all the boxes and gave me a fun, premium spec, car that puts a smile on my face, gets good gas milage and has awd for snowy days. Try one out. You'll like it. Even my wife loves it and she's stopped driving the kids around in the SUV just to drive the golf once in awhile. My reliability rating is actually unknown. I've had no problems 1500 miles in, but I'm assuming the 72000 mile warranty will give me peace of mind.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R Overview

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is the high-performance version of the regular Golf hatchback. It competes with the Subaru WRX STi, Hyundai Elantra GT, and Honda Civic Type-R.

Under the hood, it is powered by a 288-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. 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.

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*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.