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2019 Volkswagen Golf R


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

Don't Overpay for Your New 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 4.6
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.9
certified used with 7y/84k bumper to bumper wty

by ed730 from cedar falls, iowa | January 14, 2020

for top of line golf, needs these features: remote start, (seat, mirrors) memory for each driver profile, real time psi tire pressure monitoring for each individual wheel, as well as temporary spare tire.

Enjoyable car to drive

by Suej from Madison, WI | December 18, 2019

I have had it less than one week but the manual transmission is more sophisticated that that of my previously owned WRX. I also appreciate the safety features, and since it is winter in WI, the heated seats.

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.

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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.