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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 4.7
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.8

by cedup from Hamilton N.J. | May 17, 2020

Fanstastic car, superbly well made, solid, fit and finish is superb, is super QUICK, handles like it's on rails, fantastic brakes, and steering, superbly comfortable supportive, no back aches seats for long 6 hour drives. great highway car, and still whip it around locally. It's a step above the GTI, bigger tires, the 4 motion gives extra grip, and much more powerful, SUPER QUICK, I had 2 GTI's that where great, this is much better GTI's had no issues lots of fun also, Golf R is a step UP

Fun, fast and relatively affordable

by CVale from Boston, MA | April 26, 2020

I have owned six Audi TTs (all three generations) and loved them all, but I’ve always lusted after the TTS because of its more powerful engine. While the DSG with paddle shifters on the TT is lightning fast and fun, it still isn’t as fun as manual transmission in my opinion. And there’s no way I can afford the TTS, so I opted for a 2019 VW Golf R in one of the 40 special-order Spektrum colors. The four-month wait was worth it. Besides getting the same engine as the TTS, I got a car in a color I wanted with manual transmission and with several safety features not offered on the TT. The adaptive cruise control is great, and the lane warning system notifies you but gently tugging the wheel back in the correct lane but without the annoying chimes and buzzers that many other cars use. This is not your grandfather’s Golf; it’s a stylish all-wheel-drive rocket. I much prefer the understated design to that of the Honda Civic Type R, Subaru WRX STI and Ford Focus RX, which are great if you’re 16 but a tad too showy for someone like me (definitely not 16). At the same time, the design is anything but boring with dual chrome exhausts, special body molding, and aggressive LED headlights. Everything about the R feels tight and right: steering, clutch, shifter, breaks. And then there’s the power; let’s just say it’s more than ample. But not too thirsty as I’m averaging 29 MPH combined highway and city. In my experience, there’s virtually no turbo lag as long as I downshift appropriately. The large touchscreen is better and more intuitive than anything I’ve used before, including our other car, a 2018 Subaru Forester. Seats are comfortable and supportive. There’s ample storage for me, but remember, I’m coming from a TT. I love the car and can’t help grinning every time I get in it. PROs: • Design and availability of 40 colors • Availability of a manual transmission • TTS engine for about $10K less • Comfortable and practical cabin with intuitive controls CONs: • Because Audi/VW’s direct shift gearbox is so good, the manual is a tad slower • Side mirrors do not automatically dim when there’s a car behind with brights on (the rearview mirror does) • Only one USB port and the placement is really awkward and hard to get to Would I buy it again? In a heartbeat.

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.

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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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