Golf R

Starting MSRP

$40,3951

City

21

HWY

292

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Power Play

You can put yourself in control of a 2.0L turbocharged engine with 288 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

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Driver Assistance Features

You can drive confidently with Blind Spot Monitor, Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist), and more.7

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*6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and MY2019 VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. Remainder of warranty coverage transfers to subsequent vehicle owner. See owner's literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.

**Claim based on manufacturers' published data on length and transferability of car and SUV Bumper-to-bumper/Basic warranty only. Not based on other separate warranties.

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Always obey local speed and traffic laws.
  • Engine
  • Driving & Handling

Let’s cut to the chase.

288 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque can take you from 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds. It won’t take much more to heat things up.

 

2.0L TSI® engine
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2.0L TSI® engine

With a powerful 4-cylinder engine, the Golf R boasts 288 hp and 280 lb-ft of turn-twisting torque. On the road or track, the Golf R has been designed to fire on all cylinders.
2.0L TSI® engine

4MOTION®

The 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system transfers torque between the front and rear wheels. In normal driving conditions, power is delivered to the front wheels. But 4MOTION can also send torque to the rear axle when it’s needed. Talk about a power move.

Lapiz Blue Metallic Golf R in motion, front view

7-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode

Faster shifting than a manual transmission, the available 7-speed DSG automatic transmission lets you quickly upshift and downshift using paddle shifters located within a finger’s reach on the steering wheel. It’s accelerated shifting.

Leather-wrapped shift knob with carbon fiber accents.

DCC® adaptive chassis control

With three settings of suspension firmness to choose from, DCC adaptively controls the damper valves of the Golf R with a refined control algorithm. Taking input signals from wheel sensors and front and rear acceleration sensors, DCC adjusts the optimal damping force, selectively applying force to the four wheels individually.

DCC® adaptive chassis control

Driving Mode Selection

Selectable driving modes allow you to change the way your car performs. You have the power to adjust the drive and how the car responds on the road.

Driving Mode Selection touchscreen interface
Design
Hot off the 
assembly line.
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  • Exterior
  • Interior

LED Headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

These headlights create bright beams of light to help improve visibility, lasting longer and using less energy than halogen bulbs. The Adaptive Front-lighting System allows the headlights to turn slightly with the direction of your steering at certain speeds. Lighting takes a brilliant turn.

LED headlights with adaptive front-lighting system
19" two-toned machined alloy wheels

With 19" alloys, your wheel of style will always be in motion.

Dual exhaust with quad tips

Now you hear it, now you don’t. This exhaust system, exclusive to the Golf R, delivers a refined yet beastly announcement that you’ll be approaching quickly­­—and passing by even quicker.8

Top sport seats with the R logo

Bucket-style, race-inspired front seats. The large and bolstered design really lets you sink into the action, whether you’re behind the wheel or you’re the copilot.

 

Top sport seats with the R logo in Titan Black leather

Carbon Touch accents

The Golf R doesn’t just go fast, it looks fast with its carbon fiber look trim.
Carbon Touch accents inside door
Technology
Technology has never
moved so fast.
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  • Media & Touchscreen Displays
  • Sound & Audio
  • Driver Assistance

Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
This display is a true breakthrough. Instead of the traditional instrument cluster, information can be displayed digitally in high resolution.
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
8" touchscreen navigation system
Besides looking great, the sleek glass display helps make the map more prominent, while available dynamic route guidance can assist you with turn-by-turn information.9

 

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Fender® Premium Audio System
Transform your Golf R into a concert hall on wheels with the available Fender Premium Audio System that has a 400-watt amp and eight speakers, plus a subwoofer. Rock while you roll.
Fender speaker closeup
SiriusXM® All Access
Get your fingers warmed up. SiriusXM All Access offers music, plus major sporting events and some of the biggest names in entertainment, news, and comedy are available with a 3-month trial subscription10.

 

Closeup of entertainment interface in use
Pedestrian Monitoring 11

The Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist) feature can warn of pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle and, under certain circumstances can, brake automatically to help prevent or mitigate the outcome of a collision with a pedestrian if the driver doesn’t respond adequately to the warnings.

Lapiz Blue Metallic Golf R rounding a corner
Don’t pass up a chance for peace of mind.

Driver Assistance features can help give you more confidence on your drive.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Light Assist
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
  • Front Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) helps the vehicle maintain a preset speed and distance from the car in front of you. When activated, if the car in front of you speeds up or slows down, the sensors can detect the change and your car follows suit.12

Blind Spot Monitor

When driving, if you attempt to change lanes, the Blind Spot Monitor can help alert you to cars that may be in your blind spot. The Active Blind Spot Monitor can also counter-steer within the limits of Lane Assist to help keep you in your lane if you attempt to change lanes when a vehicle is in your blind spot.13

Light Assist

High Beam Control (Light Assist) helps provide better visibility on dark roads by turning on your high beams at certain speeds. A camera mounted at the base of the rearview mirror turns your high beams on when conditions warrant it on dark or poorly lit roads. It then turns them off again if another car approaches or drives in front of you.14

Lane Assist

When moving, the Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist) can sense if you start to drift into another lane without using the turn signal. Within the limits of the system, Lane Assist can help steer to help keep you in the current lane.15

Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking

Park Distance Control has sensors that can help you back out of or drive into a parking spot. Audible signals and the optical parking system on the display indicate how much space you have behind and, on some vehicles, in front of the vehicle when parking. If you get too close, the system beeps as a warning. Maneuver Braking (included with Park Distance Control) can apply emergency braking force automatically to help mitigate and in best case prevent collisions with stationary obstacles while you maneuver the vehicle in reverse gear.16

Front Assist

The Forward Collision Warning (included in Front Assist) system can help monitor traffic and can alert you acoustically and visually to a potential front-end collision with the vehicle moving ahead. If it senses that a collision is imminent, Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) can support the driver with increased brake pressure or, if the driver does not react at all, it can apply the brakes automatically. Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist) feature can warn of pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle and, under certain circumstances, can brake automatically to help prevent or mitigate the outcome of a collision with a pedestrian if the driver doesn’t respond adequately to the warnings.17

Rear Traffic Alert

Rear Traffic Alert comes in handy when you’re backing up. It has sensors that can alert you to vehicles crossing in your path when in reverse and can even help brake the vehicle if needed.18

Safety

Safety
takes first.

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Rear View Camera System

Benefit from the view of a wide lens when you want it. It can help you see obstacles when backing up, a feature so helpful you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.

Rear View Camera System
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NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

The 2019 Golf R has earned a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A high-5 for high marks.19

 

Man approaches Lapiz Blue Metallic Golf R

Safety cage

Front and rear crumple zones help absorb crash energy, while a rigid safety cage helps distribute forces away from the driver and passengers.

Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)20

In the event of a collision that deploys the airbags,21 the ICRS can turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the hazard lights.22 It helps react if you might not be able to.

  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Six stability-enhancing systems

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Not every collision brings a car to stop. That’s why our vehicles include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. It can also help slow the vehicle down after a collision, helping reduce the chance of any additional impacts.23

Automatic post-collision braking system icon

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Monitoring and maintaining proper air pressure in your tires helps with efficiency and safety. The TPMS helps alert you to a loss of tire pressure so you know when to add air.

Tire pressure alert icon

Six stability-enhancing systems

From Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), which helps maintain appropriate stopping power during a hard-braking situation, to Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which can adjust engine throttle and apply corrective forces to the wheels that need them most, your vehicle is equipped with a total of six stability-enhancing systems.

Stability-enhancing systems illustration
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