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2015 Volkswagen Golf R

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2015 4-Door 4dr All-Wheel Drive Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $36,595


The Volkswagen Golf R is for the hot hatch fan who believes the iconic Golf GTI just isn't hot enough. Using the excellent Golf as a base, the R adds all-wheel drive and a highly boosted turbo four to become one of the ultimate fast small cars on the market today, while retaining all of the practicality you'd expect from VW's compact hatchback.

If you feel comfortable paying almost $40,000 for a car with modest roots, it's a premium-feeling machine that can tackle corners just as easily as your everyday commute.

What's New for 2015

Volkswagen gave the all-new Golf R a late introduction this year. All models have an automated DSG dual-clutch transmission, and prices start from $36,595. A six-speed manual and some other revisions are expected on 2016 cars, due late this year.

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Choosing Your Volkswagen Golf R

All 2015 Golf Rs come with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 292 horsepower. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission sends power to all four wheels. A five-door hatch is the only bodystyle available, but you can choose between a pair of trim levels:

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The Golf R is loaded with standard equipment, and comes with 18-inch wheels, a body kit, bi-xenon headlamps, LED running lights, a drive-mode selector, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, satellite radio, backup camera, leather sport seats, 12-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, keyless entry and start, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system.

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DCC w/ Nav

The main options for the Golf R come in the form of a package-based trim level: the Golf R with DCC and Nav. This adds the adaptive damping system for the suspension, 19-inch wheels, navigation for the 5.8-inch touchscreen radio, Fender premium audio and front and rear parking sensors.

CarsDirect Tip

DCC and Nav aren't really worth it on this car, partly because the standard setup is good and the navigation option is nothing special. And if you load up a Golf R, you're pushing right up to the starting price of the mechanically similar Audi S3.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
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Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 292 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
6-spd Tiptronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time 4motion All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 292 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time 4motion All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 30 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
52.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
93 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
168.4 "
Exterior Width
70.8 "
Exterior Height
56.5 "
Front Headroom
38.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.1 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,340 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way (2-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
8 / 9 Fender
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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