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2017 Volkswagen Golf R

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2017 4-Door 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $35,655
2017 4-Door w/DCC & Navigation 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback Price:   -  From $39,375


The VW Golf R lives up to its reputation as a hot hatchback thanks to its standard all-wheel drive and seriously turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts of 292 horsepower. The Golf R also has a practical side that makes it a fine companion on long road trips or grocery runs.

What's New for 2017

The majority of the Golf R's specifications will stay the same for 2017. The only big changes come in the driver assistance category, where is full suite of safety technology is now available.

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Choosing Your Volkswagen Golf R

The Golf R comes standard with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, matched to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG). VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system puts all of that power to the ground. The Golf R manages 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

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The base model Golf R is well equipped with leather upholstery, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Keyless ignition and a rearview camera are also standard.

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DCC w/ Navigation

The Golf R with DCC and Navigation comes standard with the 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system, a performance data recorder, and DCC dynamic chassis control, which allows the drivers to adjust the firmness of the suspension.

The Golf R with DCC and Navigation comes standard with a 6-speed manual. A 6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode is available for $1,100.

A touchscreen navigation system with CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control come standard, along with bi-xenon high-intensity headlights with LED accents and 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels. The stereo system is upgraded to a Fender® Premium Audio System with eight speakers plus a subwoofer. Adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring are also standard.

The Golf R with DCC and Navigation starts at $41,295.

CarsDirect Tip

The Golf R is an exciting car to drive and is nicely outfitted for the price. Be prepared to wait or search a number of dealerships if you're looking for a base model, which makes the Golf R with DCC and Navigation the more likely choice. If you're looking for performance at a lower price point, consider the Golf GTI.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 292 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd Tiptronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time 4motion All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 31 / 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
22 / 31 / 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
3,283 Lbs. / 3,340 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " 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
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
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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