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2019 Volkswagen Golf R

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2019 2.0T w/DCC & Navigation 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $40,395


The most exclusive member of the Golf family, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R combines hatchback utility with scorching performance and loads of features. The result is a track-ready compact that blends well with everyday life.

What's New for 2019

The Golf R now comes in a single, fully equipped trim level. No less than 40 custom paint colors have been added. Black gloss wheels are available for the first time.

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Choosing Your Volkswagen Golf R

The Golf R's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes the most of its displacement, producing 288 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That's enough to take the tidy hatchback from zero to 60 mph in as little as 4.5 seconds. All-wheel drive comes standard, along with an electronic locking differential and VW's Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) suspension with three firmness settings: Comfortable, Normal, and Sport. There's also a Race driving mode that piques all systems for maximum thrills.

The Golf R starts out with a six-speed manual transmission, and a seven-speed automatic is available for $1,100. With the automatic, the Golf R earns EPA ratings of 23 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 combined. Manual models are EPA-rated at 21/29/24 mpg (city/highway/combined).

The Golf R is available in a single trim: the Golf R with DCC and Navigation, which is priced from $41,290 (including the $895 destination charge). The Golf R comes with the aforementioned DCC system and navigation, plus just about everything else in the book. The interior features heated front sport seats with driver power, black leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a virtual performance monitor, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a premium Fender sound system. Outside are 19-inch alloy wheels, full LED lighting, adaptive headlights, and automatic wipers with heated washer nozzles.

Safety technology is present in full force, including lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and front and rear parking sensors.

All of this equipment leaves room for just two factory options. Gloss black wheels are available for $235, and VW offers a choice of 40 heritage paint colors for $2,500, which include Irish Green, Red Raspberry, and Curry Yellow. Oddly enough, a sunroof isn't available.

CarsDirect Tip

For such a scrappy performer, the 2019 VW Golf R is a surprisingly civilized travel companion. The adaptive suspension's Comfort setting is no joke – it turns the Golf R into a fine long-distance cruiser. Who knew?

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 288 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 7-spd Tiptronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time 4motion All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
72 Months / 72,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 288 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time 4motion All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 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
3,300 Lbs. / 3,373 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic 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
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
Front Assist W/autonomous Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Monitoring Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Light Assist Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Park Pilot Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
72 Months / 72,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 72,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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