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2022 Volkswagen Golf R

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2022 2.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $44,090


Redesign Info

The Volkswagen Golf R will be completely redesigned for the 2022 model year. The model returns from a 2-year absence with an all-new, albeit familiar, design inside and out, marking the debut of its newest generation.

The 2022 Golf R's exterior will bring a brand-new look, but it won't be a revolutionary change for the hot hatchback. It'll hit showrooms as a five-door model, once again, and gain a revamped front end that'll include a new, sportier bumper, redesigned headlights, and a thinner grille with LED backlighting.

Around back, the upright liftgate will remain, but the backside will be otherwise all-new with wider taillights that feature new graphics, an all-new bumper with gloss-black insert, and an updated quad-exit exhaust. The 2022 Golf R will also include 19-inch wheels, unique side skirts, matte-chrome mirror caps, a 0.8-inch-lower ride height relative to the other eighth-gen Golf models, and more.

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Inside, the 2022 VW Golf R will feature a thinner dash, a rising center console, more digitalized control features, a new Discover Pro infotainment system, a configurable digital instrument cluster, a 10-inch touchscreen with a unique R splash screen, updated sport seats with available Nappa leather and "R" logo, blue contrast stitching, carbon-fiber-look accents, specific door trim, stainless steel pedals, a 30-color ambient light system, and more.

Under its hood, the 2022 Golf R will retain its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but its power will grow to 315 horsepower (27-hp gain) and 310 pound-feet of torque (30-lb-ft gain). This potent four-pot's power will flow through either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and out to all four wheels via an all-new all-wheel-drive system that adjusts the power from the front and rear and left and right wheels. This powertrain will add up to a 4.7-second 0-62 mph time and a 155 mph top speed.

The Golf R will also gain a new variable-ratio steering system for enhanced performance when needed and comfort when it's not necessary. Larger front brakes will help reign in this hot hatchback.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R will go on sale in the 4th quarter of 2021.

Official pricing will start at $44,640 including a destination charge of $995. That's for the Golf R with manual transmission. The optional DSG adds $800 for an MSRP of $45,440.

To put that into perspective, the 2019 Golf R started at $41,390 with a manual and $42,390 for the DSG.

This hot hatchback will compete with the Mazda3 Turbo, Honda Civic Type R, and Hyundai Veloster N.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 315 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 315 HP / 295 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
20 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.0L I-4 / 315 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.0L I-4 / 315 HP / 295 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time 4motion All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 28 / 24 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
34.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
92 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
168.9 "
Exterior Width
70.4 "
Exterior Height
57.7 "
Front Headroom
38.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.1 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,417 Lbs. / 3,481 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
19.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Nappa Leather
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 With 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
9 Harman/kardon / 7
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
Express Open/close
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 (forward Collision Warning And Autonomous Emergency Braking) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Assist (lane Keeping System) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Traffic Jam Assist (tja) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Monitoring Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Light Assist (high Beam Control For Headlights) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control W/park Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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