Volkswagen
Golf R
Year
Go
2023 volkswagen golf-r
Photos
Est Monthly Loan

The monthly payment is based on the price of this vehicle assuming it is financed. If you choose to lease, you can also use the payment calculator to determine your lease terms. Default values for financing include: Term of months, APR of , and Sales Tax of . Default values for leasing include: Term of months, Money Factor of , Residual Value of , and Sales Tax of .

2023 Volkswagen Golf R
Lease
$633 / month
Finance
$657 / month
Vehicle Price
A typical negotiated price before taxes & fees.
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Available Money Factor of 0.00167 for 36 month lease
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Down Payment
Trade-In Value
Money Factor
Represents the interest charged on a lease. May require top-tier credit to qualify for the best rates.
Interest Rate
Sales Tax
Reset
CarsDirect Target Price
$46,635
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy

Expert Rating

Not Available

Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

Get Custom Price Quote
Est Monthly Loan

The monthly payment is based on the price of this vehicle assuming it is financed. If you choose to lease, you can also use the payment calculator to determine your lease terms. Default values for financing include: Term of months, APR of , and Sales Tax of . Default values for leasing include: Term of months, Money Factor of , Residual Value of , and Sales Tax of .

2023 Volkswagen Golf R
Lease
$633 / month
Finance
$657 / month
Vehicle Price
A typical negotiated price before taxes & fees.
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Available Money Factor of 0.00167 for 36 month lease
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Down Payment
Trade-In Value
Money Factor
Represents the interest charged on a lease. May require top-tier credit to qualify for the best rates.
Interest Rate
Sales Tax
Reset

Volkswagen Golf R Deals

Incentives for January

Build & Price with Options
  • This car is currently selling at MSRP.
  • There are no special incentives or rebates in your area.
  • Your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer will help you find the best deal.
  • Build & Price with Options
See All Deals

2023 Volkswagen Golf R Preview

Sean Kaufman
Automotive Contributor - November 29, 2022
2023 VW Golf R front

PREVIEW

Although Volkswagen is no longer offering the standard Golf hatchback in the US, they’re still offering its two performance variants, the GTI and the Golf R. The Golf R is the range-topping model, featuring more power, all-wheel drive, and more bells and whistles.

The 2023 Golf R is only available in two trims, the base model and the 20th Anniversary Edition. Calling the non-Anniversary Golf R “base” might be a bit of a misnomer, as it comes very well equipped with very few optional extras. Standard equipment includes four unique drive modes, sport exhaust, 19” wheels, and summer performance tires. Interior amenities include a 10.2” digital gauge cluster, 10” touchscreen, Nappa leather bucket seats, faux-carbon fiber trim, and ambient lighting.

The 20th Anniversary model sees the addition of commemorative badging, puddle illumination, and a unique set of black 19” wheels. Only 1,800 models are being produced in celebration of the original Golf R32 from the early 2000s.

2023 VW Golf R interior

Power in the Golf R is supplied by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, developing 315 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This is a substantial increase over the GTI, which puts out 241 horses. A six-speed manual is the standard transmission, with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic available as an $800 option. The optional Performance Package adds two more drive modes, including Drift mode, which allows the back end of the car to slide out under certain traction conditions.

The Golf R offers an array of safety and driver assistance features, with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, semi-autonomous driving, and automatic emergency braking all standard. It has yet to receive a rating from the NHTSA for 2023.

The 2023 Golf R starts at $45,835, while the 20th Anniversary Edition carries a $200 premium. For comparison, GTI pricing starts at just $31,625. The Golf R is more in the price range of dedicated sports cars like the Nissan Z, Toyota Supra, and Ford Mustang GT.

Pictured: 2023 Volkswagen Golf R

Find Your New Volkswagen Golf R On CarsDirect

Buying With CarsDirect

We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Volkswagen Golf R.
This is how it works:

  • We connect you to the Internet Department at a Trusted Dealership.
  • Use the CarsDirect Target Price as a tool in your negotiation.
  • The dealer will help you with financing or leasing, as well as trade-in options.