Used Volkswagen Golf R Review

2013 Volkswagen Golf R 2dr Hatchback Exterior

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A successor to the R32, the Volkswagen Golf R is similarly a GTI kicked up a few notches in terms of power, handling, braking and features. Unlike its precursor, which was only available with two doors, the Golf R comes in both two- and four-door hatchback forms. And in keeping with tradition, the Golf R commands a hefty price premium over the GTI, though standard all-wheel drive, more standard features and limited production somewhat alleviate the sticker shock.

For power the Volkswagen Golf R relies on an upgraded variant of the GTI's turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Power delivery is strong and smooth, though perhaps not as thrilling as that of rival sport compact cars. Rather than exhibiting a sharp-edged, somewhat frenetic personality, Volkswagen's top performance compact is more of a grand touring machine, fully capable of swiftly slicing through serpentine blacktop while also providing a comfortable and effortlessly relaxed demeanor for daily use.

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The Volkswagen Golf R is new. Used car shoppers could look at its predecessor, the Volkswagen R32. It was produced for 2004 and 2008 only.

If you are looking for newer years, visit our new Volkswagen Golf R page.


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