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2022 Volkswagen Golf R

MSRP range: $44,090 - $44,890
3 out of 5 stars(1)

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Is the Volkswagen Golf R a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Golf R both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.3 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Golf R has 19.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volkswagen Golf R. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R:

  • Redesigned for 2022
  • 315 horsepower from turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Torque-vectoring AWD system for improved handling
  • Launches the third Golf R generation for 2022 (eighth-generation Golf platform)
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Is the Volkswagen Golf R reliable?

To determine whether the Volkswagen Golf R is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Golf R. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Golf R's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Golf R and gave it a 8.3 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Golf R is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

The least-expensive 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,090.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $44,090
  • 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $44,890
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What are the different models of Volkswagen Golf R?

If you're interested in the Volkswagen Golf R, the next question is, which Golf R model is right for you? Golf R variants include 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of Golf R models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R

2022 Volkswagen Golf R Overview

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is offered in the following submodels: Golf R Hatchback. Available styles include 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automated manual. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 Golf R 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Golf R.


  • Exhilarating hot hatch performance
  • Utility of a hatchback
  • Smooth ride and comfortable seats
  • Comes well stocked with standard features


  • Touch-sensitive controls are frustrating and distracting to use

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Golf R featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

2022 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Which 2022 Volkswagen Golf RS are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Volkswagen Golf R for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

2022 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 MPG compined MPG,
20 city MPG/28 highway MPG

2022 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
26 MPG compined MPG,
23 city MPG/30 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume111.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase103.5 in.
Length168.9 in.
Height57.7 in.
Curb Weight3417 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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