Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf R Pricing

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2016 Highlights

For 2016, the Volkswagen Golf R gets a standard six-speed manual transmission (DSG is optional) and an updated touchscreen infotainment system with a larger display, a USB port and enhanced smartphone integration thanks to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Joining the options list is a Driver Assistance package that adds adaptive cruise control and a handful of electronic driving aids (including parking sensors, which are no longer standard with the DCC and Navigation package).

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  • Impressive all-wheel-drive performance
  • civilized ride quality, even on rough roads
  • interior is fitted with high-quality materials
  • hatchback design means generous cargo capacity
  • admirable fuel economy for such a fast car.


  • Debatable value relative to regular GTI.

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Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf R for Sale

Volkswagen Golf R 2016 w/Dynamic Chassis Control and Navigation 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Oryx White Pearl Black leather11,103 miles
Used 2016Volkswagen Golf Rw/Dynamic Chassis Control and Navigation
Est.Loan: $601/mo
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Dealer Notes

2016 Volkswagen Golf R 2.0L TSI Odometer is 19352 miles below market average! Reviews: * Impressive all-wheel-drive performance; civilized ride quality, even on rough roads; interior is fitted with high-quality materials; hatchback design means generous cargo capacity; admirable fuel economy for such a fast car. Source: Edmunds CARFAX One-Owner. Please don't hesitate to call Yad @ 855-895-8768 or email 24/7 @ he will be able to answer any and all questions! 31/22 Highway/City MPG

Volkswagen Golf R 2016 w/Dynamic Chassis Control and Navigation 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Oryx White Pearl Black leather24,391 miles
Used 2016Volkswagen Golf Rw/Dynamic Chassis Control and Navigation
Est.Loan: $600/mo
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Volkswagen Golf R 2016 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Oryx White Pearl Black leather25,874 miles
Used 2016Volkswagen Golf RBase
Est.Loan: $537/mo
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R White Pearl AWD 2.0L TSI CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 30/23 Highway/City MPG ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Power driver seat, Power steering, Power windows, Remote keyless entry, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Recent Arrival! *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

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Features & Specs

w/Dynamic Chassis Control and Navigation 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Transmission6-speed automated manual6-speed manual6-speed automated manual
Horsepower292 hp @ 5400 rpm292 hp @ 5400 rpm292 hp @ 5400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
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  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover13.4%

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Considering the options available for this car, this is definitely the best bang for the buck out there. Especially when considering the other vehicles out there that offer dynamic suspension, automatic w/ paddle shifters, and a 0-60 in under 5 secs (they just don't exist in the Golf R's price range). The Golf R is a total blast to drive. It hangs in the curves like it's on rails. Mine has the DCC suspension. The best part is that the 'comfort' setting dials everything back enough that my mother would have no problems driving it. Most of the time I leave the suspension dialed in to the 'race' setting, which is fine for most of my driving. MPG isn't quite as good as advertised. And will get slightly worse if you add the APR stage 1 kit (even though APR claims otherwise) - my combined MPG is around 22. However gas milage is still darn respectable considering the performance. Adding the stage 1 APR kit drops the 0-60 time to under 4 secs. And keeping the foot off the gas pedal becomes an exercise in will power. One of the things I have come to like a lot about the Golf R is that it is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It doesn't beg for attention from law enforcement like other performance cars do. Yet, it has plenty of thrill providing capabilities whenever the mood strikes. And it's practical enough for grocery shopping and driving my kids. Overall, there is very little that I would have changed about this car. My 1st complaint is the lack of a sun roof on the R model. On the flip side, a sunroof decreases chassis stiffness and moves the center of gravity higher, both of which adversely affect handling. Supposedly the Euro spec model comes with a sunroof. I could have sacrificed a little in the handling dept. for a sunroof. A 2nd complaint is that there is no middle ground for the engine mapping. The DCC provides 2 engine mappings - 'normal' and 'race' which are at opposite ends of the spectrum. VW needs a setting between those two. The 'race' setting would be great if you don't mind frequent visits to the gas station. And the 'normal' setting just isn't quite peppy enough. A 3rd change would be to add an over drive gear for highway driving. At the 80+ mph speeds on many interstates, the Golf R hums along around 3k rpm, well into its power band. An overdrive gear would definitely help with gas milage. Alright, so no car is going to perfectly appeal to everyone. For me, the Golf R is about as good as it gets, especially when compared to the other junk that car makers are putting on the market. BTW - I had been a Honda owner for over 15 years and am glad to be rid of them.
Incredibly fast and market-dominating hot hatch
Firstly, before I get into the nitty gritty, if you are going to compare this in any way to a GTI, don't. They are both in totally different classes and the golf R is on such a higher performance tier than the GTI, you'd be doing yourself a dis-service. This car is competing with STI's, EVO's, M235i's, CLA45 AMG's, Focus RS, etc. Anyways....I bought the car shortly after it came out, deep pearl black, 6spd manual, no dcc/navigation. Was one of the lucky few that was able to walk into a dealership, find the perfect one, was not being held, bought it same day. Car is incredible!!! Factory performance on these is nothing short of stunning. Judging from the overall looks of the car, it's quite surprising what this thing is really capable of. If I were to compare to others in it's class, it is more refined (excluding the BMW and Mercedes I mentioned above of course). In my honest opinion, there is not a better performance car that you can buy for the money, currently. Power/Engine performance: 292hp/280tq reported by VW. This is very impressive as it sits, coming from a 2.0L. However, after having the car tested on a dyno after the break in period (100% stock) the numbers were far closer to 318hp/310tq (which makes sense when these run against EVO's and STI's and out pace them). Since then, I purchased the stage 1 package from APR (just a tune) and it becomes a completely different predator. With the tune, you'll be looking at 354hp and 379tq (dsg 0-60 mph capable of sub 4 second times). In this setup, much fewer cars can compete in terms of speed, acceleration, agility. Handling: I think the handling is excellent. The model I have does not include the dynamic chassis control, and it still handles on rails (I can only imagine how well the DCC model handles). Traction: Excellent. Uses the exact same quattro system as the Audi S3 (actually the whole car is almost an exact copy of the S3, minus some interior options). I've had this in snow, gravel, ice, mud (not by choice), rain, you name it. Nothing will keep this thing off the road, I would pit it up against the best AWD's out there in terms of traction/grip. Interior: Very impressed with the interior of this car. Everything is either carbon fiber (it's a vinyl like carbon, still looks nice), quality italian black leather (yes it's real leather, not like the crap on Jetta's), and piano black trim. Looks very classy and sexy, feels like a much nicer car than a VW. Gear shift has a quality feel to it, along with all of the interior buttons and knobs. Makes me feel as if everything was well thought out and materials were not skimped on in any circumstance. Exterior: Love it. I personally am a big hatch fan, so this is a little biased. I dig the small, hunkered down, lowered look of the R. Quad exhaust tips are a sporty/sexy addition. I also appreciate how tasteful the body kit is. It's not near as "boy racer" as many of it's competitors, and outruns all of them! Overall, I absolutely love the car. I highly recommend this to someone that is interested in an STI, EVO, M235i, S3, etc. I strongly feel that VW has done an amazing job with this car, very excited to see how the next few R's progress.
26000 Miles and Going
Had the 2016 Golf R for 13 months now. Overall I don't find myself left wanting for anything. Wish the German version of a Nav system worked faster, it shows your at a intersection well after you've passed it (at any speed). Also when seeking back roads hoping for a challenge/new sights by selecting shortest distance it always sticks to more major roadways - boring! Inputting addresses to search has more effective results if done one way v.s. another (starting w/ street v.s. town). I did catch it being down a couple qts. of oil in one oil change, others were ok, maybe garage didn't top it off, not sure. Stock tires were shot in 10 K miles, but they had v good grip. Not trilled with 35 sidewalls especially w/ soft tires, any edges on the roadway over 1.5 inches over 35 mph and you're flirting w/ bent rims. I think the 235 45 tire size would be better overall. Clutch seems strong in the car, hasn't showed signs of weakness (unlike my previous 2005 Mitsu Evo). The ride selections are very nice and effective although I usually leave mine in race mode but the wife sometimes complains which is easily resolved. Interior design is plush, but they shouldn't disable the center console lid/compartment - plain BS. I'd like to see it more aggressive with proportioning more drive to the rear tires when it's needed, having driver control over that like the ride selection would be a blast. I had a 2005 Mitsu Evo and put 175000 mls on that car. Between the 2 I'd choose the Golf R, biggest reasons are: interior comfort/fit and finish, seats, cruise control, radio, less road noise. Of course this isn't fair as my Evo was a 2005. I think the Golf R is a little faster but that my be the gear boxes. I do miss the engine sound feedback the Evo provided, the Golf R isn't as good which compromises your driving abilities. Update 5/2/2017: +36000 mls and going. I don't park the car in the garage. I've noticed on occasion that the clutch will slip at first use until things warm up. Could be moisture or temp related seemed to act up when v cold or wet out. Runs low on oil at end of 10 k oil changes 1-2 qrts, isn't leaking, probably just normal burn off. Engine noise just isn't loud enough for driver feedback, it's v easy to hit the rev limiter especially in 1st gr. Gas mileage runs 26 when ran hard, 32 in ideal conditions. Brakes on the car are holding up really really well. The car's driver interface (radio, nav, etc.) freaks out on occasion at 1st start, sometime it'll recover, other times I need to restart the motor to get it to come around, it locks up or ignores driver input for several minutes happened 4-5 times so far.
Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf R Overview

Pre-owned Volkswagen Golf R models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 292 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf R comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual, 6-speed manual. The Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf R comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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  • The Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf R Base is priced between $29,500 and $31,999 with odometer readings between 25874 and 36000 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf R w/Dynamic Chassis Control and Navigation is priced between $32,944 and $32,991 with odometer readings between 11103 and 24391 miles.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Gas Mileage

2016 Volkswagen Golf R w/Dynamic Chassis Control and Navigation 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
25 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
25 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/30 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission6-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume116.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase103.5 in.
Length168.4 in.
Width70.8 in.
Height56.5 in.
Curb Weight3340 lbs.