2017 Volkswagen Golf R Review
Which Golf R does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Impressive performance from the all-wheel-drive system
- Great handling without sacrificing ride quality
- Interior is well built with excellent materials
- Accommodating and flexible cargo space
- Performance gains may not justify the hefty price tag
Overall rating4.5 / 5
2017 Volkswagen Golf R models
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is a higher-performance version of the Golf and GTI. It is only available as a five-passenger, four-door hatchback with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (292 horsepower, 280 pound-feet of torque). Power is sent to all four wheels through either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG).
A base model Golf R is available in very limited quantities with standard feature highlights that include 18-inch wheels with performance tires, adaptive xenon headlights, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a 12-way power driver seat, heated front seats, VW Car-Net emergency telematics and infotainment, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, an eight-speaker CD player with satellite radio and USB/auxiliary input.
The Golf R with DCC and Navigation is more common and adds an adaptive suspension system (called DCC) and a navigation system along with 19-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a lane departure warning system, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control and a Fender premium audio system.
|Overall||4.5 / 5|
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use4.0
Getting in/getting out5.0
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Features & Specs
Our experts like the Golf R models:
- VW Car-Net
- In an emergency or breakdown, help is only a button push away.
- Front Assist
- This system will warn you if you're in danger of rear-ending the car in front and apply the brakes if you don't.
- Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
- In a crash, the brakes automatically engage to prevent additional impacts.
NHTSA Overall Rating5 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall4 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger4 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRollover4 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover13.4%
Used 2017 Volkswagen Golf R Overview
The Used 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is offered in the following submodels: Golf R Hatchback. Available styles include w/DCC and Navigation 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and w/DCC and Navigation 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). 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 2017 Volkswagen Golf R comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automated manual. The Used 2017 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.
What's a good price on a Used 2017 Volkswagen Golf R?
Price comparisons for Used 2017 Volkswagen Golf R trim styles:
- The Used 2017 Volkswagen Golf R w/DCC and Navigation is priced between $29,511 and$38,795 with odometer readings between 13994 and63101 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 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.