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2023 Volkswagen Golf R

Price Range: $44,740 - $46,190 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2023 Volkswagen Golf R videos

DRAG RACE! 2022 Hyundai Veloster N vs. 2022 VW Golf R | 0-60, Horsepower, U-Drag & More!

NOTE: This video is about the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, but since the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


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FAQ

Is the Volkswagen Golf R a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2023 Golf R both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.3 out of 10. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2023 Golf R gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews) 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 2023 Volkswagen Golf R?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R:

  • New limited-production 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Part of the third Golf R generation (eighth-generation Golf platform) introduced for 2022
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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 4-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2023 Golf R and gave it a 8.3 out of 10. Our consumer reviews show that the 2023 Golf R gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2023 Golf R is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2023 Volkswagen Golf R?

The least-expensive 2023 Volkswagen Golf R is the 2023 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 $44,740.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $44,740
  • 20th Anniversary Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $45,390
  • 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $45,540
  • 20th Anniversary Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $46,190
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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), 20th Anniversary Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), and 20th Anniversary Edition 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of Golf R models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more