Relatively unchanged for 2013, the Volkswagen Golf R is a performance-oriented hatchback available in three door and five door trim levels. The Golf R is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 256 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds. A 6-speed manual is mated to AWD to enable an EPA estimated 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Features include 18-inch alloy wheels, sport seats with leather trim, R body kit and badging, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium audio system, push button start, and touchscreen navigation. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), anti-slip regulation, electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD), electronic differential lock, engine braking assist (EBA), and hydraulic brake assist (HBA). The Golf R is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Volkswagen Golf R debuted for 2012 and is carried over unchanged for 2013.
Impressive handling and power; all-wheel drive; 3- or 5-door practicality; upscale interior
Volkswagen is known for its approach to performance value, and the Golf R is no exception. The Golf R is the priciest version of the Golf, with an 2.0L engine and all-wheel drivetrain taken directly from the Audi TTS, but the base price comes in $10,000 less. The Golf R's understated styling and a well-engineered interior are classic Volkswagen. The Golf also comes in both 3- and 5-door variations for greater flexibility.
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