2018 Volkswagen Golf R in Tornado Red 2018 Volkswagen Golf R Class: Sporty/Performance Car Miles driven: 130 Fuel used: 5.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 24.5 mpg CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortB Power and PerformanceA Fit and FinishA Fuel EconomyB- ValueB Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyA Tall GuyB+ Driving mix: 45% city, 55% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/29/24 (city, highway, combined) Base price: $39,785 (not including $850 destination charge) Options on test vehicle: None Price as tested: $40,635 Quick Hits The … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
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Say you have a 2018 Honda Civic Type R and a 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, both with around 300 horsepower and both equipped with six-speed manual transmissions. What would you do? If you're like those of us at Cars.com, you take them to the drag strip and a racetrack to see which one performs better.Related: StaR Performers: 2018 Honda Civic Type R Vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf RGreat Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisc., for acceleration and braking tests. After that, we went to GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Mich., where we brought driving instructor Hollie Heiser of CGI Motorsports to set our timed laps. Those tests will settle the performance aspect, but what about everyday livability and interior comfort? Don't worry: We've covered those, as well, and we even got Hollie to weigh in on each car's value-versus-performance proposition — plus which one she would choose as a daily driver she'd take to the track.Cars.com's Editorial department is your source for automotive news and … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Civic Type R Vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf R: Who Ya Got?
If you're looking for a performance car that can tackle track duty one weekend and a Costco run the next, it's hard to think of a better tool for the job than a high-powered hatchback like the 2018 Honda Civic Type R or 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. The proverbial jack-of-all-trades, these cars blend cargo versatility, passenger space, turbocharged power and sport-tuned suspensions for when you need one car that can do it all. Related: Mustang Vs. Mustang: Ford's Performance Packages Tested The Type R is one of the most storied hot hatches and wasn't even available to U.S. car buyers until last year. Based on the 10th-generation Civic, the Type R hatchback transforms the Civic into a track-attacking machine courtesy of a 306-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a short-throw six-speed manual and a unique suspension with adaptive dampers. With a host of aggressive aerodynamic elements, the Type R looks like it just rolled off the floor of the Specialty Equipment … [Read more...] about StaR Performers: 2018 Honda Civic Type R Vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
Price cuts across the range improve the value equation of Volkswagen's hottest hatch. Volkswagen has announced drive-away pricing for the 2018 Golf R hatch and wagon, as it prepares to bring the MY19 range into showrooms.The drive-away Golf R range will kick off at $48,490 drive-away in Grid Edition Manual guise, jumping to $50,990 for the DSG. Volkswagen previously priced the two from $47,490 and $49,990 before on-road costs respectively.Headlining the spec sheet are 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control, gloss black side mirrors, an 8.0-inch infotainment system, LED headlights, cloth and Alcantara interior trim, keyless entry/start, privacy glass and LED tail-lights.Power comes from the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the wider Golf R range, making 213kW and 380Nm. It's put to all four wheels through a six-speed manual or seven-speed wet-clutch DSG transmission.Six colour options are offered, while the Driver Assistance package is also available for $1300. … [Read more...] about 2018 Volkswagen Golf R drive-away pricing announced
Top of the Line Golf Offers Benchmark Performance & Outstanding Economy The updated 2018 Volkswagen Golf R offers benchmark, performance, handling and economy in a thoroughly modern five-door hatchback package. The Golf R builds on the features and performance of its sibling, the GTI, and dials it up, not to the extreme, but instead adds refinement and strength. It does it in a way that is familiar to Golf aficionados, but does not embrace a wild and wooly personality. 4 pipes, no waiting The Golf R uses the same MQB platform that can be found underpinning every Golf, Jetta, Alltrack, Atlas and Tiguan today. The body shell is the same as the GTI and regular Golf and is only offered in a five-door hatchback body style. The Power The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R get Its power from the same 2.0-liter EA888 engine that is in other MQB cars, but the Golf R’s upgraded engine has different heads, larger turbo, pistons and a more robust direct injection system. These … [Read more...] about Road Test: 2018 Volkswagen Golf R