2017 Volkswagen Golf R Glendale CA
It far too often feels like we live just to survive, rather than working to truly fulfill our dreams. Many of us start scoping out the perfect car before we can even get our driver’s licenses, only to find ourselves in a car that can barely be depended on to start day after day. Once you reach a certain point in life, you’re finally able to treat yourself. Which is why you might be here scoping out what’s new for the performance-designed 2017 Volkswagen Golf R, available in Glendale CA at New Century Volkswagen.
What can you expect from the most attractive and powerful member of the Golf family? For the most part, it’s the same formula of a sophisticated take on the hot hatch segment, while also providing the thrill of a powerful turbocharged engine and plenty of sport tuning to bring enthusiasm back to the driving experience. Making it an edge more practical for 2017 are new driver assistance features added to the top trim Golf R with DCC and navigation, and a slightly updated Driver Assistance Package.
What do you want to know about the 2017 VW Golf R? The engine is what draws in drivers, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering up 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to reach 60 mph in 5.3 seconds when equipped with a manual transmission.
A powerful engine isn’t the sole factor for performance. The Golf R has standard AWD for stability and traction at all times, while sport-tuned suspension keeps things smooth. Larger brakes, the XDS cross differential lock and optional Dynamic Chassis Control all work together for improved performance.
The Golf R is a premium option for the enthusiasts out there, so naturally it should have premium standard features. These include dual-zone climate control, the MIB II infotainment system with App-Connect, Bi-Xenon headlights, keyless access with push-button start and leather seating.
Rev up a 2017 Volkswagen Golf R
If you’ve always wanted a hatchback, but you’re looking for the top option out there, you’ve found yourself in the right place. Pictures really don’t do the model justice, as it really only feels at home on the open road. You don’t have to put pedal to the metal to feel the difference when you hear the engine start and feel the grip it retains around every corner. Simply put, this is the car you’ve always dreamed of.
You also don’t have to feel like you’re flaunting a midlife crisis when you drive the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R. Its performance is more than you need for a daily drive to work, but its fuel economy doesn’t suffer much for it, as this compact vehicle still manages to offer up an EPA-estimated 22 city and 31 highway mpg rating.
The platform and body are also the same as the standard Golf, which means you can expect 93.5 cubic feet of passenger space and 22.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats upright.
If you want to know what it feels like to get behind the wheel of this performance-focused hot hatch, you know where to go. Contact us here at New Century Volkswagen to find out how you can get behind the wheel.