What’s the Difference Between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R?

November 7th, 2017 by

Don’t let their compact nature fool you! Volkswagen’s performance hatches may be small in size, but they are big in power. Whether you are enjoying all the refinements of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI or cruising the highway at top speeds in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, these two vehicles are sure to impress even the pickiest of drivers. Compare them below and see which one is right for you!

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
$26,415 Starting MSRP $39,785
2.0-liter TSI® turbocharged and direct-injection Engine 2.0-liter TSI® four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection
Six-speed manual or six-speed DSG automatic Transmission Six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic
220 Horsepower Rating (with premium fuel) 292
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI in front of city
When taking a look at the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, you will immediately notice that it has the perfect blend of performance features and interior comforts. This stylish hatch is perfect for those who love the Golf, but need a little more fire under the hood. Red accenting and sport-style seating give the new Golf GTI a fierce, race-inspired look while big active safety and driver assistance features work together to give drivers the confidence they deserve.

2018 Volkswagen Golf R in front of cityThe new Golf R is what you get when you take the Golf GTI and multiply it by 100. This high-performing hatch is the ultimate all-wheel drive Golf, offering an insane amount of horsepower along with R-specific engine features like water-cooled exhaust gas channels and an all-electronic coolant control system for maximum power while keeping an eye on fuel consumption. On top of its highly sought-after mechanics, the new Golf R comes with new interior comfort and technology upgrades as well as new driver assistance features.

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