2013 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr HB

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2013 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr HB
  • MSRP:

    Invoice Price:$33,403
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  • Fuel Economy:
    19 MPG city / 27 MPG hwy
  • Engine:
    Turbocharged Gas I4, 2.0L/121
    256 hp @ 6000 rpm
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2013 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr HB User Reviews

  • One hot hatch
    By Jim Holtz (I am an Owner), Apr. 11, 2013
    Overall, the Golf R is just a well rounded sports car, though it is a bit on the expensive side. But you get a lot for your hard-warned money, a turbo engine and AWD, plus it handles like a sports car... more

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Overview

The Golf's always had its performance-oriented big brother, the GTI, and occasionally, the all-wheel drive V6-powered Golf R32 has appeared in the US. In 2012, Volkswagen brought a high-performance Golf to market calling it simply the "Golf R." It comes with a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder and all-wheel drive system borrowed from the Audi TTS. The engine is tuned for 256 horsepower and 243 lb-feet of torque for the Golf. A 6-speed manual transmission is the only gearbox option.

Styled like a conventional Golf, the R distinguishes itself by small 'R' badges, center split-exhaust, a rear lip spoiler and large front intakes. It comes in both 3- and 5-door versions for those who need some practicality with their performance.

Standard equipment for the Golf R includes 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon HID headlamps, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals. Standard entertainment consists of a touch-screen stereo with MP3 playback, Bluetooth, an auxiliary audio input, satellite radio and 8 speakers. The interior comes with leather heated seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, automatic climate control and power windows and locks.

Safety features include standard anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, dual front airbags and both side-impact thorax and curtain airbags.

The options list is short, but Volkswagen will add a power sunroof, a high-performance Dynaudio sound system, keyless access and a navigation system on request.

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Model Changes

The Volkswagen Golf R debuted for 2012 and is carried over unchanged for 2013.

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Value

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.

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Strengths

Impressive handling and power; all-wheel drive; 3- or 5-door practicality; upscale interior

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