2013 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr HB w/Sunroof & NaviNew Search Select Other Trims
Get Free Quotes from local dealers
- Fuel Economy:
19 MPG city / 27 MPG hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4, 2.0L/121
256 hp @ 6000 rpm
2013 Volkswagen Golf R 4dr HB w/Sunroof & Navi User Reviews
One hot hatchBy Jim Holtz (I am an Owner), Apr. 11, 2013Overall, 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 OverviewThe 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
Certain specifications, prices and equipment data have been provided under license from Chrome Data Solutions (â€śChrome Data").Â© 2012 Chrome Data Solutions, LP. All Rights Reserved. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.