Volkswagen Golf R 2017

4.9 (17 votes)


  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity available
  • All-wheel drive standard


  • Noisy motorized backup camera
  • Clutch feel (manual transmission)
  • Not as powerful as competitors
  • Lack of steering feedback
  • Drivetrain lag (automatic transmission)
  • Hefty price premium over Golf GTI


  • Adult-size backseat
  • Fender audio system's clarity
  • Versatile cargo space
  • Front sport seats
  • Available manual transmission
  • Punchy, smooth-revving engine

Volkswagen Golf R 2017 Specs

$35,655–$39,375 MSRP range
Combined MPG
25 Combined MPG
292-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
6-speed manual w/OD
All-wheel Drive
Body Type
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper
36 months / 36,000 miles
Warranty Roadside Assistance
36 months / 36,000 miles
Warranty Powertrain
60 months / 60,000 miles

Volkswagen Golf R 2017 Reviews

Whoa what a blast this car is!!!

Such a great car for the money. I had a 2015 Audi S3 and this is basically the same car for $12k less and with more room. Plus it handles way better too :-) This is the type of car that you fantasize ...

by AJP9003 from LAGUNA NIGUEL on May 9, 2018

Golf R - Fast, Fun and practical

This car is an amazing sleeper - just enough additional styling to make it stand out from its peers if you look hard enough, but plenty of "go" to match the .:R badge. Coming from an Infiniti, I have ...

by Mike from Bartlett, IL on June 7, 2018

Volkswagen Golf R 2017 Ratings

Volkswagen Golf R 2017 VINs