Volkswagen Golf R

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2022 Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Starting from $51,778

Engineered for the road and the track, the Golf R delivers pure track performance. Bold design cues abound from the inside out – including 19″ wheels with performance tires, and dual exhaust with quad tips. You’ll leave no corner unturned with all-wheel-drive grip, lightning-fast shifting and a super-responsive chassis. Plus, with maximum torque achieved at 1,900 RPMs, what the Golf R saves on fuel it delivers in exhilarating performance.

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2019 VW Golf R TSI engine

2.0 TSI turbocharged engine

The 2.0 TSI engine pumps out 315 HP – power previously unimaginable from such a small engine. An optional seven-speed dual clutch moves swiftly and seamlessly between gears with zero loss of torque. We’ve upsized the turbocharger and bolstered the cylinder heads, exhaust valves and pistons. Bottom line? Top-tier performance – from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.†

†Please drive safely and obey all traffic laws, including speed limits.
2024 - Golf R - On the Road

4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive

The Golf R was born on the track. So maintaining a firm grip comes with the territory – especially on Canadian roads. If 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive detects slippage, more torque is directed to the wheels with the most grip to help deliver more traction for improved handling and control.†

†Appropriate all-season or winter-weather tires are required for driving in cold, snowy or icy weather conditions.
2019 VW Golf R Dynamic Chassis

Driving mode selection with Dynamic Chassis Control

This advanced system allows you to adjust suspension and steering stiffness according to road conditions and driving style. So you get the optimal ride with your choice of preset driving modes, or mix and match to create your own.

2024 Golf R - LED Headlight

Adaptive LED headlights

While you’re busy turning heads in your Golf R, these ingenious adaptive headlights are turning corners – even before you do. As brightly coloured as sunlight, and more efficient than standard headlights, they scan 13 degrees left or right so you see more of what’s ahead.

2024 Golf R - Nice Seats

Sport seats

Squeeze even more driving pleasure out of each hairpin turn with exclusive “R”-emblazoned leather sport seats. Bold, race-inspired and bucket-style, these luxurious seats enhance the joyful feeling of accelerating into every curve.


App-Connect† integrates the smartphone apps that you need most on the road into your Volkswagen using Apple CarPlay® for iPhone®, or Android Auto™ for Android™ smartphones. That means you can control your apps with your voice or right from the infotainment screen.

2019 VW Golf R rearview camera

Rearview camera

The rearview camera makes backing out of the driveway or parallel parking much easier.

2019 VW Golf R summer tires

High-performance summer tires

Hold tight to the road with high-performance summer tires† engineered to grip every curve. Wide wheels underline the Golf R’s aggressive stance and boost its precision handling, increasing the driver’s connectivity to the road.

†Do not use summer performance tires in cold, snowy, or icy weather conditions.
2024 Golf R - Dual Exhaust

Dual exhaust with quad tips

The Golf R abounds with performance design cues, from its aerodynamic body lines to its quad chrome exhaust tips.

2024 Golf R - Push to Start

Push-button start

Like any good rocket ship, the Golf R launches with the push of a button.

2024 - Golf R - Digital Cockpit

Digital Cockpit†

With four different modes to choose from, your Volkswagen Digital Cockpit can display your complete navigation map, fuel economy and range, phone info, music and media, and for the occasions you find yourself at the track – time your laps.

†Do not drive distracted. Drivers must pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times.


Infographic of the 2019 VW Golf R park distance control feature

Available Park Distance Control†

The Golf R never lags behind – even when you’re backing up. Park Distance Control is designed to automatically engage in reverse gear, using ultrasonic sensors to help alert you to obstacles up to 1.6 metres away with audible signals.

†Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.
Infographic of the 2019 VW Golf R adaptive cruise control feature

Available Adaptive Cruise Control †

Just like it sounds, this feature can adapt to the speed of the vehicle in front of you at whatever distance you determine. The system is designed to automatically brake when traffic slows and then resume your cruising speed when things pick up, even in stop-and-go traffic – all with your feet off the pedals.‡

Driver assistance feature. Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving. Please review the owner’s manual for feature limitations.
‡In emergency situations, it is still necessary to apply the brakes manually.

Automatic post-collision braking system†

Help stop accidents in their tracks. The moment an accident is detected, the system is designed to automatically tighten seat belts and trigger emergency braking to help prevent further accidents.



2.0 L TSI Turbocharged


6-Speed Manual


7-Speed Automatic

Drive Type

4MOTION® All Wheel Drive


315 HP

Available Trims

Golf R - Manual Transmission

2024 - Golf R - Manual - Blue

2.0 TSI 315 HP 6-speed manual with 4MOTION®


  • R-Performance Package: Drift and Special Driving Modes
  • 4Motion® All-wheel drive with rear axle torque vectoring differential
  • Electronic Differential Lock XDS
  • Dynamic Chassis Control with Driving Profile Selection


  • 3-point seat belts in front, with pretensioner and height adjustment
  • Airbag on driver and front passenger side, with automatic front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Automatic headlights with LED daytime running light, coming and leaving home function
  • Child seat anchors, including the ISOFIX child seat system
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display
  • Dynamic headlights with cornering lights
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • First aid kit, warning triangle and safety vest
  • Front Assist – Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring
  • Front and rear Side Curtain Protection® with front side airbags
  • Hill Hold Assist
  • Lane change system “Side Assist”
  • Light Assist (automatic high beam control)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Travel Assist (Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist)
  • Vehicle anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer
  • Visual and acoustic seat belt reminder, electric contact in buckle

Infotainment & Technology

  • 10.0″ touchscreen infotainment system
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Emergency Call Service
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System – 8 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Heated exterior mirrors with power-autofolding, memory and reverse tilt-down function for passenger side
  • KESSY – keyless access with push-start button and proximity unlocking
  • Mobile device wireless charging
  • Navigation system “Discover Pro”
  • Park Distance Control (front and rear sensors) with Park Assist
  • Power outlet, 12V in luggage compartment
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rearview camera with washer nozzle & dynamic guidance lines
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Three-zone electronic “Climatronic®” climate control with front and rear controls and enhanced air filter
  • USB Type-C ports with fast charging performance
  • Voice control
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® (remote connectivity)
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro (10.25″ configurable instrument cluster)
  • Wireless App-Connect smartphone integration (Android Auto®, Apple CarPlay®)


  • 4-way driver power lumbar support, front passenger with manual lumbar support
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats with centre armrest and pass-through
  • Ambient interior lighting, customizable up to 30 colours
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • Brushed stainless steel pedals
  • Heated front and outer rear seats
  • Interior footwell LED lights with selectable light colour
  • Leather seating surfaces (“Nappa” leather with R logo)
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel, heated with touch controls and “R” button
  • Heated and Ventilated front seats
  • Piano Black decorative inserts in the centre console


  • 19″ Estoril machined alloy wheels (8J x 19)
  • Illuminated door handles, illuminated light line at front
  • LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights
  • Lockable wheel bolts
  • Poor Weather lights with cornering lights
  • Surround lighting with welcome light projected on the ground from side mirrors
  • Tire Mobility Set: 12-volt compressor and tire sealant
  • Summer performance tires, 235/35 R19


  • Rail2Rail Power Sunroof Package
  • Carbon Décor Package

Golf R - Automatic Transmission

2024 - Golf R - Automatic - White

2.0 TSI 315 HP 7-speed automatic DSG® with Tiptronic® 4MOTION®

Includes Golf R – Manual Transmission Equipment Plus:


  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking


  • Travel Assist (Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Emergency Assist)


  • Rail2Rail Power Sunroof Package
  • Carbon Décor Package
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 Prices shown are MSRP where indicated. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight, and PDI ($1,850 (Jetta and Jetta GLI), $1,900 (Golf GTI and Golf R), and $2,050 (Tiguan, Taos, Cross Sport, Atlas, ID.4), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges (where applicable). If MSRP is not mentioned, prices shown include freight and PDI, environmental levies, and a $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee amount is set by dealers and varies, up to $500). Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. Prices are in Canadian dollars. This is not an offer to sell at a certain price. Actual selling prices and terms are set by dealers. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only.  Model specifications provided may vary based on selected trim, options, and installed accessories. Some items, such as wheels, may be unavailable on some trim levels when vehicle is built or may not be available in Canada.
*Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods for 2018 model year vehicles and are provided for comparison purposes only. Please note that comparisons to seemingly similar vehicles pre-2015 model year will show discrepancies due to the difference in NRCan approved calculation methods for 2014 model year and older vehicles. Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide 2018 for estimated fuel consumption figures. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Most vehicles are sold equipped with four all-season tires. For vehicles sold equipped with summer performance tires, note that appropriate all-season or winter weather tires are required for driving during cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. Please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route.