Volkswagen Golf R

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2022 Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Starting from $47,495*

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 1,800 RPMs, what the Golf R saves on fuel it delivers in exhilarating performance.

For more information download the Volkswagen Golf R Buyer’s Guide

A red 2019 VW Golf R chilling in what looks like an abandoned warehouse.

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2019 VW Golf R TSI engine

2.0 TSI turbocharged engine

The 2.0 TSI engine pumps out 288 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.
A yellow 2019 VW Golf R drives quickly and confidently through the rain.

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.

2019 VW Golf R LED headlights

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.

2019 VW Golf R bucket 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.
2019 VW 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.

2019 VW Golf R pushbutton start

Push-button start

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

2019 VW 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.


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Infographic of the 2019 VW Golf R blind spot detection feature

Available Blind Spot Detection

When you’re focused on the road ahead, it’s easy to miss what’s beside or behind. Using radar sensors, the system is designed to trigger a warning light in your side-view mirror to help notify you if a vehicle is detected in your blind spot – invaluable assistance when changing lanes.

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 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


6-Speed Manual


7-Speed Automatic

Drive Type

4MOTION® All Wheel Drive


288 HP

Available Trims

Golf R

Blue 2019 VW Golf R

2.0 TSI 288 HP 6-speed manual with 4MOTION®

2.0 TSI 288 HP 7-speed automatic DSG® with Tiptronic® 4MOTION®



  • 2.0 TSI 288 HP 6-speed manual with 4MOTION®
  • 2.0 TSI 288 HP 7-speed automatic DSG® with Tiptronic® 4MOTION®

Golf R includes:


  • Dynamic Chassis Control with driver profile selection
  • Electronic parking brake with Autohold function
  • Front sport shock absorbers for DCC
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Progressive steering
  • Rear disc brakes (310 mm x 22 mm)
  • Rear sport shock absorbers for DCC
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking (DSG® only)
  • Vented front disc brakes (340 mm)


  • Cross Differential System (XDS)
  • Cruise control
  • Driver and front passenger front airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front and rear Side Curtain Protection® with front side airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top-tether for Children) – child seat lower
  • attachment points and top tethers in rear outboard seating positions
  • Rearview camera (static)
  • Tire mobility set
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle immobilizer with alarm system

Infotainment & Technology

  • 0″ touchscreen infotainment system with
  • proximity sensor and CD player
  • App-Connect smartphone integration
  • (Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, MirrorLink®)
  • Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity
  • Diversity antenna
  • Fender® Premium Audio System with subwoofer
  • KESSY (keyless access with push-button start)
  • Satellite navigation
  • SD card slot
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • USB audio input
  • Voice control
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (instrument cluster)


  • 19″ Pretoria alloy wheels (8J x 19)
  • Automatic headlights with
  • coming and leaving home function
  • Black exterior mirror housings
  • Body-coloured rear spoiler
  • Body-coloured unique R bumpers
  • Darkened LED tail lights
  • Dual exhaust with quad tips
  • Dynamic headlights with cornering lights
  • Heated washer nozzles
  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Power-adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear window wiper and washer system with
  • intermittent control
  • R grille
  • Summer performance tires, 235/35 R19


  • 12-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats with centre armrest
  • and pass-through
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • Black headliner
  • Brushed stainless steel pedals in aluminum look
  • Climatronic® dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Door sill plates
  • Driver seat with power lumbar support
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Front centre armrest with storage tray
  • Gearshift knob with aluminum decorative inserts
  • Heated front seats
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Interior décor: Carbon Touch
  • Interior footwell lights
  • LED reading lights, 2 front and 2 rear
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel
  • (with paddle shifters for DSG®)
  • Piano Black decorative inserts in the centre console


Driver Assistance Package

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (with Stop & Go for DSG®)
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert and Lane Assist
  • Front Assist – Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Light Assist (automatic high-beam control)
  • Park Distance Control

Black Styling Package

  • 19″ Pretoria black alloy wheels (8J x 19)
  • Carbon Fibre mirror caps


  • Basic | 48 months/80,000 km
  • Corrosion perforation | 84 months/unlimited km
  • Powertrain limited | 60 months/100,000 km Powertrain component warranty
  • Roadside assistance | 48 months/80,000 km Roadside assistance coverage with courtesy transportation included
*All prices are MSRP in Canadian dollars. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,885 for the Atlas and Tiguan/ $1,765 for the Passat and Arteon/ $1,685 for all other models), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges, where applicable. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. 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. 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.