2019 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Golf, by nature, is slow. The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R on the other hand, is fast. How fast? Try 288 horsepower, 0 to 60 MPH in under 5 seconds fast. Not too shabby for a small hatchback.

Available at VW of Panama City, drivers who are looking to add a little track-ready performance to their daily life can start by reading our insightful review. Not only will we cover what’s under the hood, we’ll also highlight what makes it an exceptional around the town commuter.

Afterwards, we’re sure you’ll be revving to take one out for a test drive around Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City.

2019 VW Golf R: Firing on All 4-Cylinders

Volkswagen Golf R Engine SpecsWhether you choose the 6-speed manual or quick-shifting 7-speed DSG® automatic transmission, you’ll find each paired to a 2.0L TSI® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

It also features VW famous 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system. Now you can enjoy the experience of having 280 lb-ft of road-gripping torque being sent to each tire.

From the straightaways to twisting back roads, the VW Golf R delivers highly responsive steering thanks to its special DCC® adaptive chassis control. Using special sensors, the DCC® automatically adjusts the optimal damping force. The result is a smoother drive with sharper braking ability.

Able to keep the fun going all day long, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R earns an EPA-estimated 21/29 city/highway/combined MPG.*

2019 VW Golf R: Striking Design Meets Real World Convenience

From its 19-inch 2-toned alloy wheels to its dual exhaust with quad tips, the VW Golf R is a compact sedan that leaves a big impression. Standing 56.5 inches in height with 4.8 inches with ground clearance, it gives new meaning to the word aerodynamic.

Volkswagen Golf R Interior

Despite its drag-reducing frame, the interior offers plenty of room for you and your crew of friends. Drivers will especially love having 41.2 inches of legroom behind the wheel, which mirrors larger sedan models.

Ready for a beach day? The 2019 VW Golf R can easily fit your chairs, a cooler, and an umbrella all behind its second row:



Total Cargo Volume

22.8 cubic feet

Total Passenger Volume

93.5 cubic feet

Total Seating

5 passengers

Comfort and Technology

Volkswagen Golf R Interior SeatsBucket racing seats and carbon touch accents keep in line with the car’s racing aesthetic while the Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control keeps everyone cozy.

Putting your most important info front and center, the dashboard includes the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit along with an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system. Now you can view diagnostics, turn-by-directions, and other important info in high resolution. Additional technologies you’ll find include:

  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor

Test Drive the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Brimming with spirited performance and cutting-edge tech, the VW Golf R is ready to take your daily drives to a whole new level.

If you’re a driver living in the Springfield, Callaway and Panama City area, visit VW of Panama City or go online to schedule a personalized visit today!


*Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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(850) 257-2800
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