2016 Volkswagen Golf R Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2016 Volkswagen Golf R against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review
says:
Truly one of the greatest cars I have had the pleasure to own. This thing just does it all and does it better than any of its competitors.
vs2016 Audi S3
2016 Volkswagen Golf R winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Audi S3 better.
"Diamond stitching option for sport seats."
Family Car Ranked 2016 Audi S3 worse.
"Hatch with plenty of room!"
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review
says:
vs2017 Volkswagen GTI
2016 Volkswagen Golf R winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2017 Volkswagen GTI worse.
"stability"
Value Ranked 2017 Volkswagen GTI better.
"options included"
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation Review
says:
Possibly the best of all worlds space power efficiency all around a great car to grow with
vs2016 Subaru WRX STI
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation Review
says:
Pretty much the same as a GTI but with better handling and more power. A great car but slightly less of a value than a GTI.
vs2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 2-Door FWD
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 2-Door FWD worse.
"More powerful engine"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 2-Door FWD worse.
"I think its the same as a GTI"
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2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD Review
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vs2018 Subaru WRX STI
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2018 Subaru WRX STI better.
"Larger displacement"
Handling Ranked 2018 Subaru WRX STI worse.
"A little more flat in the corners and the dampers are extra helpful"
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation Review
says:
Looks leave something to be desired on the VW Golf R. It is too similar to the other more mundane models but a sleeper if you want it. The 4 cylinder engine is great for economy, but when that turbo kicks in look out! The turbo takes a bit of getting used to. It is reminiscent of driving a Honda VTEC where the acceleration will slam you back into your seat. Unfortunately it takes a bit to get there and the lower RPMs leave something to be desired. Dont get me wrong, this car is FAST, just a bit less refined and jerky. The interior is scant, better than the Ford Focus RS but not up to the likes of its luxury sibling Audi or the likes of BMW. The best part about this vehicle is that you can get it in a Manual transmission unlike so many other cars these days. There is enough storage and 4 doors to let you bring the crew or family along for the ride.
vs2016 BMW 2 Series M235i xDrive Coupe AWD
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 BMW 2 Series M235i xDrive Coupe AWD better.
"Styling makes this one of the most desireable BMWs in the lineup. It is not the same boring design seen over and over. Definitely a sporty look. "
Would Buy Ranked 2016 BMW 2 Series M235i xDrive Coupe AWD better.
"Power and tight handling wrapped in Luxury cant be beat. Only drawback is lack of manual transmission. "
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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

An Immensely Impressive Package By dahlmb

I bought this car because I wanted something that was a good driver's car with strong performance, but also something that was practical and easy to live with. I've had it nearly two years now and am ... Read More

If You're Looking For A Gti, Skip It And Get An R. So Worth The Few Extra Dollars By migration_flywes

The rising blue color on the Golf R is THE color to have. The stock 18inch wheels are beautiful as well. Interior is top top notch, like something out of a 60K car and the steering wheel is from a lam... Read More

2012 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Surprising By Matt

This car will do whatever you need. Haul 5 people around, or take it to the track and beat cars that cost twice as much. Comfortable interior, much nicer materials used than comparable cost Jap cars a... Read More

Definition Of Wolf In Sheep's Clothing By stlyle

With some inexpensive modifications by VW Racing and Alabama-based APR, the Golf R can be transformed from really quick to OMG fast. And since it's got VW's all-wheel drive system on board, you don't ... Read More

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