2017 Volkswagen Golf R Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2017 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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2017 Volkswagen Golf RReview
GuruJ55WV writes:
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD Review
Jamie says:
When I got in the Golf R I was expecting to be blown away but I was very let down mainly by the no feel of the clutch. It detracted so much from the feeling of driving the car. I say get the DCT or dont get one at all. The leather seats are nice but I still would prefer the plaid as you tend to slide around. Not worth the price over the GTI.
vs2017 Ford Focus RS Hatchback
2017 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Focus RS Hatchback better.
"Stiffer control and willingness to want to play vs just wanting to be a average Golf with more power."
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Focus RS Hatchback better.
"More room behind the drivers seat,"
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD with DCC and Navigation Review
ten3six says:
Love it!!!
vs2013 Scion xD Base
2017 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD 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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2017 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD with DCC and Navigation Review
GuruV6XNW says:
Purchased the Golf R over the Focus RS and Subaru STI. What it lacks in power versus those two can be added via an APR tune while retaining the factory warranty. I find the build quality to be far superior to its two competitors, the looks a little more subtle, and the overall vehicle design to be better executed. Ride quality is decent for me to live with every day, and the acceleration with APR installed is phenomenal. Very very happy with this purchase.
vs2017 Ford Focus RS
2017 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD with DCC and Navigation winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2017 Ford Focus RS worse.
"APR Stage 2"
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Ford Focus RS worse.
"Build quality, ride quality, not as ‘boy racer’. "
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R Review
TeslagolfR says:
Great car regular car, but sports car when you need it.
vs2015 Tesla Model S 70D AWD
2017 Volkswagen Golf R winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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Reviews From Other Years

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By Pepitosi

Excelent work and information from the commodity of my smartphone Read More

Review By GuruFN46S

Im still shopping for one. They are special, high-performance VW Golfs that are expensive (New 2019s retailed for $41-43K) and fairly rare. They have more HP than VW GTIs and have all-wheel-drive... Read More

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By Paul

The Golf R has been on my radar for a while. 4 doors, supportive seats, 6spd manual, decent stereo and power for days. Room for 4 (5 if 3 of them are kids) and a decent amount of space in the trunk. T... Read More

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

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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