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
Allan writes:
Overall:

The Gold R features are awesome for New England weather. The all wheel drive is a must have for the snow with the convenience of a smaller car. i realized the price of vehicle went up a lot since the pandemic. This has also happened with car rentals amongst other important daily needs. I wish these cars were at a palatable price range. I cant compare this model to any other because of those features and i am biased.

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Shane writes:
Overall:

Love it and I do enjoy the golf and gtis their like a huge passion of mine.

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GuruJ55WV writes:
Overall:

nice

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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

Very good car. Is like new , thank u car gurus Read More

Review By Allan

This car is awesome for New England! Its compact enough to get into smaller spaces. Also its great for winter because it has all wheel drive. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By VWGolfr10

The handling, feel of the driving, and responsiveness is amazing! Read More

Review By Guru3DF2Z

Only from test drives and write ups . Buying an M2 because the R’s are too pricey Read More

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Reviews

Review By Guru9S9XJS

Car was dirty when bought but cleaned up nice. Dealer did not know much about the car and refurbished battery dies. Other than that solid car 600 miles. Read More

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

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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