Volkswagen GTI vs Volkswagen Golf R Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
MSRP
$35,995
Invoice
$34,555
Average Price Paid
$31,499
484 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
MSRP
$40,395
Invoice
$38,779
Average Price Paid
$37,547
1,945 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Fair Price
$32,078
Good Price
$30,241
Great Price
$29,191
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Fair Price
$38,310
Good Price
$36,552
Great Price
$35,547

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,041
3 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,314
15 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Small, fun cars hold a special place in my heart. I’ve always been a fan of little yet mighty automobiles, and not just because they put performance within easier financial reach. You ...

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen introduces a number of changes to keep the Golf R fresh for 2019. Exclusive styling elements for the 2019 Golf R include new 19-inch alloy wheels, black brake calipers with...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
60
writes:
Its what every review ever has said, good at everything. I want more straight line power, but its more than ...
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
writes:
Good at all..just not the best.
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Ford Focus ST worse.
"The all wheel drive is the cherry on top. This car will get you home in any situation."
writes:
Power Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Power "
Handling Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Handling "
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"Napa Leather."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"All the added options like AWD and Leather and the warranty makes it worth the extra $7,000 or so"

Specs

2019 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
25 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
31 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 22.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 959 lbs 959 lbs
Exterior
Length 168 in 168.4 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 57.8 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Great Falls Green Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 91 Blue
  • Anthracite Metallic
  • Azure Blue Pearl
  • Bordeaux Red Pearl
  • Caribbean
  • Caribbean Green
  • Cliff Green
  • Copper Orange Metallic
  • Curry Yellow
  • Dark Burgundy Pearl
  • Dark Violet Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Dust Gray
  • FUTURA Yellow Metallic
  • GINSTER Yellow
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Hot Chili Pearl
  • Ice Blue
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Inky Blue Pearl
  • Irish Green
  • Jazz Blue Pearl
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Magma Orange
  • Mars Red
  • Mocha Anthracite Metallic
  • Moss Green Metallic
  • Mystic Blue Pearl
  • NOGARO Blue Pearl
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Oxide Red
  • Prussian Blue Metallic
  • Racing Green
  • Raspberry Red
  • Reseda Green
  • SARANTOS TURQOUISE
  • Slate Gray
  • Squirrel Gray
  • Star Blue Metallic
  • TNT Orange
  • Techno Blue Pearl
  • Tornado Red
  • Traffic Purple
  • Violet Touch Pearl
  • Viper Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • VW SPEKTRUM

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