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

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
MSRP
$40,395
Invoice
$38,779
Average Price Paid
$37,876
2,190 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
MSRP
$36,300
Invoice
$33,682
Average Price Paid
$36,386
587 listings nationwide

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

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Fair Price
$38,934
Good Price
$37,433
Great Price
$36,576
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
Fair Price
$38,005
Good Price
$36,422
Great Price
$35,516

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,692
12 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,814
39 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

When the Honda Civic Type R debuted in 2017, it bested its rivals around the famed Nürburgring in Germany. Since it’s still so new, it enters 2019 mostly unchanged, facing off with com...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

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 "
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
5
writes:
We have two 2019 Type Rs -- one Rallye Red that were keeping and one Aegean Blue that we are going to sell. I...
Family Car Ranked 2019 BMW M2 worse.
"First, its a hatchback to theres actually a lot of room to store stuff. The provision for an infant/child seat is very intuitive. The cost of the BMW precludes sending the kids to college!"
Value Ranked 2019 BMW M2 worse.
"$58,900 base price for the M2, approximately $38,000 for the Type R. Case closed!"
10
writes:
Roomier. Love the spoiler. Purchased the Type-R.
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"The styling and the comfort."
Value Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"The finishing touches that Honda adds really complete the sporty look."
writes:
Excellent performance for front wheel drive. Too flashy for me. I hope they make another version without all o...
Handling Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"It has a better engine, tires and brakes than the Veloster N. It should be better because it costs more."
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD better.
"More subdued styling than a type r. I was surprised by the exterior details. They didn’t go overboard with the style."

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
30 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
306 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.8:1
Displacement
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
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 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
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 959 lbs --
Exterior
Length 168.4 in 179.4 in
Width 70.8 in 73.9 in
Height 56.5 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 103.5 in 106.3 in

Available Options

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
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Championship White
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Polished Metal Metallic
  • Rallye Red
  • Sonic Gray Pearl

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