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2022 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$31,295
Invoice
$30,042
Average Price Paid
$31,061
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2022 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
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2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
Matt Smith Preview:

The Volkswagen Golf R slots above the GTI in the brand’s performance hatchback hierarchy. In addition to a more powerful engine, the Golf R features a wider stance and surefooted all-w...

2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Matt Smith Preview:

The Volkswagen Jetta is the German automaker’s most recognizable nameplate. First introduced in 1979, the compact car continues to be an important part of VW’s brand identity. And even...

Specs

2022 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD
2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
23 MPG
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
37 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
315 hp @ 5,900 RPM
315 hp @ 5,900 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
9.3:1
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 Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 35 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19.9 cu ft 14.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 915 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.9 in 186.9 in
Width 70.4 in 70.8 in
Height 57.7 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 103.5 in 105.6 in

Available Options

2022 Volkswagen Golf R
2.0T 4Motion AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Pure White
2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Autobahn FWD

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