Side-By-Side Comparison of the 2019 VW Golf R & 2019 VW Golf GTI

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Volkswagen Golf R, VW Golf GTI on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 5:12 pm
Rear passenger side exterior view of a yellow 2019 VW Golf R on the left "vs" rear driver side exterior view of a white 2019 VW Golf GTI on the right

Compare the Differences Between the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R & the 2019 Golf GTI

Volkswagen has an impressive and varied Golf lineup to choose from and knowing the differences and similarities between them will help you find the perfect Volkswagen Golf for you  Below you will find a side-by-side comparison between the 2019 VW Golf R and the VW Golf GTI.  You can see what’s different between their standard drivetrains, technology equipment, and interior features so you can easily decide whether the 2019 VW Golf R or the 2019 VW Golf GTI is the right vehicle for you.

What are the Similarities & Differences Between the 2019 VW Golf R and the 2019 VW Golf GTI?

2019 VW Golf R Versus 2019 VW Golf GTI
2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
288 HP/ 280 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 228 HP/ 258 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
21 MPG City/ 29 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 24 MPG City/ 32 MPG HWY
STANDARD 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive Optional

There is no alternate engine for either the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R or the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI.  The 2019 VW Golf R only offers one trim level while the 2019 VW Golf GTI makes available four trim levels.  Both the VW Golf R and VW Golf GTI get equipped with standard Driving Mode Selection, LED Taillights & Daytime Running Lights, Heated Side Mirrors, and even Rain-Sensing Wipers with Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles.  There is also a quad-tip exhaust system, DCC® adaptive chassis control, an XDS® cross differential system, and 3-mode electronic stability control loaded into the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R.  The top trim level for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI gets equipped with similar mechanical equipment as the 2019 Golf R.

Side view of the front seats in the 2019 VW Golf R

Driver's cockpit of the 2019 VW Golf R

Side view of the two rows of seating in the 2019 VW Golf GTI with a man in the driver seat and a box of cargo in the rear seat

Driver's cockpit of the 2019 VW Golf GTI

2019 VW Golf R Versus 2019 VW Golf GTI
8” Touchscreen Infotainment Interface 6.5” Touchscreen
Automatic Dual-Zone Temperature Control Manual
Leather Sport Seats Seating Surfaces Clark Plaid Cloth Seats
STANDARD Heated Seats STANDARD

The upper trim levels for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI get equipped with leather seats and the 8” touchscreen display and its top trim level also gets dual-zone automatic climate control.  The easiest way to decide between the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI is by coming to Hall VW in Brookfield, WI and taking them each for a test drive.

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