2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf is a timeless icon that has spanned over four decades, proving it’s one of the best hatchback choices for drivers. The Golf is so popular, in fact, that models have branched off from it to offer even better features like better performance and more cargo space. Take a look at the two performance Golfs as we compare the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf R.

While these two models pose a higher price tag than the original Golf, that’s because they have souped-up engines that give drivers an edge out on the open road. the Golf R has more power, but it’s also quite a bit more expensive. Few other automakers produce performance hatchbacks, but Volkswagen understands that people want a wide range of things in their vehicle. Check out the specs and features below!

2018 VW Golf GTI


2018 VW Golf R

$26,415 Starting MSRP $39,785
2.0-liter TSI® turbocharged and direct-injection Engine 2.0-liter TSI® four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection
Six-speed manual or six-speed DSG automatic Transmission Six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic
220 hp Horsepower w/ premium fuel 292

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While the main focus with these two seems to be what sits under the hood, there’s more to it than that. The Golf GTI and Golf R are both certainly performance machines, but if you take a closer look at the inside you’ll find a bounty of features to enjoy. The Golf GTI has red accenting and sport-style seating to further enhance the racer spirit in you while the Golf R has bucket-style race-inspired front seats with the R logo. Other features that come either standard or available in both models include:

  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • 8-inch touchscreen navigation
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • LED headlights
  • And much more!

Both models present a fun driving option. Interested in owning one of them? Get in touch with the team here at Hall Cars in Brookfield! We have a wide selection of models to choose from, so schedule a test drive today!

two 2018 VW Golfs with banner in bottom right corner
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