Volkswagen Golf R review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front left static
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear right static
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 right static
  • Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2022 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2022 front left static
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 headlight detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear light detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior front seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior driver display
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 boot open
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front cornering
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 front left static
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear right static
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 right static
  • Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2022 front right tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2022 front left static
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 headlight detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 rear light detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior front seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior driver display
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 interior detail
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2022 boot open
What Car?’s Golf deals
New car deals
Save up to £1,926
Target Price from £40,264
Save up to £1,926
or from £440pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Leasing deals
From £533pm

Introduction

What Car? says...

Is the Volkswagen Golf R a sizzling hot hatch or estate car, or an out-and-out performance car that just happens to be wrapped up in a practical body? It’s a genuine question, because this latest Golf R is indecently powerful and savagely quick.

What it's not, though – whether you go for the hatchback or estate version – is inexpensive. Indeed, if you think the best hot hatches are all about cheap thrills, you might be taken aback when you see the price.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,926
Target Price from £40,264
Save up to £1,926
or from £440pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Leasing deals
From £533pm
RRP price range £42,190 - £42,190
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 36.7 - 36.7
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £494 / £3,048
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £987 / £6,096
Available colours