Compare Volkswagen Golf-R

Compare the Volkswagen Golf R

Compare the Volkswagen Golf R to the Competition at Ciocca Volkswagen of Allentown

You're not the type of driver who craves slow and steady as their mantra. You need a sports car that takes your adventure further than ever before, and any old vehicle won't work. Luckily, the Volkswagen lineup has a solution that presents more exciting times behind the wheel. The new Volkswagen Golf R puts you in control of your morning drive, allowing you to open up as much or as little of the road as you like!

Much like any other vehicle out there, the Volkswagen Golf R isn't alone at the top. Models like the Honda Civic Type R and Subaru WRX deliver much of the same experience, making it challenging to determine the right one for your needs. Below, we've detailed head-to-head comparisons of the Golf R to its rivals. We want to help you explore the advantages of the Volkswagen Golf R and why we think it's the perfect pick for you! Let us know if you have any questions.


Volkswagen Golf R vs. Subaru WRX

Engine performance can make all the difference when picking out your next sports car. The Volkswagen Golf R won't disappoint, appointing a turbocharged 2.0-liter powertrain to push it forward. The speedy engine delivers 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, allowing you to dominate your drive and elevate your commute to the next level. The Subaru WRX is no slouch, employing a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine that pumps out 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. However, that puts it far below the engine under the hood of the Golf R. If you prefer power and speed, the Volkswagen sports car is the more robust option. Even the WRX STI can't match Volkswagen's engine capability, falling just short in both horsepower and pound-feet of torque.

Driving fast is fun, but driving with confidence is even better. The Volkswagen Golf R takes control while also providing peace of mind, courtesy of a suite of driver-assistance technology newly standard to the lineup. Confidently navigate packed roads and slick conditions with Active Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist, and Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking. While the WRX offers Subaru's EyeSight™ Driver Assist Technology, you won't have it on the base model - be prepared to pay more to get better safety features.

Power and control will help you get the most out of your new sports car, and the Volkswagen Golf R and Honda Civic Type R won't slouch in either department. The Civic Type R comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, making 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque - ahead of the base WRX but still behind that of the Volkswagen Golf R. The Golf R car comes standard with 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, a capable drivetrain system that provides surefooted control of the road as you cruise. The Honda Civic Type R doesn't offer all-wheel drive at all.

Configuring your drive involves more than just a powertrain with some zip. Your new sports car should offer features that make the drive pleasant when you want to drive along and enjoy your tunes. The Golf R sports a seamlessly-styled aesthetic, with bolstered front seats cozily wrapped in Nappa leather. Blue and carbon-look accents offer a look you can't find anywhere else. Features like 30-color ambient lighting and stainless-steel pedals are sure to draw your attention. And the lineup isn't complete without a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster and 10-inch touchscreen. While the Honda Civic offers similar accommodations and features, you won't get access to your vehicle's stats and your music and apps like you do in the Volkswagen Golf R. The Honda sports car only offers a seven-inch digital gauge cluster and a seven-inch touchscreen.

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Ready for an exhilarating drive made just for you? Call Ciocca Volkswagen of Allentown today to explore the new Volkswagen Golf R, and see what you can do to improve your morning drive. Make the drive exciting again today!


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