2013 Volkswagen Golf R – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2013 Volkswagen Golf R

MSRP: $34,195 - $34,795
4.25

Reliability

3.8/5

Safety

4.9/5

Interior

4.3/5

Performance

4.0/5

Strengths

  • It's got a powerful turbocharged engine.
  • It has an all-wheel-drive feature that is standard.
  • It provides sharp and composed ride handling.
  • It has versatility at Hatchback.
  • Two- or four-door configurations are also offered.

Weaknesses

  • It is considerably more costly than the GTI.
  • Lack of space for interior storage.
  • It just has a manual gearbox,
  • It offers no power seats.

Review 

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf R is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury car. Its price, unfortunately, can be challenging to justify. The Golf R is North America’s most potent golf model and the all-new predecessor to the VR6-powered R32 model are from 2004 and 2008.  The Golf R is available in two or four-door body styles powered by a four-cylinder 256-hp 2.0-liter turbo engine paired with a manual six-speed transmission with Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, which can direct 100% of the torque to the rear wheels if necessary, with the energy is directed to the ground. 

The Golf 2013 comes with an eight-speaker audio system and an auxiliary connection as standard. Features include Bluetooth, a quality music system with a touch screen, satellite radio, and navigation. A touch-screen audio system of the Golf enables access to iPhone music, and the navigation system setup is straightforward. Some have pointed out, however, that the touch screen is on the low side. A power sunroof, Dynaudio sound system, and navigation are only three options. But every five things are standard, including dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, six airbags, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, heated leather seats, and keyless access/start. 

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power256 @ 6000 RPM
Transmission6-spd man w/OD
MPG19 City / 27 Hwy
Drivetrain4MOTION all-wheel-drive
2013 Volkswagen Golf R Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf R is $34,195 – $34,795.

What’s Newly Include in 2013?

  • There are no significant changes in the 2013 Volkswagen Golf R model.

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Configurations

The different configurations of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf R are listed below:

1. 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the 2-Door trim is $34,195.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 256 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower, 243 @ 2,400 rpm Torque, 4MOTION all-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 18″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, driver and front passenger, heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 1st row LCD monitor, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, front Fog/driving lights, Heated mirrors, leather seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

2. 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the 4-Door trim is $34,795.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 56 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower, 243 @ 2,400 rpm Torque, 4MOTION all-wheel-drive type, 18″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, and leather seat trim.

2013 VW Golf R Configuration
2013 VW Golf R Configuration

Which is the best 2013 Volkswagen Golf R model?

The 2-Door 2dr All-wheel-drive Hatchback is the best Volkswagen Golf R model of 2013. It comes with 256-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium), 6-speed all-wheel-drive manual w/OD, five external and 5-passenger capacities at a fair price of $34,195.

2013 Volkswagen Golf R Interior

What is the seating capacity?

The five golf seats and test drivers were satisfied with its spacious interior with comfy front seats and large rear seats. With the rear seats up, two- and four-door Golf models have 15.2 cubic feet of cargo space, and their cargo volume rises to 46 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.

How many Child Car Seats are there?

In the second row, the three infant seats are positioned. The booster seat lies behind the driver’s seat, and behind the passenger seat, the infant seat and convertible seats are mounted. The infant seat is also mounted with the booster and convertible in the outboard seats in the second row’s middle seat to see if three car seats will fit. We add the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible when there’s a third row by such three child seats can be installed in the second row.

Interior Quality

The Volkswagen Golf R continues to provide robust performance, sharp handling, all-weather traction, comfort for long distances, an impeccably finished interior, generous passenger space, and good practicality because it’s a hatchback. It may seem surprising that a VW Golf is priced like an entry-level luxury sports sedan, but to be honest, it looks, sounds, and drives like one when sitting behind its chunky steering wheel.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, bi-xenon adaptive headlights, heated washer nozzles, heated mirrors, LED running lights, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear-seat air vents, manual eight-way front seats, leather upholstery, front armrest, leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone, eight-speaker sound system with a touchscreen interface, CD player, HD radio, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack, an iPod interface, and audio connectivity.

2013 VW Golf R Interior
2013 VW Golf R Interior

Should I Buy a 2013 Volkswagen Golf R?

Indeed yes. The 2013 Volkswagen Golf R is America’s hottest and fastest Golf that you can buy. On the 2.0L four-bangers, VW turned up the wick and turned up the fun factor to build the ultimate Golf at least until the next generation R makes it across to America. It should be quick with AWD and a turbo. With the long list of features, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear-seat air vents, manual eight-way front seats, leather upholstery, front armrest, and leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

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Is the 2013 VW Golf R the right car?

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf R is not only fantastic for spirited driving, but it’s straightforward to use around the city. The Golf R carves with perfect composure through the corners, thanks to all-wheel drive, and the occasional torque steer of the GTI is nowhere to be found. It is a fun car to drive around corners aggressively it may be the right car for straight-up drivers.

What is a 2013 VW Golf R worth?

Several variables will influence the value of a Volkswagen Golf R. The 2013  Volkswagen Golf R 2013 with driving approximately 12,000 miles per year will be worth around $11,698 per year.

Is a 2013 VW Golf R a reliable car?

The 2013 VW Golf R standard finished in the family car table center according to the most recent reliability survey, with a decent score of 75%. Most problems were based on non-engine electrics, but almost all issues were resolved within a week and under warranty.

How many miles can the 2013 VW Golf R last?

The 2013 VW Golf R car runs over 110k miles with a powerful engine and is ready for anything in perfect condition.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Golf R, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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