2017 Volkswagen Golf R – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2017 Volkswagen Golf R

MSRP: $35,655 - $39,375
4.2

Reliability

3.8/5

Safety

4.7/5

Interior

4.3/5

Performance

4.2/5

Strengths

  • It offers impressive performance from the all-wheel-drive system.
  • It offers excellent management without losing the efficiency of your trip.
  • The interior is well designed with excellent materials.
  • It has a generous and versatile space for cargo.

Weaknesses

  • The hefty price tag does not justify efficiency gains.
  • Point of high price when fully equipped.

Review 

In North America, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is the most potent golf model among all rivals. The Golf R adds high beam support to the Driver Assistance Package for the 2017 model. The four-door Golf R is powered by a 292-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is connected to a 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) that allows the driver to switch sequentially through paddles and the steering wheel or the shift lever itself, without doing the clutch work. The energy is directed to the ground by Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive technology, which can direct up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels if necessary.

With unique front bumper and side skirts, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, black painted brake calipers with the R logo, and a rear bumper that features a diffuser chrome-tipped quad exhaust. Moreover, the styling is slightly more offensive than the standard Golf. Options such as aluminum pedals, leather dashboard, heated front seats, a rearview camera, 6.5-inch touchscreen panel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and keyless entry with push-button start are included in the detailed list of standard equipment. 

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Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power292 @ 5400 RPM
Transmission6-spd man w/OD
MPG22 City / 31 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2017 Volkswagen Golf R Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is $35,655 – $39,375.

What’s Newly Include in 2017? 

The new upgrades in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R include the following features:

  • It provides top-trim cars with a system of Dynamic Chassis Control.
  • The automatic high-beams now come as standard.

2017 Volkswagen Golf R Configurations

The different configurations of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R are listed below:

1. 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the 4-Door trim is $35,655.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 292 @ 5,400 rpm Horsepower, 280 @ 1,800 rpm Torque, 4MOTION all-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 18″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 1st row LCD monitor, key fob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, leather seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

2. 4-Door w/DCC & Navigation

Price: The MSRP of the 4-Door w/DCC & Navigation trim is $39,375.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 292 @ 5,400 rpm Horsepower, 280 @ 1,800 rpm Torque, 4MOTION all-wheel-drive type., ABS and driveline Traction control, front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, 19″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheels, a navigation system, and Park Pilot Parking assist.

2017 VW Golf R Configuration
2017 VW Golf R Configuration

Which is the best 2017 Volkswagen Golf R model?

The best 2017 Volkswagen Golf R version is the 4-Door model. It comes with an 18″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 1st row LCD monitor, key fob (all doors) remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, leather seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support with a fair price of $35,655. At the same time, it offers combined MPG 25, 292-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium), 6-speed manual w/OD, and with five exteriors, and five-passenger capacity.

2017 Volkswagen Golf R Interior

What is the seating capacity/ Child Car Seats /Cargo Space?

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R’s seating capacity is five. The cargo capacity of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R is 22.8 cubic feet. There are two child seats available in the model o the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R.

Interior Quality

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R provides quick acceleration, with a period of just 4.5 seconds between 0 and 60 mph. The top speed will exceed 153 mph. Its powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine is the most generous explanation for the fast acceleration and impressive speed of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

There are a few average features that include ABS and driveline traction control, front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated-cushion driver and front passenger, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 1st row LCD, key fob (all doors) remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather seat trim, driver and passenger seat trim.

2017 VW Golf R Interior
2017 VW Golf R Interior

Should I Buy a 2017 Volkswagen Golf R?

Yes, a higher-performance version of the Golf and GTI is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R. It is only available as a four-door hatchback with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for five passengers (292 horsepower, 280 pound-feet of torque). Power is sent to all four wheels either through a standard manual six-speed transmission or an optional automatic six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG).

You may also Ask for

Is the 2017 VW Golf R a right car?

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R remains the king for the best combination of daily driving due to good blend-in looks, and outstanding performance.  The other three(Tiguan, GTand Golf GTI) might be better on the track and maybe a little cheaper, but the Volkswagen Golf R is the best choice for compact sports car buyers who want the best all-around vehicle with the fewest trade-offs.

What is a 2017 VW Golf R worth?

The worth of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf R ranges from $17,177-$30,371.

Is a 2017 VW Golf R a reliable car?

Over the past three decades, Volkswagen Golf has gained a solid reputation for reliability, and the Volkswagen Golf R is likely to live up to it. Although it has been developed with great attention to detail, it uses proven components, so parts can be more durable.

How many miles can the 2017 VW Golf R last?

With proper maintenance, the 2017 VW Golf R can last about 362 miles.

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.