2018 Volkswagen Golf R Review: Grown Up Golf

Verdict 7.0 / 10

It’s easy to overlook the stoic Volkswagen Golf R compared to exuberant rivals like the Honda Civic Type R, Subaru WRX STI, and Ford Focus RS. Of the quartet, the Golf R has the most understated style, a higher asking price, and on paper, at least, less performance. But it makes up for its shortcomings with quality, agility, and general quickness. And with standard features – including a digital gauge cluster that’s essentially VW’s take on the Audi Virtual Cockpit – in abundance, it’s a more grown-up choice in a segment filled with boy racers.

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