2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Honda Civic Type R

Blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, VS icon, and white 2019 Honda Civic Type R

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf R combines the stylish, versatile, and practical design of the VW Golf family of vehicles with a powerful turbocharged engine and performance-enhancing technologies, resulting in a level of driving excitement that one rarely experiences for a compact car. See how the 2019 Golf R favorably stacks up against the competition in this 2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Honda Civic Type R comparison.

The Golf R delivers quick acceleration. In testing conducted by Car and Driver, the Golf R achieved a 0 – 60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and a 0 – 100 mph time of 11.8 seconds. The Civic Type R went from 0 – 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and 0 – 100 mph in 12.8 seconds. While both cars come standard with a manual transmission, the Golf R offers an available automatic transmission for greater convenience. With the automatic transmission, the Golf R gets an estimated highway fuel economy of 30 mpg (29 mpg with the manual transmission), while the Civic Type R gets an estimated highway fuel economy of 28 mpg. Also, unlike the Civic Type R, the Golf R has a Start/Stop system, which temporarily shuts off the engine during idling for greater efficiency in congested traffic.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R VS 2019 Honda Civic Type R
5.1/11.8 seconds Acceleration Times (0 – 60/0 – 100 mph) 5.2/12.8 seconds
30 mpg (with automatic transmission)/29 mpg (with manual transmission) Estimated Highway Fuel Economy 28 mpg
Available Automatic Transmission No
52.7 cu-ft Maximum Cargo Capacity 46.2 cu-ft

Compare the 2019 VW Golf R and 2019 Honda Civic Type R

The 2019 Golf R offers more space for storage, with a maximum cargo capacity (rear seats folded down flat) of 52.7 cu-ft, compared to 46.2 cu-ft for the 2019 Civic Type R.

The 2019 Golf R also offers the more generous warranty coverage, with the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 Civic Type R has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we invite high-performance compact car shoppers in the Los Angeles-area to test drive the phenomenal 2019 VW Golf R!

 

Turbocharged TSI engine in 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Rear view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Dashboard and dark grey front seats in 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Side view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R