2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 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.
|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|
|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!