The Volkswagen Golf R Gets Rave Reviews

2017 VW Golf R

Sure, the Volkswagen Golf R features some of the most exciting specs available these days, from a wildly high-performing drivetrain that ensures stellar horsepower rates and quick acceleration, to a selection of some of the most thrilling new technologies and a slew of reliable safety systems that are designed to ensure your own and your passengers safety out there on the open road.

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The Reviews Are In!

2017 VW Golf R

But in addition to all of this—and probably because of it—the Golf R has also received some of the best reviews around. Look over a few of them, and then come on down to our dealership, where you can check out our inventory and take the Golf R out on the road yourself in order to verify things on your own!

According to Car and Driver, the new Volkswagen Golf R excels in virtually all of the key areas. For example, its editors lavish praise on the design of the Golf R, explaining that “[t]he structure is exceptionally rigid, something the R shares with the rest of the family.” Meanwhile, Car and Driver also gives the Golf R kudos for its “standard Haldex all-wheel-drive system (dubbed 4MOTION by VW’s marketers), [which means that] overall grip is exceptional and approaches the magic 1.00-g threshold.”

2017 VW Golf R

The Golf R is also celebrated for its high-performing engine: according to Car and Driver, “power from the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is abundant, peaking at 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.” In conclusion, the magazine is effusive especially about the power and performance of the Golf R: “The blend of power—particularly the torque curve, which approximates the flat topography of Nebraska—and agility, plus all-wheel-drive grip and outstanding braking make [the Volkswagen Golf R] easy to drive fast. In addition to eager responses and ample power, it’s also very forgiving. And while we appreciate the crisp engagements of the six-speed manual gearbox, we’ll admit that the lightning action of the dual-clutch automatic is habit-forming.”

Meanwhile, Edmunds agrees with Car and Driver’s assessment. According to this venerable auto guide, the Golf R “is a wildly entertaining hatchback with an abundance of power, the control of all-wheel drive and sporty handling that’ll get your pulse racing. Even more significant, however, is that it also gets high marks for comfort and convenience.”

Test Drive the Golf R Today at Volkswagen Santa Monica.

Stop by our dealership on your time in order to take the all new 2017 Volkswagen Golf R out for a test drive yourself. You should feel free to contact us using this easy-to-submit online form, and while you’re at it, don’t hesitate to explore our car loan options at this link. When you’re ready, we urge you to get on down to our dealership ASAP to witness the very best in automotive excellence with the Volkswagen Golf R!