A side view of the passenger side of a blue Golf R

The All-New 2022 Golf R

The Car Guide’s 2022 New Car of the Year.

The Car Guide’s 2022 New Car of the Year.

Starting MSRP*
0-100 km/h in 4.7s*
280-295 lb-ft


 Three quarter front view of a Golf R

A wolf in sheep’s clothing 

Form and function, big brakes behind 19” wheels and a two-piece rear spoiler for downforce. The Golf R is Auto123.com's 2022 Sports Car (4-cylinder engine) of The Year and Car Guide’s 2022 New Car of the Year.

The interior of a Golf R showing the multi-function steering wheel and Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.
*European model shown

New technology

R-Performance Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Chassis Control, and more. 

The R styling on the black leatherette seat
*European model shown

Interio-R design 

R Nappa leather seats, R steering wheel, R digital cockpit, and more.

Design and comfort

The best of both worlds

Blue lines ahead

The Golf R sports an aggressive front bumper featuring large air intakes with a newly designed radiator grille and signature blue R accents connecting updated LED headlights. Matte chrome mirror caps, a signature R design element, also make their return.


Perform your best

More horsepower and torque

The new Golf R is propelled by the latest “evo4” generation of Volkswagen’s proven EA888 2.0L turbocharged “TSI” 4-cylinder engine producing 315 horsepower and up to 295 lb-ft of torque in models equipped with the 7-speed DSG gearbox (280 lb-ft in manual models).

Sending power to all four wheels through the 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive system, Golf R sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds (DSG models).*

*Please drive safely and obey all local traffic laws, including speed limits.   

Technology and convenience

Advancing tech for convenience’s sake

Sporty on the inside

The interior of the new Golf R welcomes you with a level of sporty comfort that you can both see and feel. The driver and front passenger sit in premium sport seats with built-in head restraints and R-style design. For the first time, the configurable Digital Cockpit Pro instrument cluster brings together all sporty displays and controls into one special R-view tailored specifically to the Golf R. The ergonomically-contoured, multi-function steering wheel features perforated inserts, a flat bottom, larger shift paddles, and R button that puts the Race profile a touch of a button away.*

*Please drive safely and obey all local traffic laws, including speed limits.   


Discover total peace of mind in the palm of your hand with the drive-changing, confidence-inspiring and convenient features of Car-Net®.4
– Control select features in your Golf R with Remote Access
– Find parking and locate your Golf R with Location Services
– Get the help you need when you're on the road
– Set boundary, curfew, speed, and valet alerts for your Golf R
– Get vehicle health reports and service reminders

Car-Net® app being used on a phone with a VW car in the background

IQ. Drive

The collection of intelligent safety and driver assistance features can keep you confident on any road. 

Your commute, simplified

Travel Assist** is an advanced driver assistance system combining Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control designed to help keep your vehicle positioned in its lane and at a constant distance from the vehicle ahead of you. It uses a pre-set following distance to automatically make adjustments based on the surrounding traffic, but you’ll need to keep your hands on the steering wheel for the feature to operate.

**Driver assistance feature.  Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times.  See owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.