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2016 VW Golf R (Video)

by on May 23, 2016
Details
 
Engine

2.0L I4 TSI

Horsepower

292 hp

Torque

280 lb-ft

Transmission

6-Speed DSG

0-100km/h (sec)

4.9

100-0km/h (meters)

38

Fuel Consumption (City/HW) (lt/100km)

10.2/7.8

Weight (KG)

1515

Length (mm)

4276

Trunk Capacity (L)

645

Passengers

5

MSRP (CAD)

$43,410

Editor Rating
 
Safety
9.0

 
Performance
10

 
Handling
9.5

 
Comfort
8.0

 
Brakes
10

 
Fuel Economy
9.0

 
Trunk
9.0

 
Practicality
9.0

 
Roominess
8.0

 
Quality
8.0

 
Features
9.0

 
Value
7.0

Total Score
8.8


 
The Good

Performance
Handling
Roominess
Practicality
Comfort
Easy to live with

The Bad

Price
Exhaust note

The Bird says
 

Until we bring it head to head with the Focus RS, it is the best hot hatch in the world.