2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf R


Like the sporty good looks and practical design of the Volkswagen Golf, but wish it packed a little more of a punch under the hood? Then you can’t go wrong with Golf’s more powerful twin siblings, the Golf GTI and Golf R.

To help you decide which of these sports hatchbacks is right for you, compare the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R below!


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2019 VW Golf GTI
2019 VW Golf R
2.0-liter 4-cylinder Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
258 lb-ft
25 city / 31 highway
Fuel Economy
280 lb-ft
23 city / 30 highway
Up to 3,128 lbs Curb Weight Up to 3,373
$27,595 Starting Price $40,395

Find your 2019 VW Golf GTI or Golf R near Chicago

Both the 2019 Golf GTI and the 2019 Golf R offer drivers significantly more power than the original Golf model, making both great options for drivers looking to add a little more excitement to their drive.

One the more affordable side is the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This version of the Golf offers a significant power boost over the original model, producing 81 horsepower more than the traditional Golf hatchback. Combining affordability with efficiency and a fun boost in power, the Golf GTI is an accessible sports hatch.

That said, the Golf R takes the impressive power of the GTI and takes it a step further, offering a 60 horsepower increase over the GTI and a 141 horsepower increase over the traditional Golf model.

Whichever model you decide is right for you, you can find it here at Elgin Volkswagen. We’re located just outside of Chicago and are happy to help you find the model that best suits you. You can click the button below to contact us online schedule a test drive in either of these impressive models.

If you’re interested in learning more about either model, be sure to check out the helpful information available on the Elgin Volkswagen Blog.

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