Volkswagen Golf

Price $31,495 – $47,395
Fuel consumption 6.9 – 11.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 88%(view ratings)
While the standard Golf is not returning to Canada for its eighth generation, the sportier Golf GTI and Golf R arrive with sleek looks and a much more technologically advanced cabin. The former boasts a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 241 horsepower and remains a FWD-only car. Meanwhile, the high-performance Golf R elevates output to 315 horsepower, which is then distributed to all four wheels. R-specific “Special” and “Drift” modes are included.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 88%
Fuel economy N/A
Reliability N/A
Safety N/A
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 9/10
Compact sport cars (Golf GTI)
The Car Guide rating N/A
Fuel economy N/A
Reliability N/A
Safety N/A
Infotainment N/A
Driving N/A
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What's new in 2022

New generation for GTI and R. Other trims discontinued in Canada.


  • High levels of performance
  • Unmatched driving dynamics
  • Even more accommodating in everyday use


  • Absence de boutons physiques / cadrans analogiques
  • Faible choix de couleurs (R)