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Volkswagen Golf

Price $32,495 – $49,895
Fuel consumption 7.0 – 11.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 81%(view ratings)
The Golf GTI celebrates 40 years in North America and the Golf R is turning 20, so Volkswagen has come up with a pair of special editions. Other than that, there are no major changes to report for 2023. The former generates 241 horsepower thanks to a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, while the latter boosts output to 315 horsepower. With standard all-wheel drive, the Golf R has an edge over the equally potent Civic Type R.

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Pre-owned vehicles4 Cars that Will Make You Love the Manual Transmission
Manual transmissions are endangered species in new vehicles, and this has an inevitable impact on used vehicle inventories. While some driving enthusiasts and purists can’t help but shed a tear, other people don’t seem to care all that much. If you clicked the link to read this article, you probably …
Test Drives2022 Volkswagen Golf R: Does R Stand for Rare?
Volkswagen fans were hit with a cold reality check last year when the automaker decided not to bring the eighth-generation Golf to North America in base trim. Luckily, the sporty Golf GTI and Golf R did come over, so performance enthusiasts can still get their hot hatch fix from Wolfsburg.
Pre-owned vehiclesAffordable Pre-Owned Cars That Are Also Fun to Drive
Not everyone sees the pleasure of driving the same way. Incidentally, a vehicle with a price tag deemed reasonable by one buyer can be too expensive for another’s budget. Fair enough, so let’s say you’re looking for an exciting pre-owned car that will put a smile on your face without …
Pre-owned vehiclesPre-Owned Volkswagen Golf: How Much Should You Pay?
The love affair between Quebecers and the Volkswagen Golf will never be the same again. Since the German manufacturer has decided to offer the eighth generation only in GTI and R versions, those who want an affordable Golf - that is, for less than $30,000 - must turn to used …

News

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NewsVolkswagen Admits New Infotainment System Needs Fixing
Confusion, slow response, lack of physical buttons—there’s no shortage of criticism about Volkswagen’s new infotainment system and interface, which can be found in the latest Golf GTI and Golf R as well as the fully electric ID.4 crossover. After taking over as CEO this summer, Thomas Schäfer stopped by the …
NewsNext-Gen Volkswagen Golf, Golf GTI to be Fully Electric
Up until recently, the fate of the Volkswagen Golf was pretty much up in the air, but new comments by the German automaker’s top boss help paint a clearer picture. In an interview with Autocar during a visit at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Thomas Schafer assured the Golf will …
RecallsProblematic Airbags in Volkswagens and Audis
Believe it or not, airbags that can explode during an accident are still a thing today! Volkswagen Canada has recently issued a recall regarding several models, but luckily, only a small number of vehicles: 202 to be more precise. The models impacted by this recall are the Volkswagen Golf (including …
NewsVolkswagen Golf R to Get Its Own Special Edition in Canada
The completely-new-for-2022 Volkswagen Golf R is an impressive hot hatch for many reasons. In fact, along with the Golf GTI, it won The Car Guide ’s Best New Car of the Year award for 2022. Earlier this week, the German automaker announced a special edition celebrating the 20 years the …
NewsMeet The Car Guide’s 2022 Car, SUV and Truck of the Year
Just like every year, the team at The Car Guide has been busy testing all the new vehicles available in Canada over the past 12 months. With 2022 right around the corner, each one of our seasoned auto journalists voted for the best new models the industry has to offer.
NewsVolkswagen Sets Expiration Date for Manual Transmissions
It’s no secret that the manual transmission is an endangered species in the auto industry. Much to the dismay of driving enthusiasts, a growing number of cars—even among the elite of performance—are putting all their money on automatic transmissions. With the accelerated development of electrified vehicles, the end will come …

Videos

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Episodes
Motoring TV 2003 Episode 25
Cameron Hood and 1987 Volvo 2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 parking on steep incline Doggie K9 do's and don'ts of washing your engine SLP joins Ford Jim Kenzie on the popularity of drive thrus.
Motoring TV
Throwback Thursday: 2013 Golf GTI Love- In
Since 1981 the small village of Worthersee Austria has played host to close to 200,000 from around the world who come here to pay homage to the Volkswagen Golf GTI We had a chance to visit back in 2013. (The segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2013 episode #1) ***Watch …
Motoring TV
Motoring TV: Wagon of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Wagon category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
Motoring TV
Review: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
"The most eagerly anticipated car we've had in our line-up in probably 10 years" Wow! Let's go to the video to find out why. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 Episode #4) …
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Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
"The Volkswagen Golf is a good car in its own right," says Motoring TV's Graeme Fletcher. "However, even it has to take a back seat to its evil twin." And that evil twin would be the 2016 Golf R , a 292-horsepower, all-wheel drive hot hatch that is about the …
Motoring TV
Watch the VW GTI Clubsport S fly around the Nürburgring
Volkswagen says the GTI Clubsport S set a new front-wheel drive production car lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 305-horsepower Clubsport S circled the 20.8-kilometre track in 7:49:21 seconds, according to VW, besting the Honda Civic Type R by 1.42 seconds. That time puts the hot hatch in impressive …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Ever-popular with auto enthusiasts, the hot hatch segment is set to blow up with the introduction of a few new models. One of those is the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R , a car that puts nearly 300 horsepower down through all four wheels. And luckily for you, Volkswagen decided to …
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Review: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Aside from the Volkswagen GTI , which arguably created the hot hatch segment some 30 years ago, the Volkswagen Golf isn't exactly know for its performance prowess. The Volkswagen Golf R , then, is almost the anti-Golf, with its 292 horsepower and all-wheel drive system making it a true performer …