2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Subaru WRX STI

2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Subaru WRX STI

The best part of the Volkswagen Golf models is their versatility. You can get the traditional compact Golf hatch with a great fuel economy and affordable pricing, the SportWagen for cargo needs, or the Alltrack for an off-road and all-terrain model. Meanwhile, we have the performance selection of the Golf models with the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R!

How does the 2018 VW Golf R compare to other performance hatchback models? There are many others to choose from, such as the Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus ST. Today, we're looking at a souped-up version of the Subaru WRX with the performance upgrade into the Subaru WRX STI. It's the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs the 2018 Subaru WRX STI!

2018 Volkswagen Golf R


2018 Subaru WRX STI

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Flat 4
292 hp 280 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 305 hp / 290 lb-ft
29 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 19 MPG
316.8-435.6 mi. Driving Range 270.3-349.8 mi.

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Poughkeepsie, NY

The 2018 VW Golf R does have slightly less power than the 2018 Subaru WRX STI. However, its lighter engine, leaner build, and greater fuel economy help to generate a vastly superior driving range for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R over the 2018 Subaru WRX STI. We believe that a few points off of horsepower and torque are easily worth spending much more time on the road in a performance hatch with superior handling! In addition to these performance advantages, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R also has all of this to offer its audience:

  • 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 Seconds
  • 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive
  • 7-Speed DSG® Automatic Transmission with Tiptronic®
  • 8" Touchscreen Navigation System
  • VW Car-Net® Guide & Inform
  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • LED Headlights and Taillights
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Performance Monitor and Driving Mode Selection
  • Fender® Premium Audio
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • And more!

All 5 of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf models released are available here at the VW of Kingston dealership. With a quick call or visit online, you can schedule an appointment for a test drive with any VW model we have available in our inventory. Give our sales team a call to learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R performance hatch!