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!
Through the Volkswagen College Graduate Program*, qualified recent graduates can get a $500 Contract Bonus** when purchasing or leasing a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Volkswagen Credit. Excludes GOLF R, #PINK models.. Proof of employment, graduation, and other documentation required. National Offer. Offer ends January 2nd, 2019. College Graduate Program is subject to credit approval and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who graduated from a U.S. or Canadian accredited college/university no more than 24 months prior to credit application. Applicant must be employed in a full-time permanent position or have a written commitment from a future employer. References, proof of income, copy of degree or official transcript, and contact information for college/university required. Credit history is not required, but existing credit must be in good standing and have no previous derogatory credit. Program good from May 3, 2016 to January 5, 2017. Program not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW. ** Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 Contract Bonus when customers eligible for the College Graduate Program lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through participating dealers and finance the lease or purchase through Volkswagen Credit from May 3, 2016 to January 5, 2017. Excludes Certified pre-owned vehicles. Subject to credit approval by Volkswagen Credit. Bonus must be applied toward customer lease or purchase and is not redeemable for cash. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico.
Excludes Golf R. Additional information located under specials tab.*** Military and First Responders Program*** The following customers and their family household members are eligible the Program: Military: i) Active Duty U.S. Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) ii) U.S. Military Veterans iii) U.S. Military Retirees First Responders: Police Officer, Sheriff/Sheriffs Deputy, Correctional Officer, State Trooper, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, EMT, Paramedics, 911 Dispatcher/Operator. Documents required at time of sale: Completed and signed Military & First Responder Claim Form Customer Proof of eligibility: Military: Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Military ID Card or DD-214. First Responder: Department-issued ID. See dealer for complete details
Excludes Golf R. Additional information located under specials tab. *** VW Partner Program*** Check to see if your employer is on our list. Visit vwpartnerprogram.com Certificate holders may purchase units at dealer invoice less $500, less applicable retail programs in place at the time of sale. ALL new and unused Volkswagen models are eligible N/A Golf R, and MY15 and MY16 TDI models. OK with retail incentives. See Dealer for complete details
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!