2016 Volkswagen Golf R 2.0 TSI 6MT Canada Prices

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Volkswagen has done a great job with their new 2016 Golf R. The looks on it are very stylish and will definitely be turning heads as it is on the road. On top of the good looks, it’s also got great power for its kind.




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The new 2016 Volkswagen Golf R is starting to get a lot of people looking into it with its stylish looks. They have done a great job by redesigning this model in the past and continued to maintain the buzz about it. Even though the 2016 model doesn’t look too different from its previous year’s model, they have done a great job to reach out to drivers and make minor changes to give it an edge.

Taking a look at how this hatchback looks from the outside, we can Volkswagen is sticking with their usual grille style, a rectangular shape complemented with a bar that goes through but behind the logo that is placed on the middle of the front view. They seem to love the shape of their headlights since they have kept that size for a while now. However, with their classic headlights shape they have decided to change up the look from the inside by using LED lighting which gives it that stylish and sporty look they seem to be going for. Most hatchbacks usually go for a rounder shape with their headlights to represent and complement the round shape the vehicle is, but with the Golf R it seems like the lights are a bit edgy and pointy to be considered round at all. This may be another factor that makes it look different than others. Moving on to the rear view of the hatchback, we can see they have used a very similar style tail lights with edgy sides. They have also designed a spoiler with the overbite of the roof over the cargo door causing the hatchback to look sporty.

As we move inside, we can see the functions on the front are very simple for the most part, nothing too complicated. There also isn’t much going on which makes it look a lot cleaner than other interiors. All there is inside is an infotainment system which is 8-inches and other basic tools around it to control it. With the cleaner look, it gives the overall feel a lot less stuffy as opposed to a much clustered front console. The seats are also very comfortable with a leather trim used and an R to symbolize the Golf R edition to this model.

Under the hood we can see Volkswagen uses a 2.0-litre TSI 4-cylinder engine which will be able to push 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be pushing the car through all wheel drive rather than just the front two. With this powertrain, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R will be able to reach 100km/h in just about less than 5 seconds. In terms of fuel efficiency, it will require about 7.8 litres for every 100 kilometres driven, about 10.2 litres driving in the city. With a combination of both driving in the city and on the highway it will require about 8.7 litres for every 100 kilometres driven.

Volkswagen has evidently created a great hatchback overall and is starting to bring back the initial popularity the hatchback used to have. With great looks in a sporty and stylish way, and a pretty powerful engine, this car will undoubtedly do well when it hits stores. 

2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.5 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
2.0 TSI 6MT$39,995 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
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General Specs

Engine 2.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM292
Fuel TypePremium Unleaded
Body typeHatchback
Number of Doors5
Passenger5
Drive Train4X4 Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

Under its hood, the Golf R gets an updated version of the 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that delivers 292 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 280 pound-feet of torque between 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. The engine mates to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, which helps sprint the Golf R to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds — 0.4 seconds faster than the previous Golf R. The Golf R will also have an optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission available, which drops the 0-to-60 mph time to an amazing 4.9 seconds. The latter makes the Golf R a full second quicker than the Ford Focus ST.

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Interiors and Special Features:

Besides being roomier due to the car’s increase width, the interior is also a bit sportier than the GTI’s. Highlights include sport front seats wrapped in dark or light Nappa leather in the center and head restraints upholstered in dark “Carbon” Nappa leather.

Just like in the past, the Golf R gets a sporty, three-spoke steering wheel with a chrome "R" logo placed on the lower crossbar, light-blue tachometer and speedometer, door trim panels offered with a "Carbon Touch" design, and other "R" logos placed on the radio or navigation system touchscreen.

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Safety features:

To help keep occupants safe, the new Golf provides a combination of both passive and active safety systems. The Golf has been engineered to meet all current crash regulations and features no fewer than six airbags as standard.

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Audio

Antenna
Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, digital media card, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
9 Fender speakers subwoofer

Body Exterior

Roof spoiler

Brakes

ABS
Electronic brake distribution
Brake assist system
Electronic hand brake
Hill holder
4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)

Bumpers

Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks
Cargo area cover

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,625.00

Convenience

Driver modes includes engine mapping, steering, suspension, stability control and traction control
Vehicle start button
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Rear camera parking distance sensors
4 passenger assist handles
Memory card/stick navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 6.5-in. colour screen
Mobile Integration Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
Internal Hard Drive : 30.00 GB storage
Remote control trunk/hatch release
1 12V in cargo area and front
Cruise control
Voice activating system; includes radio, phone and naviagtion system
KESSY smart key: ; includes keyless entry and keyless start
Front and rear reading lights
Cargo area light
Apps control
Navigation via mobile phone

Dimensions

External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,276, overall width (mm): 1,790, overall height (mm): 1,436, wheelbase (mm): 2,630, front track (mm): 1,537, rear track (mm): 1,511 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,900
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 975, rear headroom (mm): 967, front leg room (mm): 1,046, rear leg room (mm): 903, front shoulder room (mm): 1,420, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,370 and interior volume (litres): 2,648
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 1,233 and all seats in place: 343

Doors

Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Rear door: lifting gate
Body colour exterior door handles

Engine

Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder with VVT
Emissions data: CO2: 4,352 kg/yr
Turbocharged

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 10.9 ; highway= 7.7 ; combined= 9.5 ;
Power: 292 hp @ 5,400 rpm; 280 ft lb of torque @ 1,900 rpm

Fuel

Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
Fuel tank: 55 litre capacity
Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)

Instrumentation

External temperature
Multi-function display screen 6.5, touch screen and 1
Low tire pressure monitor
Compass
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Main dashboard display
Tachometer

Interior Trim

Floor covering: none
Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, alloy on doors, alloy on dashboard and none
Floor mats

Lights

LED front fog lights, side indicator lights and day time running lights
Daytime running lights
Front fog lights
Directional headlight control with dusk sensor
Headlights: Bi-Xenon with projector beam lens Bi-Xenon

Locks

Card key power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking
Anti-theft protection

Paint

Pearl paint

Roof

Power glass sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening

Safety

2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Front side airbags
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Multi-collision braking
Airbags 6
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
Front to rear curtain airbags
LATCH
Dynamic steering
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Good, Good and Good
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger

Seats

Rear seat centre armrest
Seat upholstery: leather
Seating: 5 passengers
Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three
Front driver seat : heated, sports with 6 power adjustments ; details: power height, power lumbar and power tilt, front passenger seat : heated, sports with 1 power adjustment ; details: manual height and manual lumbar
Front seat centre armrest

Service

Intermediate service 15,000, 12 and variable distance/period

Steering

Vehicle speed proportional power steering type
Leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment

Storage

Full floor console with covered storage
Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Refrigerated storage: in glove box

Suspension

Driver selectable responsive suspensionfeatures: electronic-control and Dynamic Chassis Control
Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs
Sport suspension

Transmission

Front electronic limited slip differential
Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor
4MOTION full and part-time 4WD drive with automatic selection
Electronic traction control
Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) stability control
3.090:1 axle ratio

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter
Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls
Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone

Version

Data completeness
Version information 01 Apr 2016
Powertrain type : combustion
Trim level: R and Special/limited edition
Date introduced:
5-door hatchback

Visibility

Heated washer
Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, black, power adjustable with indicator lights
Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Tinted glass
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor

Warranty

Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 144 months/ 200,000 km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,489 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Front and rear conventional tires 235/35/Y
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear alloy wheels: 19"x 8.0"

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