Volkswagen Golf R Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Golf R Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2019 2019 Volkswagen Golf R 4 DR AWD 5 5 4 5 5 4
2018 2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4 DR AWD 5 5 4 5 5 4
2017 2017 Volkswagen Golf R 4 DR AWD 5 5 4 5 5 4
2016 2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4 DR AWD 5 5 4 5 5 4
2015 2015 Volkswagen Golf R 4 DR AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2013 2013 Volkswagen Golf R 2 DR AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2013 2013 Volkswagen Golf R 4 DR AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Golf R for 7 years. They average 24.5 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2019 Golf R below average at 24 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2019 Golf R to be $2,000 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and premium gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $2,750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Golf R consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Golf R emits 373 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,595,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 266 trees would offset these emissions. The Golf R does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Volkswagen Golf R 24 29 21
2018 Volkswagen Golf R 24 29 21
2017 Volkswagen Golf R 25 30 23
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 25 30 23
2015 Volkswagen Golf R 26 30 23
2013 Volkswagen Golf R 22 27 19
2012 Volkswagen Golf R 22 27 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Golf R has 11 different model options on record with the EPA since 2012. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2019 Automatic (AM-S7), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 23
2018 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2018 Automatic (AM-S7), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2017 Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 23
2017 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 22
2016 Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 30 23
2016 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 22
2015 Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 23
2013 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 27 19
2012 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 27 19