2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI

2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI

All Subaru WRX models are performance-focused models, with the amount of power and performance features increasing with each additional trim level. Meanwhile, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is based on the Volkswagen Golf, which just functions as a compact hatchback. Throughout the VW Golf family, the VW Golf R is the one model that takes inspiration from sports cars with its many high-powered elements.

The standard 2019 Subaru WRX can't compare against the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. Therefore, we've chosen the 2019 Subaru WRX STI to pair off against the 2018 VW Golf R performance hatch. So, let us begin to find the superior ride that takes a comfortable and practical design and boosts it up with engine power. It's the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs the 2019 Subaru WRX STI!



2018 Volkswagen Golf R

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2019 Subaru WRX STI

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Inline 4
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
21 City MPG / 29 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 17 City MPG / 22 Highway MPG
$39,785 Starting MSRP $36,595

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Orwigsburg, PA

While the 2019 Subaru WRX STI is the cheaper model, it does this at the expense of many key features that the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R provides. You can achieve some of these by a further upgrade to the 2019 Subaru WRX STI Limited, but that ups the price significantly to a starting MSRP of $41,395. Meanwhile, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R comes with a more friendly interior, a far superior fuel economy, and the following features:

  • DSG® Automatic Transmission
  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control
  • VW Car-Net® with App-Connect
  • Carbon Touch Interior Accents
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cross Differential System XDS+®
  • Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • And more!

Looking to test out the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R for yourself? Those in the area of Schuylkill County can find a great location for VW shopping here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen. Contact us to schedule a test drive with the 2018 VW Golf R or any other Volkswagen vehicle we have in stock! The J. Bertolet Volkswagen dealership is located in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.