The 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine powering the Golf R produces 315 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, up from 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft in the previous generation R.
Either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available to go with the engine. The rear differential of the standard 4Motion all-wheel-drive system actively distributes torque between the left and right rear wheels for better handling.
By pushing the “R” button on the steering wheel, the Golf R’s various drive modes (Comfort, Sport, Race, Special, Drift, and Individual) can be selected.
The hatch’s Drift mode was great to try out on slick conditions, but it won’t be able to match the thrill of a rear-drive muscle car. Every model includes larger front disc brakes than previously, a performance exhaust system, and variable-ratio steering.
A pair of 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires also support the vehicle. The Golf R demonstrated its agility and tenacity during our maiden drive in Germany thanks to its powerful engine, responsive dual-clutch gearbox, and clever all-wheel-drive system.
The model we tested also included the Performance package, an add-on that adds two more drive modes, including the exciting Drift mode, which permits some tail-sliding shenanigans.
Our Golf R test car’s acceleration to 60 mph on our test track was lightning fast—just 3.9 seconds—beating the 2021 Honda Civic Type R by 0.9 seconds.
2022 Volkswagen Golf R Price in Canada
The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Price in Canada is estimated to start at around $45,000 Canadian dollars. Keep in mind that the price of this car in Canada is not fixed and is subject to change over time.
Also, different sellers, stores, or dealership outlets may have variations in the price depending on their offers and promotions. So always compare prices and make sure you’re getting a good deal.
If you’re looking to buy the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R in Canada, there are several ways to get it. You can buy it outright from the Volkswagen dealership stores, or you can get it through third-party dealership outlets.
2022 Volkswagen Golf R Price in Canada and Specs
|Model||Golf R 2022|
|Engine Type||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas|
|Engine Power||315 hp @ 5900 rpm|
|Torque||280 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm|
|No. Of Cylinders||4-cylinder|
|Fuel System||Direct Injection|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Steering Gear Type||Rack-Pinion|
|Minimum Turning Radius||39.3 ft|
|Wheel Base||103.5 in|
|Kerb Weight||3,417 lbs|
|Wheel Size||19 in x 8 in Aluminum Wheels|
|Mileage In City||20 MPG|
|Mileage On Highway||28 MPG|
|Seating Capacity||5 seater|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||14.5 gallons|
|No. Of Doors||4 doors|