Meet the all-new 2022 Golf R
A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Large air intakes. Big brakes behind 19” wheels. A two-piece rear spoiler for downforce. Form and function come together to make The Car Guide’s 2022 New Car of the Year.
True performance needs no audience.
The Golf R has always been a serious performance car hiding in plain sight. Under the hood of the new 5th generation, Golf R lies a turbocharged 2.0L TSI engine producing 315 horsepower and up to 295 lb-ft of torque.* Power is confidently sent to the ground through an updated 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive system, now featuring a new rear axle torque vectoring function for superior agility and sure-footed, neutral cornering balance.
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Discover total peace of mind in the palm of your hand with the drive-changing, confidence-inspiring and convenient features of Car-Net®.4
– Control select features in your Golf R with Remote Access
– Find parking and locate your Golf R with Location Services
– Get the help you need when you’re on the road
– Set boundary, curfew, speed, and valet alerts for your Golf R
– Get vehicle health reports and service reminders
Travel Assist is an advanced driver assistance system combining Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control designed to help keep your vehicle positioned in its lane and at a constant distance from the vehicle ahead of you. It uses a pre-set following distance to automatically make adjustments based on the surrounding traffic, but you’ll need to keep your hands on the steering wheel for the feature to operate.
The Side Assist feature is designed to use LED lights on the side mirror housing to tell you if other vehicles are detected in your blind spot or approaching fast from behind.
Lane Assist can help you on long journeys when the open road seems endless. Starting at 60 km/h, it is designed to detect if your vehicle is drifting out of its lane and with corrective steering, can help lead you back to where you’re supposed to be.
Park Distance Control (Rear and Front)
The Park Distance Control (front and rear) sensors are designed to help you get into and out of tight spots with audible beeps if it detects there isn’t enough space. It can also brake automatically under certain conditions if it senses a potential collision.
Automatic Emergency Braking
If the vehicle senses an impending collision with another vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian under certain conditions, available Front Assist** is designed to warn you with an audible tone. It is designed to also apply the brakes under certain conditions.
New for 2022, not only will Park Assist tell you when you’re passing a large enough parking space, it’ll also park your Golf R. Just operate the clutch, accelerator, and brake and the car does everything else, except paying for parking.
Dynamic Road Sign Display
The Dynamic Road Sign Display is designed to inform you of posted communications detected like traffic signs, speed limits, overtaking restrictions, and warning signs to help keep you focused on the road.
Features & Specs
Starting from $45,995
- 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Cross Differential System (XDS)
- Dynamic headlights with cornering lights
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
- Dynamic Road Sign Display