2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX

Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, VS icon, and red 2019 Subaru WRX

Are you looking for a compact car that delivers a phenomenal driving experience? Check out the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R! Inspired by rally car racing, the 2019 VW Golf R combines the stylish and versatile hatchback design of the VW Golf with a high-performance engine and advanced performance technologies. Take a look at this 2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX comparison to see how the 2019 Golf R measures up against the competition.

On the performance front, the 2019 VW Golf R is powered by the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine, which doles out 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the 2019 Subaru WRX produces 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Golf R can reach a top speed of 153 mph, compared to 150 mph for the WRX 2.0L, and achieves the 0 – 60 mph sprint in 4.5 seconds, compared to 5.5 seconds for the WRX 2.0L

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R VS 2019 Subaru WRX
288-hp/280 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque (Base Engine) 268-hp/258 lb-ft
4.5 seconds 0 – 60 MPH Time (Base Engine) 5.5 seconds
52.7 cu-ft Max. Cargo Capacity 12.0 cu-ft
6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000 Basic Warranty; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain Warranty

Compare the 2019 VW Golf R and 2019 Subaru WRX

In addition to its robust engine, the 2019 VW Golf R comes equipped with many state-of-the-art performance technologies. This includes the electric power-assisted steering system, a sport suspension, a Driving Mode Selection feature, and the XDS+ Cross Differential system, which provides excellent handling. Also, for confident traction, the Golf R comes standard with the 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

While both models deliver excellent performance, the Golf R is the more practical choice. With the rear seats in the upright position, the Golf offers 22.8 cu-ft of storage space. With the rear seats folded down flat, it offers an impressive 52.7 cu-ft of storage space. With its trunk, the WRX has a cargo capacity of only 12.0 cu-ft.

Another advantage of the 2019 Golf R is its generous warranty coverage, with the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 WRX only offers a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

Visit us at Capistrano Volkswagen and enjoy the exhilarating driving experience of the 2019 VW Golf R!

 

Side view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Driver's side rear angle view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Dashboard and dark grey front seats in 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Turbocharged TSI engine in 2019 Volkswagen Golf R