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  • tickCooler than the GTI
  • tickRapid acceleration
  • tickPractical space
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Volkswagen Golf R (2021 - )

The Golf GTI may be a hot-hatch original but, in recent years, the four-wheel drive Golf R has introduced more power, performance and prestige to the package. This latest version, based on the eighth-generation Golf, may be the best yet. Leaving just one question for fans of hot VWs – Golf R or GTI Clubsport?
Our verdict

Is the Volkswagen Golf a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

Volkswagen Golf running costs

Fuel consumption, insurance, residuals and tax.

Volkswagen Golf safety

Driver aids, airbags and alerts.

Volkswagen Golf features

Driver technology, media and styling.

Volkswagen Golf reliability

Warranty, servicing, durability and build quality.

Volkswagen Golf interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

Volkswagen Golf performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

Our expert review

See what our expert review team say about this car

The Golf R nudges £40,000, which is quite a lot of money for a hatchback, even one as hot as this. Insurance and fuel costs will be what you’d expect for something that does 0-60mph in under five seconds, which is to say high. The latter will at least depend on how you use your right foot - we got 40mpg on one journey and 20mpg on the next. Residual values are strong, thankfully, although Benefit In Kind (BIK) tax is a horrible 37 per cent. Anyway, it won’t be long before no one gets the choice of this car and we all have to buy electric, so splurge the cash while you can.

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