2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door (M6)

2016 Volkswagen Golf R R 4-Door (M6) 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback
  • MSRP$35,650 Invoice$34,225
    • 22 City
    • 31 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors4
  • Horsepower292 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,564 $1,068 $821 $673 $574 $504

2016 Volkswagen Golf Buyer's Guide

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf is the brand’s quintessential hot hatchback, and was fully redesigned in 2015. The Golf is available in several trim levels, and is the basis for several related models. Volkswagen describes the Golf R as “track inspired,” and it slots above the GTI in the price hierarchy. The Golf SportWagen is a station wagon that replaced the Jetta SportWagen in 2015. The e-Golf is a plug-in electric version of the Golf that can travel up to 83 miles on a charge. The basic 2016 Golf and its high-performance sibling, the GTI, are two of the oldest models in the brand’s lineup and continue to draw in new buyers thanks to their value proposition of good performance at a competitive price.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2.0 Liter 292 horsepower engine
  • Bi xenon headlights
  • Heated seats
  • Rear view camera
2016 Volkswagen Golf S
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Composition media interface touchscreen sound system
  • Rearview camera system
  • USB port
2016 Volkswagen Golf SE
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless access with push button start
  • Heated front seats
  • Foglights
2016 Volkswagen Golf SEL
  • 18-inch wheels
  • V-Tex leatherette seating
  • Touchscreen navigation
  • Dual-zone climate control
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • Additional cargo space
  • 5-door design
  • 1.8 liter, 170 hp engine
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
2016 Volkswagen Golf e-Golf
  • 115 hp electric motor
  • Single-speed transmission
  • Full LED headlights
  • Push button ignition
2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI
  • Heated side mirrors
  • 15-inch wheels
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Multi-function trip computer

What makes it move?

There are two 2016 Volkswagen Golf and SportWagen options. The TSI is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower, 200 lb-ft of torque, and a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The TDI features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with 150 horsepower, 170 lb-ft of torque, and a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Golf R and GTI variants offer higher-performance drivetrains and more equipment. All are front-wheel drive, except the all-wheel drive Golf R.

Why buy the 2016 Volkswagen Golf?

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf and its variants offer value-optimized efficiency at every level, although performance-oriented extras are available for those who are willing to splurge a little. The Golf boasts European styling at a basic price and may also draw in buyers thanks to its smart, sharp styling, available in two-door or four-door styles. The Golf TSI gets up to 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and the TDI gets up to 30 mpg city, 45 mpg highway. The similarly-equipped Golf SportWagen extends the wheelbase for a more spacious interior without compromising drivability. For more spirited driving, the GTI provides 210 horsepower by way of a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, and the high-performance Golf R boasts 292 horsepower and tons of performance equipment.

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