2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX

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

Do you want a compact car with some serious performance chops? Here at Pacific Volkswagen, we encourage you to take a look at the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, with its turbocharged engine, quick acceleration, superb handling, a wealth of advanced technologies, and a versatile hatchback design. One of the high-performance compact car competitors of the VW Golf R is the Subaru WRX. See how the two models stack up in this 2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Subaru WRX comparison.

Volkswagen infused the 2019 Golf R with a high level of safety, especially with standard safety technologies like the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the Intelligent Crash Response System, which unlocks the doors, shuts off the fuel pump, and turns on the hazard lights if the Golf R gets into a collision. The Subaru doesn’t offer either of these features. And for even greater reassurance, the 2019 Golf R has the backing of a very generous 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 WRX has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R VS 2019 Subaru WRX
Standard Crash Response System No
4.5 seconds 0 – 60 MPH Time (Base Engine) 5.5 seconds
288-hp Horsepower (Base Engine) 268-hp
280 lb-ft Torque (Base Engine) 258 lb-ft

Advantages of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Under the hood of the Golf R is the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine, which delivers 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, enabling the Golf R to go from 0 – 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds (Car and Driver testing). The base-level 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the 2019 Subaru WRX generates 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a 0 – 60 mph time of 5.5 seconds (Car and Driver testing).

Along with its excellent performance, the Golf R offers everyday practicality. Its versatile hatchback design provides high-level comfort and convenience, with a maximum cargo capacity of 52.7 cu-ft (with the rear seats folded down flat). The WRX has a sedan design with a trunk for storage, with a maximum cargo capacity of just 12.0 cu-ft.

Would you like to get behind the wheel of the 2019 VW Golf R? Test drive this high-performance hatchback at Pacific Volkswagen!

 

Rear view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Side view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Turbocharged TSI engine in 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
Dashboard and dark grey front seats in 2019 Volkswagen Golf R