The Golf GT is a 140PS TDI engine and it comes with cruise control as standard and is £4,000 less than a GTI . It has less sporty interior trim and features but good on fuel compared to the GTI and it can be chipped.
Golf R – The R model has a 2.0 litre tuned Turbo engine. It’s a newer model and is aimed more at performance as opposed to comfort. It’s notably a lot quicker than the R32 . It has a 2.0 litre turbo engine (like the R ), however it’s designed for comfort as well as performance (like the R32 ).
Volkswagen Golf R
The GTI is a more performance oriented model and uses a 2.0L turbo. Lastly the TDI uses a 2.0L turbo diesel engine and is ideal for high mpg driving.
However, when you are reaching up to 1.5 million miles , the engine is approaching its limits. In terms of years, Volkswagen Golfs can run for an average of 5 years without problems and can still work further after changing the timing belt and if you maintain the engine regularly.
The R in Golf R stands for Racing .
The Volkswagen Golf Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 25th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $630 which means it has average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Golf.
The BlueMotion is a range of innovative energy-saving technologies, from the automatic start/stop to low rolling resistance tyres. They work alongside the diesel engines and gearboxes to cut fuel consumption and reduce harmful emissions.
Volkswagen has made the fastest ever road-going a reality; the new production-spec VW Golf GTI TCR has been official revealed. It’s the ultimate expression of Golf hot hatchdom in the current Mk7 generation, ahead of the new 2019 Mk8 due later this year.
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the most powerful Volkswagen sedan in the lineup, with the new model coming standard with a 2.0-liter I-4 turbo engine. However, this engine offers the best output from the others, able to output 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The GTI is about 300 pounds lighter than the Golf R , as it doesn’t have to power the rear wheels. As a result, the GTI gets much better gas mileage. While the Golf R gets 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined, the GTI gets 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined.
It is more fun with the turbocharged 2.0-liter Audi-sourced engine that bumps horsepower from 200 to 210 and the torque is up from 207 to 258 pound-feet from last year. The GTI is beefier and more responsive than the TSI and is tuned to have sportier handling especially through the turns.
Recommended Volkswagen GTI model years The early 2006.5 and 2007 cars seem to be less reliable than the later ones, r/GolfGTI sub-Reddit users claim, which is why we recommend a 2008 or 2009 example. 2010 brought the Mk6 Volkswagen GTI , which was essentially a facelifted Mk5, Car and Driver reports.
Because they have a strong brand. “Prestige” image. They make very good cars, the non peformance models are devoid of any soul but the GTI can be special and rewarding to drive, VW’s more of an all rounder brand.