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How is the VW Golf R in the snow?

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
How is the VW Golf R in the snow?

How well does the Volkswagen Golf R do in the snow?

If you’re shopping for a new car and you live in a state that experiences all four seasons, it’s super important to consider snowy driving in your purchase. Much of the northern U.S. receives snowfall for six months of the year. That means you could be spending up to half of your driving time on the white stuff. You’d better take a serious look at a Volkswagen with 4MOTION all-wheel drive, like the Golf R. (more…)

How the Volkswagen Golf R Compares to the GTI Clubsport

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

2016 Volkswagen Golf R vs Golf GTI Clubsport

To celebrate 40 years of the GTI, Volkswagen is releasing the GTI Clubsport, a special edition hot hatch that the German automaker is calling “the most powerful production GTI ever.” Unfortunately, the powerful new edition to the GTI stable will not be making its way to the states, meaning the Golf R will remain as the only high-output front-drive VW available here. That’s not a bad thing, as the Golf R is still an impressive specimen, but it would be nice if VW would throw us a bone and deliver us the Clubsport.

We understand that the Golf R is not a GTI, but as members of the Golf family, the two are cut from the same cloth, and they offer a number of similarities. To clear up any questions about which of the two is superior, and in an attempt to cheer us up about the fact that we won’t ever see the Clubsport, we thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at how the 2016 Golf R compares to the GTI Clubsport. (more…)