2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Audi A5 Sportback

2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Audi A5 Sportback

Can Volkswagen models compare well against more luxury fare? Most car brands, and fans, often have these types of discussions and they are often are taken into account when designing and marketing models. For Volkswagen, we'll see if there's a model that holds its weight against the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R.

A compact performance hatchback, the 2018 VW Golf R is lightweight, lean, and powerful, providing superb handling to its compact and comfortable build. So, what luxury competitor have we chosen to go against the performance Golf R? Why, we've picked the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback model. What's the superior performance model, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R or the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback?

2018 Volkswagen Golf R


2018 Audi A5 Sportback

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Inline 4
292 hp 280 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 252 hp / 273 lb-ft
All-Wheel Drive Standard Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive
$39,785 Starting MSRP $42,600

2018 Volkswagen Golf R West Chester, PA

Perhaps a bit surprisingly, at least to those unfamiliar with the Golf's performance hatch, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R easily beats the luxury 2018 Audi A5 Sportback model. In terms of horsepower, torque, and price, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is victorious. Additionally, in terms of tech and performance features, the 2018 VW Golf R has the following to offer:

  • 0 to 60 MPH in Under 5 Seconds
  • 7-Speed DSG® Automatic Transmission
  • 8" Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Performance Monitor with Driving Mode Selection
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Rearview Camera System
  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Guide & Inform
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • And more!

Want to experience the luxury of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R for yourself? Contact us here at Garnet Volkswagen to schedule a test drive with VW's performance hatchback. Additionally, you can test drive any VW model that's currently in our inventory. The Garnet Volkswagen dealership is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania within Chester County.