2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Honda Civic Type R

2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2019 Honda Civic Type R

There are only a handful of performance hatchback models currently out and about within the automotive market. Within that short list, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Honda Civic Type R are in constant competition. While the Honda Civic Type R has been around for far longer, the Volkswagen Golf R is built on the foundation of the VW Golf model that been around for over 40 years, as well as the VW Golf GTI ‘hot hatch’ that been around for over 30 years.

So, at least concerning their current model years, which is the superior performance hatchback? It’s the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs the 2019 Honda Civic Type R!

2019 Volkswagen Golf R


2019 Honda Civic Type R

4.8 Seconds 0 to 60 mph 4.9 Seconds
6-Speed Manual, 7-Speed Automated Manual Transmission Options 6-Speed Manual
All-Wheel Drive Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
5 Total Seating 4
6 yr. / 72,000 mi. Standard Warranty 3 yr. / 36,000 mi.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R West Chester, PA

The 2019 Honda Civic Type R has a slight edge in terms of power. However, in terms of overall performance, versatility, and reliability, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is the superior choice. Beyond the advantages displayed in the above table, we’d also like to share some of the highlights selected from the feature list of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, including:

  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Discover Media Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • LED Headlights, Taillights, DRL, and License Plate Lighting
  • Coming/Leaving Home Feature
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Quad-Tip Exhaust System
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
  • Drive Mode Selection
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Climatronic® Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist)
  • And More!

Due to its unique status as a performance hatchback, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R is only available for purchase at select Volkswagen dealerships. Luckily, the Garnet Volkswagen dealership is one of those locations. To learn more, or to test drive the 2019 VW Golf R for yourself, please contact us. The Garnet VW staff can be reached online, over the phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in West Chester, Pennsylvania.