The latest Golf R, introduced for model year 2015, is the most powerful version of the Golf ever to be sold in this market. With 292 horsepower, it has 36 horsepower more than the previous version, which was sold as a 2012 and 2013 model. Despite the additional horsepower, the R model is fuel-efficient for a car with such performance, posting an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 31 mpg with the six-speed manual transmission.
The Golf R continues to add value in 2017. The Golf R with DCC and Navigation comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Front and rear Park Distance Control (Park Pilot), Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), High Beam Control (Light Assist) and 19-inch “Pretoria” aluminum-alloy wheels.