The 2023 Golf R

An unmatched hatch

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100km/h in 4.7 seconds*

Horsepower and Torque

315HP & 295 lb-ft


6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed DSG®

Limited Edition

20th Anniversary Special Edition

Golf R model versions



From $48,4951

The 2023 Volkswagen Golf R is on a road while fog is coming down the hill

A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Don’t be fooled by its refined exterior. Golf R is the purest expression of what a German engineered hot hatch should be: precision and performance, all in perfect balance.

A close up of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R going down the road

Top-notch tech

Head-Up Display (HUD) helps keep your eyes focused on the road, and 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive with Torque Vectoring helps keep your tires glued to the track.

View on the premium front sport seats, heated steering wheel and the dashboard of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R.

Interio-R design

From premium front sport seats with built-in head restraints, to a standard heated sport steering wheel, Golf R is designed to perform inside and out.

Design and Comfort

Aggressively refined



Ready, Set, Golf


Technology and Convenience

Advanced and enhanced


20 Years of R


An intelligent suite of active safety and driver assistance features* designed to keep you and everyone around you, protected.

Features include:
- Travel Assist
    - Adaptive Cruise Control
    - Lane Assist
    - Emergency Assist
- Side Assist (Blind spot monitor with Rear Traffic Alert)
- Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring

Driver Assistance
Convenient, cutting-edge tech designed to enhance your driving experience.
- Park Distance Control (front and rear)
- Park Assist
- Light Assist
- Dynamic Road Sign Display

Legal: *Fuel consumption figures are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide 2023 for Natural Resources Canada’s estimated fuel consumption figures. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment.

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Even More

6-speed manual gearbox in the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R.


The Golf R comes available with a North American-exclusive 6-speed manual gearbox for drivers who want that classic feeling.

Close up on the Digital Cockpit Pro featuring sport heated steering wheel, manual 6-speed gearbox and wireless Apple CarPlay<sup>®</sup> and Android Auto™.

Charging and wireless connectivity

Even connectivity is fast in the 2023 Golf R, with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
*Please do not drive distracted.

A close-up of the 2023 Golf R touchscreen with a drive mode selection.


Share the warmth with heated rear seats and a third Climatronic zone for rear passengers.


The MY23 Golf R boasts 315 hp and an impressive 280lb-ft of torque with the 6-speed manual transmission, or 295lb-ft with the available 7-speed DSG®transmission.

Don’t let Golf’s small size fool you: It has 564 litres of cargo space, which increases to 977 with the rear seats folded. That’s easily enough space for your gear, groceries, suitcases and whatever else you might need.

The VW Golf has been in production for over 45 years and has been the ideal family car for those in a variety of different life stages. Should your needs ever change, an SUV like a Tiguan or an Atlas is a great alternative.

The 2023 Golf R comes standard with a 19’ Estoril wheel and 235/35 R19, 91Y summer tires.*
*The use of winter tires is mandatory in some provinces. Proper winter or all season tires is recommended for wet, snowy or icy conditions.

We understand that not everyone wants a sunroof on their Golf R, but it’s now available with a panoramic power sunroof. This is an option, so you can have your Golf R with or without. The choice is entirely yours.

1.Base MSRP of a new and unregistered 2023 Golf R with 6-speed manual is $47,495. $1,750 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, license, insurance, registration, levies, options, dealer administration fees (if applicable) and applicable taxes are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary.

2.**Please drive safely and obey all local traffic laws, including speed limits.

3. Requires compatible mobile device running iOS 12, Android 8, or higher, with cellular service. Access to the desktop web portal requires a compatible internet browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer is not supported.

4. Up to 26% savings compared to the cost of paying for maintenance, on a per service basis. Potential savings percentage determined using the average savings amount of all model/year plans vs. the retail cost of individual services in 2022. See dealer for details.

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