There are two performance variants of the Volkswagen Golf, the GTI and the R. Both are what define the term “hot hatch” and both have the same excellence found in the Golf’s basic qualities. We spent a week in each of them to find out which is the better choice.
Both the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI and 2018 VW Golf R have roomy interiors, a versatile hatchback nature, and are excellent urban and suburban driving options. All things inherited from the parent Volkswagen Golf platform that the cars are designed from. The differences between the Golf’s performance variants are few, but important.