Driven: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Is Sharp, Sophisticated, And Fast

Driven: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Is Sharp, Sophisticated, And Fast



The Golf R is fast, and it’s bred to attack twisting roads and tracks. However, it’s also a Golf at heart. That makes it a practical daily driver with all the utility of a hatchback. There’s room for a couple of kids in the back, it’s comfortable for a long haul, and with the power it has on tap, the Golf R eats freeway miles with ease. It isn’t as raw as some enthusiasts want, but, for everyone else, it’s a complete package.Pull into the company parking lot, and it fits in well with sharp-looking sports sedans with bigger engines that cost more yet couldn’t keep pace on a twisting back road. It’s not down on comfort or features, either, as the Golf R comes in one fully loaded trim that includes a Harman Kardon sound system, fancy interior and exterior lighting, a half-panoramic sunroof, a wireless charger for your phone, and plenty of other bells and whistles.Let’s bear that in mind when discussing the price and if you should pull the trigger and buy a Golf R.