2022 Compared to 2019 Volkswagen Golf R Hatchbacks in Colorado

2022 Volkswagen Golf R Hatchback

2022 VW Golf R vs. 2019 VW Golf R

After multiple years away from the United States, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R marks the return of the deluxe hatchback that last was featured in 2019. Since then, advances in performance and interior vehicle design give the Golf R a completely different feel compared to its last iteration. Built on the Mk8 platform, the 2022 Golf R makes cruising around Boulder and the rest of northern Colorado an experience that can’t be beaten by other rival hatchbacks on the market.  


Although both the 2019 version of the Golf R and the new 2022 model have a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine under their respective hoods, the similarities end there. Reaching 315 horsepower, the 2022 Golf R exudes pure exhilaration as it zips around town or the highway with surges of raw performance. An updated version of either the six-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed automatic transmission that were available in the 2019 Golf R find their way into the 2022 model year for improved acceleration and smoothness. Standard AWD through the 4Motion® system gives the 2022 VW Golf R remarkable handling all across northern Colorado.  

Interior Features

Built to appeal more to the sporty senses of today’s discerning Colorado drivers, the interior of the 2022 VW Golf R has upscale touches fitting of its deluxe nature. The front seats have been bolstered significantly to provide extra comfort and support, while also being visually stunning with their Nappa leather upholstery. With its hatchback body style, the Golf R also provides plenty of cargo space to make it an excellent everyday family vehicle. A new 10-inch touchscreen is standard in the 2022 Golf R compared to the 2019 version of the hatchback and its eight-inch touchscreen. Through it, features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible smartphones are readily accessible.  

Safety Features

Keeping with the advancements in vehicle technology and design, the 2022 VW Golf R has several standard driver-assistance features that were either optional or not even available in the 2019 model year of the hatchback. These include Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Keep Assist systems to help drivers keep a virtually 360-degree view of what is going on with traffic around them. Adaptive Cruise Control is another fantastic standard feature introduced with the 2022 version of the Golf R. While operational, drivers can enjoy the sights of Colorado while the hatchback handles the acceleration and deceleration needs of the journey.  

Shop for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R at Emich VW of Boulder

The newest member of the reputable Emich family of dealerships, Emich VW of Boulder wants to help you find the 2022 VW Golf R that comes equipped with everything you expect from a modern hatchback. Versatile, sporty, and gorgeous are just three of the words that can be used to accurately describe the 2022 Golf R. Get behind the wheel of one of these sensational vehicles and get elite customer service when you choose Emich as your go-to destination in northern Colorado! 

  2022 VW Golf R  2019 VW Golf R 
Base MSRP  $44,640  $41,290 
Horsepower  315 HP  288 HP 
City Estimated MPG:  20 MPG  21 MPG 
Highway Estimated MPG:  28 MPG  29 MPG 

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