Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, so you can pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 VW Golf R USA. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2019 VW Golf R USA is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for a while, you will get the 2019 VW Golf R USA with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly 2019 VW Golf R USA Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 VW Golf R USA is comfortable and compliant. 2019 VW Golf R USA also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 VW Golf R USA with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2019 VW Golf R USA offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you choose one of the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to select from over the way.
The 2019 VW Golf R USA is really as competent while they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content helps it be supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with a little more class and space than a small sedan, the 2019 VW Golf R USA might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 VW Golf R USA is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 VW Golf R USA Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels may be included with the low trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 VW Golf R USA stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2019 VW Golf R USA has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so that the front seat will not need to be scooted entirely forward.