Volkswagen Golf R 2017
The Volkswagen Golf R 2017 has stepped up from its predecessor. Aesthetically there may not be many changes, just a few upgrades to keep its finger on the pulse, but on the road you feel the difference. Driver’s that choose the Golf R tend to relish in the fact that they can switch from a cruisey city car to a high-performance rocket at the drop of a hat.
Sometimes the roll-out of a new model means drastic improvements to style and performance, but the Volkswagen Golf R follows more of the “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it rule”. That isn’t to say that the newest version isn’t a step up but rather a testament to the existing quality of this much-loved vehicle. If you’re selling a Volkswagen Golf or looking to buy, it’s helpful to know how it compares to older models and the going rates.
Features and Differentiating points
There are a few aesthetic updates including the new centre console and the active info display on the larger multimedia screen. The new LED lights, the 19-inch Spielberg rims and the improved bumper fascias offer a slightly more sophisticated look. The heated leather seats in the front can also be vertically adjusted to accommodate driver’s of various stature, and it will remember individual driver settings. You’ll also enjoy the gesture and voice controls, plus auto headlights and dual zone climate control.
As a standard, it comes with a 213kW 4 cyl turbocharged engine and an option for a seven-speed wet clutch DSG auto transmission. As for safety, it includes low and high speed AEB, seven airbags, and a driver fatigue detection system, but you’ll have to pay extra for a sunroof and the adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection.
In comparison to the popular GTI models, the R has a larger radiator, stronger cylinder head and hollow exhaust valves so it can make the most of its turbocharger. Overall the R is a punchier, although non-aggressive model and still offers the comfort of a five-door hatchback design.
Price: From $52,990, which hasn’t increased from it’s predecessor
Warranty: 3 years / unlimited km warranty
Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, current models make 213kW
Transmission: six-speed manual
Seats: 5-door hatch
Fuel economy: 7.2 litres per 100km, combined rating
Fuel Capacity: 50 Litre tank
When looking at Selling a Volkswagen Golf R it may be useful to see how the entire Gold range compares. Depending on various version, engines and transmission, the current going rate is anywhere from $22,861 for the 110 TSI Hatchback, to $68,887 for the top of the line R Wolfsburg edition, with 26 models in between.
While we offer free car valuations and cash for cars, we’ve provided a list of some examples for used Golf R models that are on the market now so you can get an idea of where a car you’re selling may fit in. Prices reflect varying levels of condition and specs but it’s helpful to get a ballpark when you’re thinking about selling your car.
2018 Volkswagen Golf R 7.5 Auto is selling for $59,888 before government charges.
2017 Volkswagen Golf R 7 Manual is selling for $49,990.
2016 Volkswagen Golf R 7 is being sold for $40,000.
2015 Volkswagen Golf R 7 Auto is up for $38,990.
2014 Volkswagen Golf R 7 Auto is selling for $34, 990.
2013 Volkswagen Golf R 7 Auto is up for $31,990.
2012 Volkswagen Golf R VI Auto is being sold for $25,900.
2011 Volkswagen Golf R 7 Auto is selling for $29,690.
2010 Volkswagen Golf R VI Auto is on the market for $24,000.
What our car experts think:
Pros: Great value for money, spacious and comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, good performance.
Cons: Front bar too low (driveways may become a hazard), no tow bar due to placement of rear exhaust, extra charges for safety package and sunroof.
Hopefully you’ve got a better handle on how you’re car compares to what’s out on the market so you feel more confident in embarking on the “sell my car” journey. Get in touch with Are You Selling for a free car valuation and you’ll be on your way to getting quick cash for your car.
VOLKSWAGEN – JETTA
2015 Volkswagen Jetta
The new generation of the Volkswagen Jetta in 2015 came out with not only upgraded features and an additional sport option, but a new price tag as well. Buyers will be pleased to know that the price change actually makes the entry level option $3,700 cheaper. If this rather spacious small-car wasn’t already generous enough, it is now.
If you’re buying or selling a Jetta, it’s important to know about the various specs and engine options as well as different features offered for different versions. As a seller it’s important to keep an up-to-date owner’s manual with all servicing or recall information, and as a buyer you’ll want to check this out before agreeing on the sale price.
Let’s have a look at the new and used prices of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and get familiar with the many variations so you can see how your car measures up.
At the moment, all Jettas are made with Sedan body kits, but there are still six different price points to become accustomed with. Below are the prices for new 2015 vehicles before on-road costs with used price range estimate in brackets.
Trendline Manual costs $22,790 ($13,000-16,000 used).
Trendline DSG auto costs $25,290 ($13,000-21,000 used).
Comfortline DSG auto costs $29,990 ($15,000-23,000 used).
Highline DSG auto costs $33,990 ($20-21,000 used).
This engine comes only in the Highline spec with DSG auto transmission for $36,490 ($20-26,000 used).
This engine comes only in the Highline Sport spec with a DSG auto transmission and tops out the range at $39,990 ($21-29,000 used).
Engine and Transmission
Let’s break down the engine options to make it clear for anyone who isn’t familiar with the intricate code of number and letters.
This engine is a 1.4L, four-cylinder, twin-charged petrol engine and it makes 118 Kw and 240 Nm. It comes in three specifications; the Trendline, the Comfortline and the Highline. The Trendline comes with the option of a 6-speed Manual transmission or the 7-Speed DSG automatic transmission, while the other two come only as auto.
This engine is a 2.0L, four-cylinder, turbo diesel engine and make 103 Kw and 320 Nm. It only comes with a DSG automatic transmission.
155 TSI sport
This engine is a 2.0L, four-cylinder, turbo petrol engine that makes 155 Kw and 280 Nm and also comes only with a 6-speed DSG auto transmission. This is the most powerful engine and also the most expensive option for a Jetta.
Acceleration time is clocked at 8.3 seconds from zero to 100 km.
Other than it’s rather luxurious size (in more detail below), the Jetta is rather basic in its standard inclusions. You’ll have the expected AC, power windows, central locking, cruise control, bluetooth connectivity and 16-inch alloy wheels. The base models is unfortunately lacking reverse cameras and parking sensors and maybe most notably, a touch screen for media. You do have a radio/CD player with an 8-speaker sound system but the multimedia inclusions are definitely dated. The Trendline has a leather-wrapped steering wheel but cloth upholstery.
The Comfortline has quite a few extras including lumbar adjustment in the front seats, attractive woodgrain trim and a chrome grille, 17-inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers, SD card input, a reversing camera and a type pressure sensor.
The Highline has partial leather seats, push-button start, electric and heated sport seats in the front, headlamp washers and fog lights as well as a storage compartment under the front passenger seat. If you want to go all out for the Highline Sport edition then you’ll get 18-inch alloy wheels, Bi-xenon headlights, paddle shifters, a chrome exhaust tip, and LED running lights and tail lights.
One of the defining features of the Jetta is its mutability between the medium and small car categories. Still with a price point in the small-car area, its measurements make it the roomiest of all when it comes to competition. The Jetta has an exceptionally large booth measuring 510L which puts it at least 40 litres larger than its nearest competitor make. It’s measurements are 4 659 mm in length, 1,778 mm in width, and 1,453 mm in height. These generous dimensions are only really rivaled by Volkswagen’s own Skoda Octavia, part of its budget line.
The base-level safety features include anti-lock braking, dual front airbag system as well as head airbags, pre-tensioner front seatbelts, and an engine immobiliser for added security. It earned a 5-star ANCAP rating. Driver’s will also enjoy hill-holder, traction control and electronic stability, as well as Electronic Brake Force distribution.
Warranty, Consumption, Emissions
6.2L/100km very competitive with rivals, but this goes up with the bigger engines.
Emissions are 144g/km which is pretty good.
Warranty is a standard 3-year/100,000 kms with annual or 15,000kms servicing.