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Volkswagen Golf R Curb Weight. Select the year

Reduced car weight and especially its amount is one of the aspects that is often mentioned in the vehicle's reviews when a new generation of Volkswagen Golf R hits the market. Automotive experts have long admitted the constant attempts to decrease the average curb weight of the car simply by using lightweight materials. This is no wonder because lighter cars drive faster, become more fuel efficient, have better acceleration times and potentially can boost the sales.

On the other hand, automakers have to stick to certain car weight limits that meet the requirements of the corresponding class. It is important here not to confuse the terms of curb weight of Golf R and its gross weight. Curb weight measures the weight of the car with all of the standard equipment and amenities while passengers, cargo or any other separately loaded items are not taken into consideration.

Golf R Curb vs Gross weight

How much does a Volkswagen Golf R weigh?

Curb weight is the overall mass of the "empty" vehicle with standard equipment excluding the weight of passengers and cargo.

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is the consolidated weight of the vehicle itself and all the passengers sitting inside and cargo items in total.

Photo 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
2019 Volkswagen Golf R weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight Payload Capacity
[43231] 2.0T w/DCC & Navigation 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback 3300 lbs. 4365 lbs. 959 lbs.

Competitors' weight

Volkswagen Golf R models weight across years

Photo 2018 Volkswagen Golf R
2018 Volkswagen Golf R weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2.0T w/DCC & Navigation 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf R models weight across years

Photo 2017 Volkswagen Golf R
2017 Volkswagen Golf R weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
Photo 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Volkswagen Golf R weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
4-Door 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MOTION Hatchback 3305 lbs. (1499 kg) 4343 lbs. (1969 kg)

Volkswagen Golf R models weight across years

Photo 2015 Volkswagen Golf R
2015 Volkswagen Golf R weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
4-Door 4dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback 3340 lbs. (1514 kg) 4387 lbs. (1989 kg)

Volkswagen Golf R models weight across years

Photo 2013 Volkswagen Golf R
2013 Volkswagen Golf R weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2-Door 2dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback 3325 lbs. (1508 kg) 4542 lbs. (2060 kg)
4-Door 4dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback 3325 lbs. (1508 kg) 4542 lbs. (2060 kg)
Photo 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
2012 Volkswagen Golf R weight by trims Curb weight Gross weight
2-Door 2dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback 3325 lbs. (1508 kg)
4-Door 4dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback 3325 lbs. (1508 kg)


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