Compare 2013 Ford Focus Electric vs 2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Ford Focus Electric
2013 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB N/A N/A $36,554 $39,200
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2-Door HB Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
2-Door HB Manual w/Tech Pkg TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,554
$17,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,200
$18,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.700 52.800
Front Leg Room (in)
43.700 41.200
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.700 93
Front Hip Room (in)
53.900 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.200 35.500
Front Head Room (in)
38.300 39.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.600 54.700
Second Head Room (in)
37.900 38.500
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.200 58.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.600 59.600
Wheelbase (in)
104.300 101.500
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.800 70.300
Track Width, Front (in)
60.500 60.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.400
Length, Overall (in)
172.900 165.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.500 15.000
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD - 10.200 x 0.500
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x - TBD - 11.300 x 1.000
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 14.500
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.700 35.700
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2968
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 10.000
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ - TBD - 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Gas I5
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ - TBD - 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
NA 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 23
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 26
Battery Range (mi)
76 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 33
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
110 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
105 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.600
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.120
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.650
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.780
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.360
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Electric Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door HB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.630 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.004 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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