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
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.600 54.700
Second Head Room (in)
37.900 38.500
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.500 60.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.400
Length, Overall (in)
172.900 165.400
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.500 15.000
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 14.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.700 35.700
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2968
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 10.000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ - TBD - 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
NA 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ - TBD - 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Electric Gas I5
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 33
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
110 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
105 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 23
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 26
Battery Range (mi)
76 -
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Electric Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.004 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 7.0
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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