Compare 2014 Ford Focus Electric vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Ford Focus Electric
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB N/A N/A $27,202 $29,170
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4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
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
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,202
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,170
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 92.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 165.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3102
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Regular Unleaded I-5
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 170 @ 5700
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
Displacement
- 2.5 L/151
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
Battery Range (mi)
76 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
110 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
105 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 30
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 3.87
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Electric Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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