Compare 2006 Ford Focus vs 2006 Volkswagen New GTI

2006 Ford Focus
2006 Volkswagen New GTI
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3-Door Coupe ZX3 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 S 26 34 $12,710 $13,450
4-Door dn ZX4 S S 26 34 $12,986 $13,750
5-Door HB ZX5 S 26 34 $13,630 $14,450
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SE 26 34 $13,725 $14,715
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SE 26 34 $13,998 $15,015
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SES 26 34 $14,417 $15,475
5-Door HB ZX5 SE 26 34 $14,641 $15,720
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SES 26 34 $14,690 $15,775
5-Door HB ZX5 SES 26 34 $15,337 $16,485
4-Door Wagon ZXW SE 26 34 $15,564 $16,735
4-Door Sedan ZX4 ST 22 31 $15,841 $17,040
4-Door Wagon ZXW SES 26 34 $16,256 $17,495
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2-Door HB 2.0T Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 2.0T Manual 23 32 $20,240 $21,990
2-Door HB 2.0T DSG 25 31 $21,313 $23,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,710
$20,240
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,450
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$224 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 94.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
49.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
168.5 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.01
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 225/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 225/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2621 3308
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Turbocharged FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.11
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.09
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.47
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Volkswagen New GTI
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Mcpherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Control Blade Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent

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