Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Compare: 2012 Ford Focus vs 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Add a Car
 

2012 Ford Focus

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

  2012 Ford Focus 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
MSRP
$16,500
$15,515
Invoice $15,635 $14,894
MPG
City/Highway
26/38 23/42
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped. Read Full Review The 2012 VW Jetta delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans; skip the cost-cutter base versions in favor of the TDI or the GLI for a distinctive choice in the compact class. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Awesome poise and handling
  • Good steering feel
  • Firm but supple ride
  • Coolness of MyFord Touch

Dislikes:

  • Seats don't fold neatly
  • Moderate road noise
  • Cluttered audio controls (base layout)

Likes:

  • GLI's turbo thrust, tighter rear suspension
  • Diesel fuel economy bests many hybrids
  • Spacious back seat
  • VW handling still better than (X) handling
  • A huge trunk

Dislikes:

  • Low-key styling in a class of extroverts
  • Base interior's obvious cost-cutting
  • GLI, TDI versions aren't much less expensive than before
  • Navigation system isn't as well-developed
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating:
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating:
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver:
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger:
Overall Side Crash Rating:
Side Barrier Rating:
Side Barrier Rating Driver:
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat:
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat:
Combined Side Rating Front Seat:
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat:
Rollover Rating:
Overall Rating:
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating:
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver:
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger:
Overall Side Crash Rating:
Side Barrier Rating:
Side Barrier Rating Driver:
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat:
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat:
Combined Side Rating Front Seat:
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat:
Rollover Rating:
  Read the full review Read the full review
 

Add a Vehicle to Compare




Change a Vehicle to Compare




More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.