Compare 2012 Volkswagen GLI vs 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Volkswagen GLI
2012 Ford Focus
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
Select style
4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,795
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,745
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 90.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
- TBD - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/45R17H P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
225/45R17H P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3124 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.55 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68-2.92 3.82
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GLI Ford Focus
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.2
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
-

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue