Compare 2012 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2012 Ford Focus Electric

2012 Volkswagen Golf R
2012 Ford Focus Electric
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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 19 27 $32,631 $33,990
4-Door HB 19 27 $33,207 $34,590
2-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,071 $35,490
4-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,647 $36,090
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB N/A N/A $36,127 $39,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,631
$36,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,990
$39,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is fun to drive, matches the Nissan Leaf for range and efficiency, and looks just like a "regular" car, which may appeal to some buyers. It's available only in very limited markets, however, and its $40,000 price will likely turn off some potential customers.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
27 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
51.2 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 90.7
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 172.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 71.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.0 44.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.8 14.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.2 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
12.2 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
225/40R18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
225/40R18 P225/50R17
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)
3325 3640
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2400 - 5200 181 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
2.0L/121 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
256 @ 6000 143 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Electric
Fuel System
Direct Injection NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 105
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 99
Battery Range (mi)
- - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 110
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 NA
Trans Order Code
NA 44H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24/3.27 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf R Ford Focus Electric
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 1.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - NA

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