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2012 Volkswagen Golf

2012 Ford Focus

  2012 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Ford Focus
Invoice $17,275 $15,635
23/42 26/38
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Bottom Line The 2012 Volkswagen Golf feels like a premium vehicle, and it's priced like one too, especially its fuel-efficient TDI edition. Read Full Review 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
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  • Premium feel
  • Well-damped ride
  • Quick electric power steering
  • DSG, TDI are a winning combination
  • Great visibility


  • Frumpy looks
  • Mediocre gas mileage on base Golfs
  • Less room than expected in three-doors
  • Premium pricing


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


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