Compare 2013 Volkswagen Golf vs 2013 Ford Focus

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2-Door HB Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
2-Door HB Manual w/Tech Pkg TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,371
$15,269
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,095
$16,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$302 / month
$270 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model. Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.500 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.800 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.200 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.500 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.300 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.700 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.400 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.400 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.300 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.600 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.500 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.300 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.700 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.000 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.200 x 0.500 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.97 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.300 x 1.000 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.700 36
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2968 2907
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.000 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.600 3.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.120 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 44Z
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.030 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.780 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.360 1.45
Summary
Body Style
2 Door HB Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.92
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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