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2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Ford Focus

  2013 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto PZEV Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Ford Focus
MSRP
$18,095
$16,200
Invoice $17,371 $15,269
MPG
City/Highway
23/42 23/38
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Premium interior feel
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent electric power steering
  • Strong, economical TDI engine
  • GTI's fuel-efficient performance

Dislikes:

  • A look that might be too familiar
  • Thirsty base engine
  • Tight backseat access (3-doors)
  • Premium pricing

Likes:

  • Excellent handling and steering
  • Composed, refined ride
  • Focus ST is a hoot
  • Extroverted styling
  • MyFord Touch is unrivaled in this class

Dislikes:

  • Instrument panel design robs space
  • Cluttered audio controls (base layout)
  • Moderate road noise
  • Somewhat pricier than other compacts
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