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2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Ford Focus

  2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2014 Ford Focus
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Invoice $19,195 $15,843
23/42 23/37
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Bottom Line The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price. Read Full Review Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox. Read Full Review
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  • Good ride, super handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Sturdy, fuel-efficient TDI diesel
  • Good gas mileage from GTI hot hatch
  • Responsive electric power steering


  • Styling hardly changes
  • Slow, thirsty base engine
  • Minimal back-seat space
  • High price for the segment


  • Precise steering, deft handling
  • Composed, refined ride
  • Focus ST is a hoot
  • Extroverted styling
  • MyFord Touch is a standout in this class


  • Space-robbing dash design
  • Cluttered base audio controls
  • Pricer than other compacts
  • Road noise
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