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2012 Volkswagen GTI

2012 Ford Focus

  2011 Volkswagen GTI 2012 Ford Focus
Invoice $23,035 $15,635
21/33 26/38
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Bottom Line It isn't the fastest or flashiest sporty hatchback around, but the 2012 Volkswagen GTI may well be the most balanced, carrying forward its legacy into the 21st century. 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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  • Balanced handling
  • DSG gearbox
  • Quality interior
  • Good gas mileage


  • Somewhat plain exterior styling
  • Not as powerful as some of the competition
  • Can grow pricey with options


  • 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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