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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $23,793 $24,785
2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $24,850 $25,885
2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,673 $27,785
2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,730 $28,885
4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,370 $25,385
4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,426 $26,485
4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,250 $28,385
4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,306 $29,485
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,843 $30,045
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,899 $31,145
2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,229 $26,280
2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,286 $27,380
2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,109 $29,280
2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,166 $30,380
4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,806 $26,880
4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,862 $27,980
4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,686 $29,880
4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,742 $30,980
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $30,277 $31,540
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $31,334 $32,640
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
5-Door HB Titanium 27 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
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TCC's Bottom Line 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 90.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 33.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5 -
Length, Overall (in) 168 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.6 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 71.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 52.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 22.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 10.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.4
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/40HR18 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/40HR18 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2972 2935
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 480 590
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 4500 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 30 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.24 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 44Z
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 1.03
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf GTI Ford Focus
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 (Est) 6.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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