Compare 2015 Volkswagen GTI vs 2014 Ford Focus

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2-Door HB Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $23,793 $24,785
4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,370 $25,385
2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $24,850 $25,885
2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,229 $26,280
4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,426 $26,485
4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,806 $26,880
2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,286 $27,380
2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,673 $27,785
4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,862 $27,980
4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,250 $28,385
2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,730 $28,885
2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,109 $29,280
4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,306 $29,485
4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,686 $29,880
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,843 $30,045
2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,166 $30,380
4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,742 $30,980
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,899 $31,145
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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4-Door Sedan S
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
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,793
$15,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,785
$16,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38
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 Hip Room (in)
- 52.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9
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
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
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P195/65HR15
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
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct 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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.55 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 44Z
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf GTI Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 5.9
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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