Compare 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit vs 2008 Ford Focus

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
2008 Ford Focus
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2-Door HB Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 22 29 $14,799 $15,600
2-Door HB Manual S 22 29 $14,799 $15,600
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 21 29 $15,872 $16,675
2-Door HB Automatic S 21 29 $15,872 $16,675
4-Door HB Manual PZEV S 22 29 $17,045 $17,575
4-Door HB Manual S 22 29 $17,045 $17,575
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 21 29 $18,118 $18,650
4-Door HB Automatic S 21 29 $18,118 $18,650
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,799
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,600
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volkswagen is a satisfying, high-quality compact that will suit many drivers as is. Those who need more zoot can step up to the GTI or R32. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 93.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 102.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x 0.98 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.23 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2975 2588
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 140 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ - TBD - 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Rabbit Ford Focus
Body Style
2 Door HB 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut

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