Compare 2006 Ford Focus vs 2006 Volkswagen Golf

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3-Door Coupe ZX3 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 S 26 34 $12,710 $13,450
4-Door dn ZX4 S S 26 34 $12,986 $13,750
5-Door HB ZX5 S 26 34 $13,630 $14,450
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SE 26 34 $13,725 $14,715
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SE 26 34 $13,998 $15,015
3-Door Coupe ZX3 SES 26 34 $14,417 $15,475
5-Door HB ZX5 SE 26 34 $14,641 $15,720
4-Door Sedan ZX4 SES 26 34 $14,690 $15,775
5-Door HB ZX5 SES 26 34 $15,337 $16,485
4-Door Wagon ZXW SE 26 34 $15,564 $16,735
4-Door Sedan ZX4 ST 22 31 $15,841 $17,040
4-Door Wagon ZXW SES 26 34 $16,256 $17,495
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4-Door HB GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,710
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,450
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$224 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
49.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 88
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
168.5 164.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2621 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.12
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.24
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)
3.42 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Control Blade Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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