Compare 2013 Ford Focus vs 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
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4-Door Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav PZEV 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav PZEV 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,819 $26,895
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,547 $28,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,315 $29,495
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,763 $25,795
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,491 $27,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,259 $28,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,269
$15,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,200
$16,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like. The Jetta draws drivers looking for a taut driving feel and delivers superior interior space; we'd pass on the low-cost base models, and aim for the standout TDI and GLI editions.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x - TBD - 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.40
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2907 2881
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.92 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.7
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
Rollover Rating

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