Compare 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

2014 Ford Focus
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
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4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $17,275 $17,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity PZEV 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 PZEV 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI PZEV 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid 42 48 $24,538 $25,560
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SE 42 48 $26,539 $27,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL 42 48 $29,035 $30,245
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $30,619 $31,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,737 $24,725
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI Value Edition 30 42 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $25,339 $26,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $26,779 $27,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $15,067 $15,695
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn PZEV 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 PZEV 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav PZEV 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI PZEV 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,219 $16,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity PZEV 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,681 $23,625
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI Value Edition 30 42 $20,443 $21,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,723 $26,795
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof PZEV 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $26,558 $27,665
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $28,287 $29,465
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $29,054 $30,265
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $25,503 $26,565
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,230 $28,365
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,998 $29,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,843
$17,275
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,810
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
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. The 2014 VW Jetta stands out in TDI and GLI trim, and its new four-cylinder erases our bad memories of the old five-cylinder.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2881
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 7.2
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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