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Compare 2015 Ford Focus vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Ford Focus
2015 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,183 $17,170
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,215 $18,460
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $21,607 $23,170
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,960
Focus 5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,726 $24,370
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,073 $23,670
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2-Door HB Automatic TSI S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $19,579 $20,395
Golf 2-Door HB Manual Launch Edition 25 37 $17,455 $17,995
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TSI S 25 37 $18,523 $19,295
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $20,155 $20,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI S w/Sunroof 25 36 $21,499 $22,395
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SE 25 36 $23,899 $24,895
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic TSI SEL 25 36 $26,299 $27,395
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI S 31 43 $22,507 $23,445
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SE 31 43 $25,915 $26,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI SEL 31 43 $28,315 $29,495
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI S 30 45 $21,451 $22,345
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SE 30 45 $24,859 $25,895
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI SEL 30 45 $27,259 $28,395
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TSI S w/Sunroof 25 37 $20,443 $21,295
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $24,850 $25,885
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,286 $27,380
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,730 $28,885
Golf GTI 2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,166 $30,380
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $23,793 $24,785
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,229 $26,280
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,673 $27,785
Golf GTI 2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,109 $29,280
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,899 $31,145
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $31,334 $32,640
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,426 $26,485
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,862 $27,980
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,306 $29,485
Golf GTI 4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,742 $30,980
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,843 $30,045
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $30,277 $31,540
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,370 $25,385
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,806 $26,880
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,250 $28,385
Golf GTI 4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,686 $29,880
Golf R 4-Door HB 23 30 $35,131 $36,595
Golf R 4-Door HB w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $37,527 $39,090
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI S 25 35 $21,595 $22,495
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SE 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Automatic TSI SEL 25 35 $28,171 $29,345
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI S 31 42 $24,667 $25,695
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SE 31 42 $27,931 $29,095
Golf SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI SEL 31 42 $30,187 $31,445
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI S 31 43 $23,611 $24,595
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SE 31 43 $26,875 $27,995
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI SEL 31 43 $29,131 $30,345
Golf SportWagen 4-Door Manual TSI S 25 36 $20,539 $21,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,183
$19,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,170
$20,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$340 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Ford Focus lineup gets a clean new look for 2015, as well as a high-mileage three-cylinder engine option and revamped cabin comforts. From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, it remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI trade flashy looks for great interior and cargo space, especially in the SportWagen model—but they don't give up anything for driving fun.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 22.8
Brakes
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 2961
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.50
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.0 (Est)
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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