Compare 2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $16,622 $17,225
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,681 $18,515
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 38 $22,180 $23,225
Focus 5-Door HB RS 19 25 $34,285 $35,900
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $18,159 $19,015
Focus 5-Door HB ST 22 31 $23,326 $24,425
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 26 38 $22,657 $23,725
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4-Door Automatic 1.4T S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T S 28 39 $18,029 $18,780
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T S w/Technology 28 39 $18,984 $19,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T SE 28 39 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T SE w/Connectivity 28 39 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL 25 36 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL PZEV 25 36 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 25 36 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium PZEV 25 36 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 36 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE 24 33 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 24 33 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL 24 33 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 24 33 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI S 31 43 N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 31 43 N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SEL Premium 31 43 N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,874 $31,120
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.4T S 28 40 $16,973 $17,680
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.4T S w/Technology 28 40 $17,928 $18,675
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.4T SE 28 40 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 37 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI S 30 44 N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 30 44 N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SEL Premium 30 44 N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,622
$18,029
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,225
$18,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
From efficiency-minded models to the high-performance ST, the 2016 Ford Focus remains one of the best-driving small cars on the market. The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta keeps its excellent handling and high safety ratings, but it's starting to show its age in a a few ways.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 183.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.7
Brakes
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
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 - 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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 3025
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 39
Transmission
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)
3.82 3.23
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 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.50
Trans Order Code
44Z NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.5
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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