Compare 2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Ford Focus
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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Electric Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus Electric Hatch N/A N/A $27,810 $29,120
Focus RS Hatch 19 25 $34,495 $36,120
Focus S Sedan 25 34 $16,188 $16,775
Focus SE Hatch 26 38 $18,876 $19,765
Focus SE Sedan 30 40 $17,357 $18,175
Focus SEL Hatch 26 36 $20,700 $21,675
Focus SEL Sedan 26 36 $20,222 $21,175
Focus ST Hatch 22 30 $23,660 $24,775
Focus Titanium Hatch 26 36 $22,992 $24,075
Focus Titanium Sedan 26 36 $22,514 $23,575
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,179 $17,895
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 35 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta 1.8T SEL Premium Automatic 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta 1.8T Sport Automatic 25 35 $21,288 $22,175
Jetta GLI Automatic 24 33 $27,835 $28,995
Jetta GLI Manual 23 33 $26,779 $27,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$18,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Focus has great road manners and scorching high-performance editions, but it's compromised by a small back seat. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a decent compact car—one in a crowded field, without a "killer app."
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 183.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3025
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 1.4 L/85
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 -
Battery Range (mi)
100 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Volkswagen Jetta
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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