Compare 2018 Ford Focus vs 2019 Subaru WRX vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Ford Focus
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2019 Subaru WRX
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2019 Volkswagen Golf
#7 in Wagons
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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 26 $39,270 $41,120
Focus S Sedan 25 34 $17,323 $17,950
Focus SE Hatch 26 38 $19,615 $20,540
Focus SE Sedan 30 40 $18,378 $19,245
Focus SEL Hatch 24 34 $21,077 $22,070
Focus SEL Sedan 24 34 $20,886 $21,870
Focus ST Hatch 22 30 $24,038 $25,170
Focus Titanium Hatch 24 34 $23,369 $24,470
Focus Titanium Sedan 24 34 $23,178 $24,270
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Limited CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX Limited CVT 18 24 $31,640 $33,695
WRX Limited Manual 21 27 $29,893 $31,795
WRX Manual 21 27 $25,648 $27,195
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $29,518 $31,395
WRX Premium Manual 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
WRX Premium Series.Gray Manual 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
WRX STI Manual 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
WRX STI Series.Gray Manual 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$31,640
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$33,695
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$562 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Focus is irony on wheels: it comes in a dizzying range of models, of which the SEL and ST are our picks. The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI trade eye-catching design for breathtaking performance on a variety of road surfaces. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 18 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 24 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.2 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 93.1 93.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.6 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 180.9 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.1 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 60.2 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.2 - 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
33.2 - 53.7
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 12.4 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.3 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 36 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/40WR18 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/40WR18 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3340 3023
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 268 @ 5600 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 258 @ 2000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
118 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
96 - -
Battery Range (mi)
115 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 3.90 3.87
Trans Type
1 8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.35 4.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.50 - 1.03 5.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 2.97
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 15.9 13.2
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.4 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 140
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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2018 Ford Focus
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