Compare 2018 Ford Focus vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Ford Focus
2019 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 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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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $17,995 $18,745
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/SULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/ULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition DSG 25 32 $26,683 $27,795
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition Manual 25 32 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $28,795 $29,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 32 $28,028 $29,195
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,723 $26,795
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 32 $24,955 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,810
$22,316
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$23,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.8
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 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 185.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
33.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.5
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 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 2970
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 147 @ 5000
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 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 - City (MPG)
- 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 3.23
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
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 Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.2
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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