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2014 Ford Focus vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Ford Focus, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Focus will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Focus is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Focus, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
The Ford Focus has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Focus has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf. The Ford Focus has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Golf, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Focus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.

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2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 26 - 27 --
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $17,824 - $22,441 $17,455 - $26,875

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