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2016 Ford Focus vs. 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Jetta you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Focus, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Jetta. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Focus is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Ford Focus has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Jetta, 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 Jetta.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Ford Focus has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Jetta.

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2016 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $17,225 - $23,225

2017 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,895 - $27,895
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 26 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 36 - 38 33 - 40
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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Invoice*: $16,622 - $22,180 $17,179 - $26,779

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.