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. The Ford Focus will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.
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.
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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Focus is clearly a better financial choice over 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 and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.
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.
The Ford Focus has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Ford Focus has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta.
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.
The Ford Focus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta.
Compare the 2014 Ford Focus and the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.
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MSRP*: $16,810 - $23,565
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 5.63%||--|
|City MPG:||26 - 27||23 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||36 - 37||33 - 42|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$15,843 - $21,975||$15,067 - $28,584|
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