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2014 Ford Focus ST vs. 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Focus ST than the Volkswagen Beetle. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Focus ST may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Focus ST, 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 ST will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Beetle. 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 ST and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Focus ST is about the same width as the Volkswagen Beetle. When looking at overall length, the Ford Focus ST takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Focus ST transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Ford Focus ST has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus ST has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Beetle. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Ford Focus ST offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Focus ST will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

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2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115

2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $20,195 - $25,195
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City MPG: 23 23 - 31
Highway MPG: 32 31 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
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*: $22,486 $19,387 - $24,187

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