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2016 Ford Focus ST vs. 2017 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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Focus ST and the Volkswagen Beetle in the front seats.

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). Whether you pick the Ford Focus ST or the Volkswagen Beetle, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Focus ST does a much better job of transmitting 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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2016 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,425

2017 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $32,550
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City MPG: 22 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 30 29 - 33
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*: $23,326 $19,195 - $31,249

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.