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2014 Ford Focus ST vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen GTI than the Ford Focus ST, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Focus ST will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI.

Convenience
The Volkswagen GTI requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Focus ST, making it more convenient to drive.

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 GTI. 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 GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Focus ST is a little wider than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 ST, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen GTI.

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

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

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

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

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

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2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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City MPG: 23 25
Highway MPG: 32 --
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*: $22,486 $23,419 - $28,411

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