Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Ford Focus

 

So you’ve finally narrowed it down: You know you want a hatchback, but which one is right for you? In this Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. Ford Focus vehicle comparison, our customers from the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach area will learn all about these two models so you can find the perfect car for you.

If you have any questions about this comparison, feel free to contact us at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine.

Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus Interior Design

One look at the standard Top Sports seats, the ambient interior lighting, or the available golf ball shift knob and you know that the Volkswagen Golf GTI is full of character and comfort. Plus, with the standard 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space and the adjustable cargo floor, you’ll have plenty of room for the occasional bulky transport.

The Ford Focus is considerably less accommodating, featuring just 43.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row. That’s considering that you go with the hatchback. Otherwise you’ll be stuck with just 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space in the Ford Focus sedan.

Performance: Volkswagen vs. Ford

The Volkswagen Golf GTI was built for responsive driving. Under the hood is a 210-horsepower turbocharged engine paired with a sport-tuned suspension and available Dynamic Chassis Control. Driving Mode Selection comes standard, providing you with the power to fine-tune engine response and other performance systems for a completely optimized ride experience.

Meanwhile, drivers of the Ford Focus SE or Titanium Hatch will be limited to 160 horsepower from their 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. Torque is also low at 146 lb-ft. On top of that, manual transmissions are standard on every trim level except one, so wanting an automatic Ford Focus could end up costing you.

Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus Technology

Teaming with technology, the Volkswagen Golf GTI allows you to play music, get directions, and stay connected with the outside world via its advanced infotainment system and VW Car-Net App-Connect. Best of all, you’ll be able to control everything form the crisp 6.5-inch color touchscreen mounted on the dash.

The Ford infotainment systems (SYNC or SYNC 3) feature some of the same functionality as most infotainment systems, such as hands-free calling and a variety of audio options. However, the graphics and response of these systems could feel slightly outdated today’s tech-savvy drivers.

Explore the Volkswagen Golf GTI

Now that you’ve read this Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. Ford Focus vehicle comparison, the next step is to explore the Volkswagen Golf GTI for yourself. Residents of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach can schedule a test drive at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. Our knowledgeable sales consultants can help you explore the many different features and options that the Volkswagen Golf GTI has to offer.