Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Outrageous Green Metallic Clearcoat
VS
Pure White

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$17,950
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.71 / 5
72 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I
1.4L TSI I

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.2 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.2 cu. ft.
15.7 cu. ft.

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
178.5 in.
183.4 in.

Width

Width
71.8 in.
70 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2935 - 2959 .lbs
2930 - 3009 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
146 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 36 mpg
14 - 39 mpg

City

City
25 - 26 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 38 mpg
38 - 40 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Jetta

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
90.7 ft³.
94.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2935 - 2959 lbs.
2930 - 3009 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 - 31 mpg.
32 - 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 - 26 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 - 38 mpg.
38 - 40 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
992
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
1.4 L/85

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
44W - 44Z
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
5 - 6
5 - 6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 - 4.18
3.78 - 4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 - 2.32
2.12 - 2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 - 1.45
1.27 - 1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 - 1.03
0.87 - 1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80
0.63 - 0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.35 - 3.42
3.19 - 3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 - 3.85
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590
540

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 - 6.3
5.4 - 5.5

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 5.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 5.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36 ft.
36.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
9 in.
10 in.

Drum - Rear

Drum - Rear
Yes
Not Available

Rear Drum Diam x Width

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9 in.
Not Available

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.4 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.6 in.
55.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.9 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.2 in.
38.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.7 in.
53.6 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
52.7 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
178.5 in.
183.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.8 in.
70 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.7 in.
57.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.2 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in.
60.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³.
15.7 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Focus
Jetta

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
1.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4