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2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta
AwardsFord has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Focus has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.
EfficiencyIf you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 2 between the 2018 Ford Focus2 and the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta3 in the city. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas.4
2018 Ford FocusFoo2018 Volkswagen Jetta302EPA ESTIMATED CITY MPG283
FeaturesIs it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2018 Ford Focus5, the answer is yes. On the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2018 Ford Focus6, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta.
2018 Ford FocusFoo2018 Volkswagen Jettastandard5HID HEADLIGHTS-standard6LEATHER SEATING-
PerformanceStopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2018 Ford Focus7, with 26 more horses in braking power per ton than 2018 Volkswagen Jetta8, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Focus7, boasting 140 more horses and 73 more horses per ton than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta8.
The 2018 Ford Focus's7 increased torque - 3507 lb.-ft. vs. 2078 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford FocusFoo2018 Volkswagen Jetta1747BRAKING POWER PER TON14883507HORSEPOWER
21082047HORSEPOWER PER TON13183507TORQUE2078
SafetyIf you're driving a 2018 Ford Focus6, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2018 Volkswagen Jetta, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
According to the NHTSA, the 2018 Ford Focus's9 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta3.10
2018 Ford FocusFoo2018 Volkswagen Jettaoptional6LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM-59OVERALL FRONTAL CRASH RATING43
TechnicalThe 2018 Ford Focus's7 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2018 Ford FocusFoo2018 Volkswagen Jettahas7ALL DRIVEN WHEELS-
UsabilityTired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2018 Ford Focus11 offers 2 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta3, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta3, the 2018 Ford Focus9 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2018 Ford FocusFoo2018 Volkswagen Jetta3911FRONT HEAD ROOM3833911FRONT LEG ROOM383389REAR HEAD ROOM373389REAR LEG ROOM373
PricingThe 2018 Ford Focus9 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 3 years longer than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta3 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
With an MSRP of $785 less than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta3, the 2018 Ford Focus9 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the 2018 Ford Focus's gas tank a dozen times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks.12
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2018 Ford Focus's9 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2018 Volkswagen Jetta3.
2018 Ford FocusFoo2018 Volkswagen Jetta59CORROSION WARRANTY23$17,8609MSRP$18,645359ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE33
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
2 - 2018 Ford Focus SE Sedan
3 - 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T S Manual
4 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm).
5 - 2018 Ford Focus Electric Hatch
6 - 2018 Ford Focus Titanium Sedan
7 - 2018 Ford Focus RS Hatch
8 - 2018 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI DSG
9 - 2018 Ford Focus S Sedan
10 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.
11 - 2018 Ford Focus ST Hatch
12 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.