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2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
2017 Ford Focus
          The 2017 Ford Focus: inspiring, by design.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Focus has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Features

The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2017 Ford Focus2, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Volkswagen Jettastandard2leather seating-

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2017 Ford Focus3, with 4 more horses in braking power per ton than 2017 Volkswagen Jetta4, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford Focus5, boasting 140 more horses and 23 more horses per ton than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta4.
The 2017 Ford Focus's5 increased torque - 3505 lb.-ft. vs. 2074 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Volkswagen Jetta1553braking power per ton15143505horsepower21041563horsepower per ton13343505torque2074

Safety

If you're driving a 2017 Ford Focus2, 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 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.
According to the NHTSA, the 2017 Ford Focus's6 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta7.8.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Volkswagen Jettaoptional2lane departure warning system-56overall frontal crash rating47

Technical

The 2017 Ford Focus's5 all-wheel drive makes it the clear choice for anyone who loves off-roading, or simply staying on the road in slippery conditions.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Volkswagen Jettahas5all driven wheels-

Usability

Whether you're chauffeuring your kids to ballet, or the Harlem Globetrotters to a game (it could happen), all of your passengers will be more comfortable with the 2017 Ford Focus's6 combined total of 4 inches more head and leg room in the front and rear seats.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Volkswagen Jetta393front head room387393front leg room387386rear head room377386rear leg room377

Pricing

The 2017 Ford Focus6 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 3 years longer than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta7 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
With an MSRP of $1,120 less than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta7, the 2017 Ford Focus6 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to buy tacos, greeting cards, or song downloads. That's a lot of tacos, greeting cards, and music.
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 2017 Ford Focus's6 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 Volkswagen Jetta7.
2017 Ford FocusFoo2017 Volkswagen Jetta56corrosion warranty27$16,7756msrp$17,895756roadside assistance37
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

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8 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings