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Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,575

Volkswagen Golf / GTI R   
Difference: $2,205

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,105

Volkswagen Golf / GTI R   
Difference: $1,911

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Model Year20172017
ModelFocusGolf / GTI
TrimRSR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $36,120 $35,655
Base Invoice $34,495 $34,229
RS2 2,785  
6-speed automated manual   1,100
RS2 2,646  
6-speed automated manual   1,056
Options (change) 2,785 1,100
Options (change) 2,646 1,056
Destination 875 820
Total Price $39,780 $37,575
Total Invoice $38,016 $36,105

The configured Ford Focus 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 345hp 2.3L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Focus RS trim is $36,120. The features would cost an additional $2,785. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,780.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $35,655. The features would cost an additional $1,100. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $37,575.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Focus trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Focus 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 345hp 2.3L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch has a turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Focus RS trim is $34,495. The features would cost an additional $2,646. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,016.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R trim is $34,229. The features would cost an additional $1,056. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $36,105.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Focus trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI R appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / GTI R
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,940
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,617
Model Year20172017
ModelFocusGolf / GTI
TrimRSR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine345hp I4292hp I4
TransmissionM6S6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/25 MPG23/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)355, 10?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/35-19225/40-18
Total Price$39,780$37,575
Adjustments for Features0-735
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,780$36,840
Total Invoice$38,016$36,105
Adjustments for Features0-706
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$38,016$35,399

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Features Comparison: Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelFocusGolf / GTI
TrimRSR
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
6-speed automated manual $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Drift mode$0 
Safety key$5 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
Navigation system$600 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents $100
SD Card slot $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Voice control for audio system $25
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice control for nav and audio$100 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0 
Larger rear spoiler$200 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Rear spoiler $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror $150
Boost gauge$75 
Cornering lights$75 
Fog lights$125 
Headlight washers $50
Interior ambient lighting $150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150 
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Powertrain 
Active rear differential$500 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
No-lift shift$50 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $50
Metal pedals$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Total Value of Features$4,930$5,665
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$735
Value of Feature Adjustments0-706

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Focus vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelFocusGolf / GTI
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase104.3 in103.8 in
Length171.6 in167.5 in
Width71.8 in70.8 in
Height57.7 in57.2 in
Curb Weight3,525 lb.3,340 lb.
Fuel Capacity12.4 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.3 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.6 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.9 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.9 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.7 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room52.7 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom33.2 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
23.8 ft322.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
44.8 ft352.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Focus RS

RS2
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces450Yes
Heated mirrors25Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces0No
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Navigation system600No
Voice control for nav and audio75No
Traffic + travel information25No
Total Requested102556%
Total Not Requested80044%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / GTI R

6-speed automated manual
FeatureValueRequested?
6-speed automated manual0Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Launch control100Yes
Total Requested10050%
Total Not Requested10050%

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