2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Ford first introduced the Focus back in the 2000 model year to rave customer reviews. It stood out from the very beginning as a small compact car that could compete against the long-running models that dominated the segment for years. Since its introduction, Ford has continued to be innovative and progressive with the Focus, and its popularity has never stopped growing as a result. The new 2017 Ford Focus was recently released with some exciting new upgrades and changes, and we’ve got it right here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, Georgia.

The compact car class is arguably the most competitive segment in the automotive industry today. As a result, there are a huge number of models that compete against each other each year. One of the models that competes against the Focus every year is the Volkswagen Jetta. So we decided to pit the 2017 Ford Focus and the 2017 VW Jetta against each other in a head-to-head comparison to see which model is right for you.

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2017 Ford Focus VS 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
160 HP Horsepower 150 HP
36 MPG Highway Gas Mileage 40 MPG
5 Passenger Capacity 5
41.9 cu. ft. Front Legroom 41.2 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2017 Ford Focus

As you can see in the table above, there were some pretty clear ways the 2017 Ford Focus is superior to the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. Not shown in the table is the 2017 Fusion’s comprehensive suite of standard and available safety and technology features. Some of the safety and technology features on the new Focus include a standard rear view camera, Intelligent Access, push-button start, SYNC 3, a smart charging USB hub, Ford MyKey, Active Park Assist, EcoBoost engines, a lane keeping system and much more. On the other hand, the safety and technology features on the Jetta don’t even come close to comparing to what is available in the 2017 Focus.

Another way that the new 2017 Ford Focus is superior to the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is with its overall performance. The Focus is able to pump out an outstanding 160 horsepower, while the new Jetta is only able to provide 150 horsepower.

If you’d like to know more about the 2017 Ford Focus, please feel free to get in touch with our helpful Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.

2017 Ford Focus front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Focus front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Focus Hatchback side exterior
2017 Ford Focus front side exterior

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