2018 Volkswagen Golf InventoryVolkswagen and Ford are very different brands, but they've both produced excellent cars over the years. In this Volkswagen Golf vs. Ford Focus comparison, we want to give shoppers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island a peek at two of their popular compact cars.

Once you've read up on their specs and features, you'll have a better idea which suits your needs best. If you have any questions, then reach out to us at Hilton Head Volkswagen for answers!

VW Golf vs Ford Focus: Engine Specifications

2018 Volkswagen Golf Engine SpecsThe VW Golf and Ford Focus are both efficient cars, with an EPA-estimated 25 city and 34 highway MPG standard in each.1 With figures like that, your next cross-country road trip will have you stopping far less often for fuel.

The Ford Focus runs on a 4-cylinder engine that puts out 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, but the 4-cylinder powering the VW Golf is turbocharged for more pep, as well as 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for daily driver that can get you around town, the Ford Focus should be sufficient, but you'll see even stronger acceleration from the Golf's powerhouse.

Interior Measurements

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus both come in hatchback configurations, so you can expect plenty of cargo volume beneath that hatch lid. Each car offers roughly 23 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats-perfect for storing everything from luggage to beach gear.

Fold the rear seats, and you'll have about 44 cubic feet available in the Focus. Under the same scenario in the VW Golf, you'll have more than 53 cubic feet to use-a major advantage over the Ford car.

While the front seats of both cars are spacious, you'll find the Volkswagen Golf backseat much roomier than that of the Focus. With just 33.2 inches of legroom, the Focus' backseat will be a tight fit for most adults. If you want room to stretch your legs, the VW Golf has 35.6 inches of rear legroom waiting for you.

Top-Tier Technology

2018 Volkswagen Golf Technology FeaturesThese days, it's crucial to stay connected during your drive. The VW Golf and Ford Focus can help you do it, with standard features like Bluetooth® wireless, for hands-free calling and audio streaming. You'll also have USB connectivity, so you can charge your phone on the go.

The Volkswagen Golf also offers standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can use some of your favorite apps, such as Apple Music or Google Maps, from the touchscreen display on the center console. You can find these features in the Focus, too, but they're not standard: You'll need to consider higher trim levels.

Volkswagen Golf vs Ford Focus: Which Will You Choose?

We want to do everything in our power to help drivers near Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island choose the best small car for their needs. Now that you've explored the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, we hope you have a clearer understanding which vehicle that is.

While both cars have their strong points, many shoppers find themselves drawn to the more athletic base engine, standard technology, and roomy cabin of the VW Golf. If you count yourself in that category, set up a test drive at Hilton Head Volkswagen and see what this hatchback can do!


1 25 city/34 highway mpg (2018 Golf 1.8L, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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