2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2018 Ford Focus
The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a popular pick among Dulles area commuters and families, yet each year it faces stiff competition from the likes of the 2018 Ford Focus. While both of these vehicles put up respectable numbers and have each garnered plenty of solid reviews, the VW Jetta is superior to the Ford Focus in terms of:
- Fuel economy
- Passenger space
- Cargo space
Use this comparison guide to decide which one is better suited for your needs, and then come check out the Jetta at Lindsay Volkswagen in Sterling, VA.
If you want to save more money on gas, Volkswagen has you covered with the fuel-sipping VW Jetta:
- 2017 VW Jetta – The standard engine on the VW Jetta is a turbocharged 1.4L inline-four that is able to get up an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city when paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, an available turbocharged 1.8L inline-four gets up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg and 25 mpg city, and a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four gets 33 mpg highway and 24 mpg city, according to the EPA.
- 2018 Ford Focus – The Ford Focus’s base 2.0L four-cylinder engine tops out at only an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway and 23 mpg city. The most fuel-efficient engine is an under-powered 1.0L three-cylinder engine that’s still unable to surpass the Jetta’s 40 mpg highway. The Focus’s other two available engines get substantially lower mpg ratings.
Interior and Trunk Proportions
While both of these vehicles are midsize sedans that can seat five passengers, the Jetta gives you a lot more room to work with inside:
- 2017 VW Jetta – The 2017 Jetta features a total interior volume of 109.8 cubic feet and a spacious trunk that can fit 15.7 cubic feet worth of luggage or groceries.
- 2018 Ford Focus – The Focus’s interior feels considerably more cramped at just 103.2 cubic feet, and the trunk, with its 13.2 cubic feet of space, cannot hold nearly the same amount of personal effects.
Get Your Hands on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Sterling, VA!
Alexandria area drivers will find the new Volkswagen Jetta for sale, alongside a number of like-new CPO Jettas, here at Lindsay Volkswagen, your Alexandria area VW dealer at 22455 Lindsay Cars Court in Sterling, VA. We have plenty of financing options available, so get in touch with us today at (844) 230-4217 to schedule a test drive of the 2017 VW Jetta!