2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Ford Focus ST

If you're in the market for a new sporty hatchback and are trying to decide between the VW Golf GTI or Ford Focus ST, we're here to help. The truth is, these are both two great hatchbacks you have to choose from. To break down the comparison between the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Ford Focus, we've done some research to help you find out which model is right for you.

There are quite a few key difference between these models, one of which is the standard engine. The Focus ST does offer more horsepower and torque than the GTI's 210 horsepower (220 with Performance Package) and 258 lb-ft of torque, but the 2016 Golf GTI is also lighter in weight. But since drivers will be doing most of their driving in city or highway traffic, and not on the track, the Golf GTI should provide plenty of power while also offering better fuel economy than the Focus ST. Again, it all comes down to the real-world driving experience.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Ford Focus ST
2.0-liter 4-cyl. Engine 2.0-liter 4-cyl.
6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG automatic Transmission 6-speed manual
Up to 25 city/34 hwy MPG Up to 22 city/31 hwy
Up to 52.7 cu. ft. Cargo Volume Up to 43.9 cu. ft.

Comparing the 2016 VW Golf GTI and 2016 Ford Focus ST

So, when it comes to real-world driving, there will be many times when you'll want to utilize the versatility of your hatchback. After all, they aren't just for having fun, and the Golf GTI proves this with an impressive cargo space of 52.7 cu ft. Have fun with your friends whenever you want, or fold down the back seats for all your cargo-hauling needs. Plus you'll have access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity through VW Car-Net App-Connect, a driving mode selector and available DCC Dynamic Chassis Control.

Of course, nothing really beats a test drive. Although we might give VW the edge when comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Ford Focus ST, we encourage you to contact us at Douglas Volkswagen to set up some time behind the wheel and experience this hot hatch for yourself.

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