2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Ford Focus
2016 Volkswagen Golf 2016 Ford Focus
170 hp, 199 lb.-ft. of torque Standard Engine Specs 160 hp, 146 lb.-ft. of torque
Up to 52.7 cu. ft. Cargo Volume Up to 43.9 cu. ft.
93.5 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 90 cu. ft.
5 Seating Capacity 5

2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Ford Focus

2016 vw golf cargo space with rear seats folded down

Many car shoppers searching for a compact sedan will likely have the VW Golf and Ford Focus near the top of their list. But which vehicle has the edge, and how do you know which model best meets your driving needs. Well, we’re here to help with that by providing you with an easy-to-understand comparison between the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Ford Focus.

Though the Focus is offered in a typical four-door variation, as well as a hatchback, the Golf is offered solely as a hatchback model. This allows the Golf to retain its compact proportions while delivering impressive passenger and cargo volume that surpasses that of the 2016 Ford Focus. As you can see from the chart above, the 2016 Golf has the versatility to optimize for passenger or cargo space, aided by the inclusion of fold-down rear seats.

Superior Power and Space from the 2016 VW Golf in Union County NJ

Of course, you’ll want to have some power under the hood when it comes time to transporting your friends or cargo. That’s why the Golf comes with a turbocharged engine putting you in control of 170 horsepower and 199 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s quite a bit more power than the standard engine on the focus, and though the model does offer more power through its ST or RS Hatch trims, drivers desiring more power from the VW Golf can look into either the Golf GTI or Golf R models for a more powerful driving experience.

Inside the vehicle, the Golf has an upscale feel with many premium-quality features, such as a standard touchscreen infotainment system. This system is new for the model year, and with VW Car-Net App-Connect, offers standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Further available tech includes driver assistance systems like Adaptive Cruise Control, Parking Steering Assistant and more. So, now that you’ve seen the results of a comparison between the 2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Ford Focus, get in touch with us at Douglas Volkswagen to try all of this out for yourself or simply schedule a test drive through our website.

2016 vw golf with multifunction steering wheel control buttons