2016 Volkswagen Golf vs 2016 Ford Focus Hatch

Are you in the market for a new compact vehicle but aren't sure which one is right for you? Maybe you want a car that is good on gas and loaded with features? What about one that is customizable? Or perhaps you just need something that can fit into a small parking space. No matter your reason, there is a car that can tick off everything on your list, and that car is a hatchback.

When practicality is the name of the game, nothing compares to the hatchback, however comparing hatchbacks can seem like a daunting task as there are so many outstanding models to choose from. To make it easier, we have compared the 2016 Volkswagen Golf against the 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback to see which one comes out on top in terms of specs, style, and reliability.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf 4-Door vs 2016 Ford Focus Hatch
$20,175 MSRP (USD) $19,015
25 City / 37 Highway Fuel Economy 26 City / 36 Highway
Yes SiriusXM Radio No
Volkswagen Car-Net Infotainment SYNC Technology

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Take a look at these two hatchbacks and you'll find that under the hood they are different, yet offer similar features. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf 4-Door has a 1.8L Turbo l4 TSI that produces 170 horsepower with premium fuel. Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode, which basically allows you to choose limited gears like you would in a manual. The 2016 Ford Focus Hatch has a 2.0L Ti-VCT l-4 Engine and your choice of a 5-speed or 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, which mimics the Tiptronic and Sport mode of the Golf and allows the driver to feel like they are driving a manual. Both vehicles get similar gas mileage, but if you are looking for a daily commuter, the Golf does a little better on the highway.

Where the 2016 Volkswagen Golf really shines is in the technological department. Unfortunately for the Focus, it has been said that SYNC technology is unintuitive and difficult to use with other devices. On the other hand, Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect is easy to use and connects right to your phone to showcase your apps, messaging, and navigation on a display in your dash. Volkswagen Car-Net is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, so using your smartphone in your car has never been easier due to the many options Volkswagen provides.

If you would like to see the 2016 Volkswagen Golf 4-Door for yourself, please visit us at Mike Maroone VW in Colorado Springs and set up a test drive!

2016 Volkswagen Golf Car-Net
2016 Volkswagen Golf Bumper View
2016 Volkswagen Golf Wheel
2016 Volkswagen Golf Side View

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