2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Ford Focus

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Ford Focus

Competition among compact sedans is as fierce or more than ever before. The new VW Jetta, available at Archer Volkswagen is a prime example at what can be found at the top of the class. Comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Ford Focus shows that paying attention to what people want can overcome just about any challenge put forth by a rival model. From the outset, the 2017 Jetta distinguishes itself from the competing Focus by offering more passenger space as well as cargo space. In fact, the 15.5 cubic-feet of trunk space is two cubic-feet better than what the Focus can offer in its sedan version.

The widest gap shown between the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Ford Focus comes with that amount of technology offered by each compact sedan. Many, if not most, of the newest Volkswagen models in the Archer lineup feature smartphone integration for applications from today's top device makers. Apple iPhone and Android users will be able to pair their phones to the MIBII infotainment system and use the touchscreen to become the primary control of the phones' apps. This will keep people from running afoul of local driving-while-texting laws. The 2017 Focus has some basic connectivity features like Bluetooth streaming capability, but nothing like what is offered by Volkswagen.

2017 VW Jetta 2017 Ford Focus
Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-cyl. Engine 2.0-liter, Four-Cylinder
Five-speed manual Transmission Six-speed automatic
28/38 Fuel-Economy 27/39
Yes Smartphone Integration No

Performance of the 2017 Jetta

Looking at the base versions of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Ford Focus, there is a small power advantage in favor of the Focus. This is attributed to the larger four-cylinder engine available with the Ford compact sedan while the new Jetta offers a smaller turbocharged, 1.4-liter four-cylinder option. However, this distinction proves to be without a difference because both vehicles offer about the exact same Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores. This advantage is completely erased by the available engine upgrades with the 2017 Jetta. The top-of-the-line Jetta GLI makes 210 horsepower. 

Classic lines grace 2017 VW Jetta vs. 2017 Focus
2017 VW Jetta offers better tech than 2017 Ford Focus

Each engine for 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is eager to run vs. 2017 Focus
Apple and Android apps work with 2017 VW Jetta infotainment

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