2017 VW Jetta vs. 2017 Ford Focus

The automotive market is filled with options, but one of the most popular segments is definitely the sedan. Prospective car buyers entering the market for a new sedan may have a hard time determining exactly which model is best for them. That’s why our team here at South Bay Volkswagen is working to provide drivers with the information they need to make a choice.

This time around we’re focusing on the classic 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. We’re going to compare it to the popular 2017 Ford Focus to give drivers a better idea of how these two compare. Let’s dive in for details.

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2017 VW Jetta 1.4T S 2017 Ford Focus S
150-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 Engine 159-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
Available Heated Front Seats Not available
38.1 inches Rear Legroom 33.2 inches
28 city/40 hwy MPG 26 city/38 hwy

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As we can see from the chart above, the Jetta and the Focus are equipped with similar sized engines. While the Focus is slightly more powerful, the Jetta makes up for it with a more efficient fuel economy. It’s important to note that both vehicles are being compared at their base models, so there are additional models available with more features and capabilities.

With that in mind, both the 2017 VW Jetta and the 2017 Ford Focus share a lot of the same standard features. Both are set with a CD player and MP3 capabilities, speed-sensitive volume control, cargo tie downs, daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitor system and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Drivers will notice that rear seat passengers have much more room to stretch out in the Jetta. Overall, the Jetta offers more space for both cargo and passengers.

The Jetta comes out on top with standard cruise control and illuminated entry as well as an available cargo net and a programmable garage door opener, which are not available on the Focus. Those interested in learning more about the Jetta are welcome to contact us with questions. Drivers can schedule a test drive online to get behind the wheel of this affordable compact sedan.

2017 VW Jetta wheels
2017 VW Jetta steering wheel
2017 VW Jetta seating
2017 VW Jetta rear view

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