2017 VW Golf GTI vs 2017 Ford Focus ST

Have you ever wanted a car that was efficient and reliable enough to be used as a practical, daily driver, but one that was also fun to drive and came with some thrills? Hot hatches like the 2017 Volkswagen GTI and 2017 Ford Focus ST are just what you need! Not sure which would be right for you? Take a quick look through our 2017 VW Golf GTI vs 2017 Ford Focus ST comparison page!

The 2017 VW Golf GTI and 2017 Ford Focus ST are two hot hatches that come in around the same price and have similar performance numbers. The two only have about a $200 difference when it comes to their MSRPs and each comes with an impressive 2.0L I-4 engine. While both heavily focus on performance, the Golf GTI offers an advantage when it comes to fuel economy with its 34 highway MPG rating compared to the Focus ST at 30 MPG.

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2017 VW Golf GTI differences between the 2017 vw golf gti and 2017 ford focus st 2017 Ford Focus ST
$24,995 MSRP $24,775
2.0L I-4 Engine 2.0L I-4
24 City/34 Highway MPG 22 City/30 Highway
Fender Premium Audio Sony

Differences between the 2017 VW Golf GTI and 2017 Ford Focus ST

With both the Golf GTI and Focus ST being geared toward performance enthusiasts, it is only natural that the two of them each come with a manual transmission. When it comes to raw power, the Focus ST has a small advantage with its 252 hp compared to the standard 210 hp in the Golf GTI -- which is upgraded to 220 hp on higher trims. Still, you can’t discount the advantages that the available sport suspension, turbocharged engine, dynamic chassis control, and performance monitors give the Golf GTI.

The Ford Focus ST and VW Golf GTI both come with interiors that differentiate themselves from the regular models out there. The Focus ST can be equipped with available Recaro sports seats, but the Golf GTI comes standard with a set of Clark Plaid seats that delivery top notch comfort and style. The interior of the Golf GTI can also be adorned with an available Fender premium audio sound system, which pairs exceptionally well with the joy of driving it.

Ready to give the 2017 VW Golf GTI a closer look? If you’re in the area, you should stop by Spitzer VW to see what the Golf GTI can really do!

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