2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus

It’s hard to beat the value that compact cars like the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Ford Focus offer. Both of these cars come in at affordable prices, have excellent fuel efficiency, and can be packed with features that benefit both driver and passengers. Take a look below at the rest of our 2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus comparison to learn more.

If high MPG numbers are your goal, then you can’t go wrong with the 2017 VW Jetta or 2017 Ford Focus. The Focus comes standard with a 2.0L I-4 engine that is good for up to 34 MPG on the highway. The 2017 Jetta, however, clearly bests the Focus here with its 28 City/40 Highway MPG rating with a 1.4L turbocharged I-4 engine under its hood.

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2017 VW Jetta differences between the 2017 vw jetta and 2017 ford focus 2017 Ford Focus
$17,895 MSRP $16,775
94 cu.ft. Passenger Room 91 cu.ft.
28 City/40 Highway MPG 25 City/34 Highway
Available Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto Available

Differences between the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Ford Focus

The 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Ford Focus both offer a range of trims to pick from, though things are kept a bit more simple on the VW end. The Jetta S is the base trim with compelling features like LED daytime running lights, a color touchscreen in the front, and a rearview camera system. The Jetta SE is a good choice for when you want extra premium features added, like CarPlay compatibility. The SEL trim combines sportiness and luxury, and the Jetta GLI is for those looking for extra performance.

In terms of features, it’s hard to beat what the 2017 VW Jetta all offers. The Fender premium audio system puts out 400 watts of power for crystal-clear music, and it pairs nicely with the smartphone pairing or SiriusXM radio options in the Jetta. Of course, the suite of advanced safety features -- such as adaptive cruise control or rear traffic alert -- also make driving the Jetta even better.

Interested in seeing if the 2017 VW Jetta is the right car for you? Why don’t you come by Spitzer VW to see how the 2017 Jetta handles?!

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