2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Ford Focus ST

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Ford Focus ST

We previously compared the 2018 Volkswagen Golf compact hatch against that of the 2018 Ford Focus compact sedan. We feel this was a great comparison research page and urge you to check it out. We mention it because, today, this comparison page works as an evolution of that comparison, moving up to the next level of both models. Therefore, we come to the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the 2018 Ford Focus ST!

Whereas the 2018 Golf and the 2018 Focus are standard, affordable compacts, the 2018 Golf GTI and the 2018 Focus ST offer a sportier ride. Although they don't reach the powerful heights of the 2018 Golf R and the 2018 Focus RS respectively, both the 2018 Golf GTI and the 2018 Focus ST act a middle-of-the-road compromise. Between the previously mentioned baseline and the performance-based variation models, the Golf GTI and Focus ST achieve a balance in terms of power, features, and price.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI


2018 Ford Focus ST 

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Inline 4
13.2 gal. Fuel Tank Capacity 12.4 gal.
28 MPG Combined Fuel Economy
25 MPG
$26,415 Starting MSRP

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Oneonta, NY

Sure, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI has a slightly higher starting MSRP, but we think its advantages certainly warrant that expense. The 2018 VW Golf GTI has a bigger fuel tank and a much higher combined fuel economy, meaning its driving range is far superior to that of the 2018 Focus ST. In addition to these prominent specs, the features available with the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI sporty hatchback include:

  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Sport Suspension
  • Rearview Camera System
  • VW Car-Net® Guide & Inform
  • 8" Glass Touchscreen Display with Navigation XDS+®
  • Cross Differential System
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • GTI Performance Brakes
  • Progressive Power Steering with Variable Assistance
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • And more!

Have we piqued your interest in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI? If so, please feel free to contact us here at the VW Oneonta dealership. We can answer any further questions you might have and even schedule you for a test drive with the 2018 VW Golf GTI! Located in Oneonta, New York within Otsego County, our team here at VW Oneonta are happy to assist with your VW needs!