2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Ford Focus

2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Ford Focus hatchback

Hatchbacks sometimes get a bad rap. That isn't fair. Sure, the extended cargo trunk is a unique look for a compact car, but this also makes it far more practical. Why get a traditional sedan that's just another bland addition to the road? Most drivers would benefit from the stand-out appearance of a hatchback model that also significantly boosts up the cargo capacity of a sedan. That brings us to the matchup today.

Some sedan and compact car models have hatchback variants, such as the Honda Civic and the Toyota Prius. Other car companies create cars that are exclusively hatchbacks. We've got one of each for this competition. It's the tried and tested 2018 Volkswagen Golf compact hatch vs the 2018 Ford Focus hatchback variant of the popular Focus sedan. Which will win out? Take a look below and make your decision.

Find Your Volkswagen Golf Match!

2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback
1.8L inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L inline 4
170 hp / 199 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 160 hp / 146 lb-ft
25 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 24 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG
53 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 43.9 ft3

2018 Volkswagen Golf Oneonta, NY

The 2018 Ford Focus hatchback is a decent vehicle that drivers would be satisfied with, but it pales in comparison to the 2018 Volkswagen Golf. Perhaps the 2018 Focus suffers slightly due to the fact that it's a variant instead its own model like the 2018 VW Golf. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf wins in terms of power, fuel efficiency, and even cargo space! All of these improvements are definitely worth the extra $300 the 2018 VW Golf costs over the starting MSRP of the 2018 Ford Focus hatchback. Furthermore, drivers might be interested in these optional features offered in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf:

  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor
  • Heated Seats
  • Leatherette Upholstery
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ Smartphone Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® Audio and Phone
  • Infotainment System Voice Commands
  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • And More!

You can learn more Volkswagen model information here at VW Oneonta! Contact us by phone or on location. Our sales team will be happy to help with whatever you need! The Volkswagen Oneonta dealership is located in Oneonta, New York within Otego County.


2018 Volkswagen Golf closeup of headlight
2018 Volkswagen Golf interior side shot front seating
2018 Volkswagen Golf side shot parking on country road with trees and fences
2018 Volkswagen Golf seating, transmission, dashboard