The 2017 Volkswagen GTI and the 2018 Ford Focus ST are both performance-oriented hatchbacks, but a close comparison reveals the Volkswagen model offers more overall appeal:
Faster 0-60 mph speeds
Advanced transmission options
Superior fuel efficiency
Extensive standard features
Learn exactly what makes the GTI so compelling before touring the inventory available at Reeves VW in Tampa.
When you want to let loose on the roads of Clearwater, you will prefer to be driving the Volkswagen hatchback:
The GTI shoots from 0-60 mph in only 6.1 seconds. It comes standard with a manual transmission but a six-speed dual-clutch automatic is also available to perfectly match performance with your personal style.
The Focus GT did the 0-60 mph sprint in 6.4 seconds and is only available with a manual transmission.
The 2017 GTI is appealing as both a racer and a daily driver thanks to the impressive fuel-efficiency ratings:
Drivers can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway in the Golf.
The Focus is not rated higher than 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
The standard GTI is loaded with important and exciting features that improve every minute you spend in the vehicle:
A rear spoiler offers a sporty look, LED foglights ensure excellent visibility, and a cooled glovebox keeps drinks and snacks chilled. Plaid cloth upholstery gives the cabin a singular look, and the leather-wrapped steering makes it feel upscale as well. Standard tech features include a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an 8-speaker stereo with HD and satellite radio.
The Focus does not come standard with a spoiler, does not have any type of foglights, and incorporates standard glovebox, steering wheel, and upholstery designs. The display screen measures only 4.2-inches and does not integrate with apps, and the six-speaker stereo offers no extra audio options.
Rule the Roads in the 2017 Volkswagen GTI
If you love what the GTI has to offer, learn a little more about what sets it apart from the standard Golf and what makes the entire Golf lineup so special. Reeves VW near Brandon is your source for every version, and it’s easy for all drivers to get approved for financing. Visit us to take advantage of all that our dealership has to offer, and contact us with questions.