2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is one of many compact sedans currently on the market. It is also one of the more impressive compact sedans on the market. The 2017 Jetta has plenty of standard features that will help make your life easier. While there is a standard 5-inch touch-screen, you can upgrade that to a 6.3-inch system that allows for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This integration allows you to use a system that mimics your smartphone display in the car. There are other technology features that can help keep you safe, like the standard rear-view camera and emergency notifications if you should get in an accident.

The great features on the 2017 VW Jetta do not mean that it is the only compact vehicle you should look at. It is important to compare vehicles when you're car shopping to make sure you're getting the vehicle that best fits your needs. Comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2017 Ford Focus will help you figure out what you need from your vehicle. For instance, the 2017 Ford Focus also has a standard infotainment system, but unlike the touch-screen in the Jetta, the 2017 Focus has a 4.2-inch display screen. Knowing the all of the aspects of the two vehicles can help you make an informed choice.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta
2017 Ford Focus
94 cubic feet
Passenger Volume
91 cubic feet
41.2/38.1 inches
Front/Rear Legroom
41.9/33.3 inches
1.4L 4-cylinder (150 hp)
Standard Engine 
2.0L 4-cylinder (159 hp)
33 mpg
Combined Fuel Economy
28 mpg

2017 Volkswagen Jetta advantages

When most people think of a compact car they think of a tiny vehicle with a cramped interior. What they might not think of is the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. The VW Jetta is anything but cramped, with a passenger volume of 94 cubic feet, and 38.1 inches of rear legroom. In the Ford Focus, there is less space, with a 91 cubic feet passenger volume. The Focus slightly edges out the 2017 Jetta with front legroom, providing 41.9 inches, 0.7 inches more than the Volkswagen Jetta, which has 41.2 inches of front legroom. The 2017 VW Jetta also has impressive cargo volume for a compact vehicle, coming in with 15.7 cubic feet maximum cargo volume.

For a small vehicle, the 2017 VW Jetta is plenty powerful with a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 150 horsepower. The 2017 Ford Focus also has a powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and provides more horsepower than the 2017 Jetta. However, with that power comes decreased fuel economy. The Ford Focus provides only 28 combined miles per gallon, while the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta offers 33 mpg combined. If you're planning on driving mostly on the highway, you would still be better off with the Volkswagen, as it is rated for 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city, where the Ford Focus has a 34 mpg highway and 25 mpg city rating.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta Profile
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Infotainment screen
2017 Volkswagen Jetta interior
2017 Volkswagen Jetta front grille

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