2016 Ford Focus vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf TSI

Comparing the 2016 Ford Focus vs the 2016 Volkswagen Golf

Bradley and Peotone drivers know that finding a compact car that can handle the Midwest roads is a great investment. However, finding one that fits your needs means comparing the best contenders. Most drivers will start comparing the 2016 Ford Focus vs the 2016 Volkswagen Golf. Each one is considered a great vehicle in their class, but the Ford Focus actually ends up being the winner. When you compare features like exterior design, power, safety, and price, then you'll see how this new model outshines the competition. Take a look below to compare the vehicles, and then head to Terry's Ford in Peotone to get one for yourself today.

Exterior Design

When you're driving on the Bradley and Peotone roads, you can count on the Ford Focus to turn heads everywhere you turn. The flared fenders are enough to grab anyone's attention right away and helps the vehicle stand out from others. Plus, the hood offers louvers that give it some dimension, while the matte black diffuser framing on the twin exhaust pipes shout that this vehicle is a dominating force. The best is that you'll find all this on the base model, so you don't need to spend a fortune in order to get an attractive vehicle.

If you are interested in something without so much flair, then the VW Golf is the better choice for you. This vehicle is still somewhat attractive, but it doesn't even come close to the fluidity and attractiveness offered by the Ford. Basically, when you compare the two, you'll barely even notice the Golf.


Knowing that you can seamlessly handle the roads is important when comparing two vehicles. If you want the best of power and performance, then you'll be choosing the Focus. The Ford comes standard with a 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 315 hp for a truly impressive and exhilarating driving experience. In addition, this new model comes with a Rear Drive Unit, which sends the torque to the rear axle for better handling.

The VW Golf isn't this exciting in terms of power. Instead, this vehicle comes standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that only offers 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Although this would be impressive for many subcompact cars, it simply doesn't measure up to what the Ford has to offer.


Your budget is something to consider when choosing a new car, so it's always a great idea to choose the car that gives you more for your money. The Ford Focus is actually cheaper than the Golf, with a starting MSRP on the S Sedan of only $17,225. When you compare this to the starting MSRP of $20,675 on the Golf TSI two-door, you'll know that you're making the right choice. Plus, the Focus also offers more standard features, so you're getting a better vehicle with more amenities while saving money.


Both the Ford and VW models deliver impressive safety features, such as airbags, a sturdy frame, and amenities like lane keeping system and a park assist feature. However, while they may offer the same type of safety features, it doesn't mean that they are the same in terms of safe driving. The Ford Focus actually outshines the VW Golf. This new model earned five stars from the NHTSA in the front driver crash test and overall frontal crash system. This is better than the Golf, which only earned four stars in these same categories. In addition, the Ford also comes standard with rear locking doors for child protection and automatic headlights for the best possible visibility when you need it. So if you want to choose the vehicle that will give you peace of mind, be sure to put the Ford on the top of your list.

Choose the Focus at Terry's Ford

Bradley and Peotone drivers know they can trust Terry's Ford to deliver an impressive vehicle at a great price. Now that you know the 2016 Ford Focus is a better choice than the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, you'll know you need to head to Terry's Ford today to see our inventory and make one of these vehicles yours. After all, this vehicle dominates in terms of safety, power, and exterior style, so you want to get one soon. Come to our dealership at 363 N Harlem Avenue in Peotone. You can also contact us online or call us at 888.832.3250 to schedule a test drive or simply learn more about how this vehicle is better than the competition.