Volkswagen Golf 2003 vs Ford Focus 2004

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Volkswagen Golf
2003 - 2006
Ford Focus
2004 - 2008
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volkswagen Golf is available with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive, while Ford Focus can be equipped only with front wheel drive.
Engines: 1.4 - 3.21.4 - 2.5


Power: 75 - 250 HP80 - 225 HP
Torque: 126 - 350 NM124 - 320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.2 - 16.7 seconds6.8 - 14.1 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.0 - 10.74.7 - 9.3
Volkswagen Golf petrol engines consumes on average 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than Ford Focus. On average, Volkswagen Golf equipped with diesel engines consume 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus.
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Length: 4.21 m4.34 m
Width: 1.76 m1.84 m
Height: 1.48 m1.45 m
Volkswagen Golf is smaller, but slightly higher.
Volkswagen Golf is 14 cm shorter than the Ford Focus, 8 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres385 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1305 litres1247 litres
Volkswagen Golf has 35 litres less trunk space than the Ford Focus. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf (by 58 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.5 metres more than that of the Ford Focus, which means Volkswagen Golf can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`861~ 1`775

Average price (€): 20001400
Rating in user reviews: 8.2/10 7.8/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • fewer faults
Ford Focus has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
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