Volkswagen Golf 2009 vs Ford Focus 2008

Volkswagen Golf
2009 - 2012
Ford Focus
2008 - 2011
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol


Power: 210 HP145 HP
Torque: 280 NM185 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.9 seconds9.2 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 65 HP more power than Ford Focus, whereas torque is 95 NM more than Ford Focus. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 2.3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.37.1
Real fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100km8.1 l/100km
The Ford Focus is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 30 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 750 km in combined cycle770 km in combined cycle
940 km on highway1010 km on highway
640 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption


Length: 4.20 m4.34 m
Width: 1.79 m1.84 m
Height: 1.48 m1.50 m
Volkswagen Golf is smaller.
Volkswagen Golf is 14 cm shorter than the Ford Focus, 5 cm narrower, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres396 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1305 litres1247 litres
Volkswagen Golf has 46 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: 11 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 0.4 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`8701`775
Safety: no data

Volkswagen Golf has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Ford Focus has serious deffects in 70 percent more cases than Volkswagen Golf, so Volkswagen Golf quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 42002200
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 6.8/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Ford Focus has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
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