Volkswagen Golf 2008 vs Ford Focus 2008

Volkswagen Golf
2008 - 2012
Ford Focus
2008 - 2011
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 110 HP136 HP
Torque: 250 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11 seconds9.3 seconds
Ford Focus is a more dynamic driving.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 26 HP less power than Ford Focus, whereas torque is 70 NM less than Ford Focus. Due to the lower power, Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 1.7 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.95.5
Real fuel consumption: 5.3 l/100km6.4 l/100km
The Volkswagen Golf is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 0.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus, which means that by driving the Volkswagen Golf over 15,000 km in a year you can save 90 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 1.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres53 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1120 km in combined cycle960 km in combined cycle
1370 km on highway1170 km on highway
1030 km with real consumption820 km with real consumption
Volkswagen Golf gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


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
no data1247 litres
Ford Focus has more luggage space.
Volkswagen Golf has 46 litres less trunk space than the Ford Focus.
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`875
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 (€): 46002800
Rating in user reviews: 8.7/10 6.8/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Ford Focus has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
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