The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs the 2017 Ford Focus ST

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

When it comes to hatchbacks, it seems that the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Ford Focus seem to be very close competitors. Both vehicles appear very well in the market, and seem to please drivers and fans of both models. Find out which one is a better investment, and how they compare when they go head-to-head.

Engine Specs

The Focus has a lot to offer when it comes to its powertrain. It gives out 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The GTI gives out 210 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This may seem great for the Focus, but there are other things to consider when you look at these numbers. When you upgrade to the S trim of the GTI you get a 10 horsepower boost, which compare a little better. You also receive a larger vented disc brake along with VAQ front limited-slip differential. This makes the performance of the GTI something to bargain with.

What the Focus Doesn’t Offer

The Focus may seem like the better choice after these numbers, but when it comes to practical features it seems that the GTI has more to offer to the driver. The GTI moves at a faster pace getting it up to speed quicker. It also offers more for the base trim. The GTI is clearly the better option if you want to get more out of your money. Invest in the Golf GTI for this year.

Test-Drive the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Today!

Come out to Gorman McCracken Volkswagen today to test-drive the 2017 Volkswagen GTI. Discover what makes it such a great option. Also, stop by for any vehicle needs or concerns you may have. Our professionals have what it takes to get your vehicle back on the road in great condition.