2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus

When shopping for a sedan, customers are generally looking for a car with some key characteristics. Most sedan shoppers, for instance, want a car with good fuel economy, comfort, technology, and an overall great value. When looking at the 2017 Volkswagen vs 2017 Ford Focus comparison, one will quickly notice that the Jetta outperforms the Focus in almost all of those categories.

The only category that favors the Focus is the base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). At the same time, however, the lower price on the Focus makes sense after running through some of the other key differences. In other words, Focus drivers are paying less because they are receiving less. Worse fuel economy, less rear legroom and no roadside assistance make the Focus a step below the Jetta.

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2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus
$17,895 Base MSRP $16,775
28/40 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 25/34 mpg
Available Roadside Assistance N/A
38.1 in. Rear Legroom 33.2 in.

2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus – Main Differences

For a little over $1,000 more than the 2017 Focus, the 2017 Jetta rewards its drivers with significantly better fuel economy. As for the actual numbers, the 2017 Jetta earns three more miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, as well as six more mpg on the highway. It won't take too long for the Jetta driver's savings to surpass that extra $1,000 they spent when choosing the Jetta over the Focus. In fact, the long-term savings could very well add to be much, much more than that base price difference.

As this wasn't already enough motivation, the 2017 VW Jetta also beats the 2017 Ford Focus for several more reasons. Among them is the unavailability of roadside assistance in the Focus. When something goes wrong, it is always better to have that reassurance that someone is available and willing to help, right? Well, sadly, Focus drivers aren't offered this peace of mind. 

In addition, the 2017 Focus also offers significantly less rear legroom than the 2017 Jetta. With a difference of almost five inches, the Jetta allows much more comfort for its taller and long-legged passengers. Between this, the lack of roadside assistance and the significant difference in fuel economy, the 2017 VW Jetta is certainly worth that extra $1,000 over the 2017 Ford Focus.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Front View of White Exterior
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Beige Interior Front Seats
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Steering Wheel Black interior
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Rear View Exterior

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