2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Ford Focus

Trying to decide between the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Ford Focus is like trying to decide between chocolate and sugar, one is decadently delicious while the other is sweetly satisfying. They both offer an athletic and sporty exterior appeal with chiseled body lines that contrast their smooth body panels. Under the hood, you will find efficient and powerful drivetrains for an exciting and economical driving performance. Either of these two similar vehicles can satisfy your need for a new sedan, but one can not only meet your needs but exceed your expectations. Find out all the key difference and similarities between the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Ford Focus right here to help you decide with of these vehicles is best for you.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Ford Focus

1.4L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L I-4
150 HP/ 184 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 160 HP/ 146 LB-FT
5-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 5-Speed Manual
28 MPG City/ 40 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 25 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim Level with Standard Equipment.

What are the Differences & Similarities Between the 2018 Jetta and the 2018 Focus?

The chart above depicts the standard drivetrain specs for the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Ford Focus, as you can see the 2018 Jetta provides substantially more torque and EPA estimated fuel economy than the Focus does. Both the 2018 Jetta and the 2018 Focus do provide upgrades to their standard drivetrains, the 2018 VW Jetta can be equipped with a 1.8L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder and the 2018 Ford Focus makes available a 2.0L Ti-VCT I-5 engine. The VW Jetta’s 1.8L Turbo engine cranks out 170 horsepower and averages a combined 28 MPG, while the 2018 Focus’ 2.0L I-5 engine only produces 160 horsepower but still averages 28 combined MPG.

The cabins of both the 2018 VW Jetta and the 2018 Ford Focus have spacious seating for five people, but the 2018 VW Jetta provides 94 cubic feet of passenger volume while the 2018 Focus only has 90 cubic feet. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta also features a standard 5” Color Touchscreen Display while the 2018 Focus’ touchscreen is only 4.2”. With a more powerful and efficient drivetrain and better interior space and standard equipment, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is the easy choice over the 2018 Ford Focus. You can experience everything that the 2018 VW Jetta has to offer when you take it for a test drive today at EVS Volkswagen in Menomonee Falls, WI.