Sometimes you want two different kinds of vehicles but can only afford one. Imagine if there was some kind of hybrid between a sporty vehicle with extraordinary performance and a more practical hatchback with extra space. Sound crazy? It’s actually out there! Volkswagen has a popular model that will give you both of these. Curious to learn more? See how it compares here in this 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback matchup.
As you might imagine, a vehicle combining the best of both worlds can get pretty pricey. If you’re worried about the cost, though, the 2018 Golf GTI will be the way to go. It costs a few thousand dollars less than the Focus hatchback and also gets better fuel efficiency, saving you even more money in the long run. Take a look at some more comparisons in the table below!
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE
2018 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
|25 city/33 hwy mpg||Fuel Efficiency||22 city/30 hwy mpg|
|Standard||Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers||Not Available|
|53.7 cubic ft||Max Cargo Volume||44.8 cubic ft|
Bridging the gap between performance and utility, the Golf GTI is a perfect match for someone who wants more power than the traditional hatchback allows. Though it may have an unassuming look to it, don’t be fooled. Under the hood of the tame exterior sits a standard turbocharged 2.0L TSI® engine, capable of grinding out 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while still staying conservative with 25 city/33 hwy mpg. An autobahn-tuned sport suspension and progressive power steering with variable assistance provide exceptional control and handling on the tightest turns.
Utility comes standard as well thanks to a spacious 53.7 cubic ft of cargo space. Think about it: we all like a sporty vehicle with adrenaline-inducing capabilities, but what happens when you need some extra space in the back? Most sports cars don’t have much space at all. The Golf GTI is different. With the convenience of a hatchback and the luxury of multiple seating configurations, you can choose between extra seats for passengers or open space for luggage when it comes time for your weekend getaways.
Interested in learning more about the 2018 Golf GTI? Find out more here at Hall Volkswagen in Brookfield! We have models to choose from on our lot, allowing you to pick your favorite and be on your way in a shorter time than you might have thought. Come check us out!