2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2017 Ford Focus ST

What's the difference between hatchbacks and sedans? Basically, hatchbacks are an improvement over sedans. Hatchbacks are built to be more practical, stylish, and appealing. Compared to sedans, hatchbacks models have more cargo space, a very distinctive, athletic design, and can convert between a family vehicle and a travelling car. But which hatchback is the one for you? We've brought two of the best hatchbacks out there to your attention: the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2017 Ford Focus ST.

Like any vehicle type, there are plenty of hatchbacks in the market. It's always important to learn the specifics of models to see what they offer and if a vehicle appeals to you. We've taken the first steps for you and found some of the most valuable qualities and features sought after for any car. Let's take a look and see how the two compare:

View Our Inventory


2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2017 Ford Focus ST
24 City / 33 Highway
Fuel Economy  22 City / 30 Highway
14.5 gal.
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.4 gal.
$19,995
MSRP $24,775
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission 6-Speed Manual

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Orwigsburg PA

The Beetle and the Focus ST are both impressive vehicles. Both would make an excellent vehicle for any consumer, but, of course, you still want the best. Looking at the vehicle specifications, it's hard not to see that the Volkswagen Beetle has the edge in the majority of categories. The Focus ST has one more seat available if you squeeze together in the backseat, and slightly more horsepower, but the Beetle takes the lead in all other sections and has an abundance of safety, entertainment, and performance features to boot. Available features include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Tiptronic and Sport Modes
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • VW Car-Net App-Connect
  • Bi-Xenon LED Headlights
  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • And more!

The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle takes the brand's classic design and upgrades it with an array of modern and appealing features. It's a wonderful piece of work that stands out among the crowd. The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is currently available for purchase at J. Bertolet Volkswagen and all other associated Volkswagen dealers. If you're interested, stop in for a test drive to see if the Beetle is a good fit for you!

2017 Volkswagen Beetle interior
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Seating
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Exterior
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Steering