2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Ford Focus ST

Today's car shoppers can drive away with an outstanding vehicle at a reasonable price if they're willing to do their homework. Models like the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI or the 2016 Ford Focus ST combine utility with performance to deliver options with verve and personality. We compare two of the leading hot hatchbacks in our specs comparison.

First on deck is the 2016 Ford Focus ST, which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The hatchback Focus RT comes in one trim and offers packages to customize options. Standard features include a four-door bodystyle and a six-speed manual transmission. Unlike the Golf GTI, there is no option to equip an automatic transmission. The ST's drivetrain will get you from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and delivers 25 mpg in combined driving.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs 2016 Ford Focus ST
2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder Engine 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder
5.9 seconds 0-60 mph 6.4 seconds
28 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 25 mpg
52.7 cu. ft. Maximum Cargo Capacity 44.8 cu. ft.

Standard 2016 Ford Focus ST features include: 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, performance-oriented brakes, an electronic limited-slip differential, LED daytime running lights, foglights, a sport body kit, keyless entry, push-button ignition, A/C, sport front seats, a leather steering wheel, cruise control, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch center display, voice controls, six speakers, a CD player and a USB port.

Under the 2016 VW Golf GTI's hood, you'll find a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An optional Performance package increases power output to 220 hp. There are three GTI trim levels: S, SE and Autobahn. While all-season tires are standard, summer performance tires can be added at no cost. The base GTI S has a two-door body design and features standard 18-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights, heated side mirrors, cruise control, A/C, a cooled glovebox, heated front seats, a leather steering wheel, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone and audio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera, HD radio, satellite radio, eight speakers, a USB port, an auxiliary audio input and a CD player. Drivers can choose between a standard manual or available automatic transmission.

If you want more features, more speed and more room for cargo in your new hot hatch, there's really only one choice: the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Contact J. Bertolet VW today to schedule a test drive and apply for financing online now.

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