2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Ford Focus RS

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Comparison is at the heart of car buying. That’s why we want to do some comparisons for our customers, to make their lives a little easier. We’ve picked two similar vehicles, and we will tell you how they are different. Today we are comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R to the 2018 Ford Focus RS.

Both vehicles have a wide variety of impressive features, such as the quad-tip exhaust system and the 4MOTION ® all-wheel drive system on the Golf R. While both are competitive vehicles, we think one is a clear winner. Keep reading to find out which vehicle wins, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R or the 2018 Ford Focus RS.



2018 Volkswagen Golf R 

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2018 Ford Focus RS

21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway  Fuel Economy  19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway 
$39,785  Starting MSRP  $41,120 
2.0L inline four cylinder turbocharged  Engine Type  2.3L EcoBoost ®  
standard  LED taillights  Not available 

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is available here at Folsom Lake Volkswagen in Folsom, CA

The chart above shows a few of the ways that the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2018 Ford Focus RS differ. They also have similarities, such as that they both are operated with a six-speed manual transmission and both have dual-zone electronic climate control. What they have in common makes them both good cars, but their differences are what set one above the other. So, let’s continue to talk about the differences.

When it comes to interior space the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R has the 2018 Ford Focus RS beat. For passenger volume, the Golf R claims 93.8 cubic feet of space, while the Focus RS claims 90.7 cubic feet. Storage-wise, the maximum cargo volume of the Golf R is a lofty 52.7 cubic feet, and the maximum cargo volume of the Focus RS is only 43.8 cubic feet. That is a lot more stuff that you can take with you!

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R also has a longer warranty than the 2018 Ford Focus RS. The People First Warranty will cover your Golf R for up to six years or 72,000 miles, whichever comes first. The Focus RS’s warranty only makes up to half of that. That comes out to three years or 36,000 miles of coverage for the Focus RS.

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is clearly the superior vehicle in many ways here. If you want to test drive one or purchase one, then we encourage you to visit us here at Folsom Lake Volkswagen in Folsom, CA.