2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Ford Focus – Staten Island, NY

The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and the 2018 Ford Focus have hit the streets, and they are making a show of it. Which has left drivers wondering which vehicle will be a better fit for them and their lifestyle. Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make the head to head comparison of each vehicle to make sure you’re getting all that you desire out of your next vehicle purchase.


2018 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the availability of the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S model. The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electric e-Golf.

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are part of a package. Plus, the top-spec Golf R features Volkswagen’s reconfigurable Digital Cockpit with a 12.3-inch multi-function display.


2018 Ford Focus

Ford knows that we all drive, but that some just have more fun doing it – those being the ones behind the wheel of the all-new 2018 Ford Focus. Plus with the 2018 Focus there are choices, many choices and choosing the Focus you really want is no easy task. All models are sleek, sporty and designed to attract attention. From the performance-themed Focus ST and race-inspired, limited-edition Focus RS. To the sleek SEL and smart looks of the Focus Electric, making up your mind is going to be tough. And choosing a color from Ford’s extensive palette and wheels to complement your Focus could be even tougher.

As for the 2018 Ford Focus’s performance rating? Well with that you have your choice as well. From high-performance to high-voltage there’s a 2018 Focus to fit any driver. If there’s one word that sums up the Focus driving experience, it would be fun. For starters, you have four powertrains to choose from. For performance enthusiasts, there’s the ST and limited-edition RS engines that deliver unstoppable horsepower and strong Torque Vectoring Control. But there’s another side to Focus. Plug into the zero-CO2 emissions Focus Electric and you’ll never have to fill up your car with gas, since it runs on 100 percent electricity.


Volkswagen Golf

  • Lots of technology
  • Smooth powertrains
  • New model update
  • EPA MPG:
    25 City/33 HWY

Ford Focus

  • The fuel-efficient 1.0-liter turbocharged I-3
  • The quick ST model and high-performance RS model
  • Fun to drive
  • EPA MPG:
    19 City/26 HWY

Island VW of Staten Island, NY is here to help make sure that you make the right decision when it comes to your vehicle. Come test drive the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf and see for yourself why its the right choice, every time.