2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus

Sometimes the cheapest option isn't always the most affordable. When looking at the 2017 Volkswagen vs 2017 Ford Focus comparison, many people will begin by looking at the base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When they do, they will see that the 2017 Focus is over $1,000 cheaper than the Jetta. That said, that's really the only category that the Ford Focus wins in this comparison.

Over $1,000 more expensive than the Ford Focus, the 2017 VW Jetta is actually the much better value of the two. Just for starters, the Jetta earns far better fuel economy as estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Earning three more miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and six more mpg on the highway, the 2017 Jetta leaves the 2017 Focus biting its dust wherever they go.

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2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus
$17,895 Base MSRP $16,775
28/40 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 25/34 mpg
Available Roadside Assistance N/A
38.1 in. Rear Legroom 33.2 in.

2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Ford Focus – Main Differences

The superior fuel economy of the 2017 VW Jetta will convert to big savings compared to 2017 Ford Focus drivers. In fact, the long-term savings could very well add to be much, much more than that $1,000 difference in base prices. While this may already be enough motivation to choose the Jetta over the Focus, there are even more reasons why the 2017 Jetta beats the 2017 Focus.

As many shoppers already know, roadside assistance is a very handy service created specifically to help customers in need. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta offers available roadside assistance while the 2017 Ford Focus does not. Additionally, the 2017 Jetta also offers significantly more legroom for taller and long-legged passengers – with a total difference of nearly 5 inches.

Between the lack of roadside assistance, the lack of comfort and space for rear passengers and the significant difference in fuel economy, the 2017 VW Jetta is certainly worth the extra $1,000 over the 2017 Ford Focus.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Front View of White Exterior
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Beige Interior Front Seats
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Steering Wheel Black interior
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Rear View Exterior

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