2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Ford Focus RS

Passenger side exterior view of a blue 2018 VW Golf R on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a white 2018 Ford Focus RS on the right

There is just something that draws us to the raw power and versatility of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2018 Ford Focus RS. These two hatchback vehicles provide plenty of horsepower and torque under the hood for an unmatched driving performance but they also provide the interior cargo and passenger flexibility that only a hatchback can deliver. These two similar vehicles can be difficult to decide between and that is why we have broken down the key differences between them for you right here below.



20108 Volkswagen Golf R

Versus

2018 Ford Focus RS

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.3L EcoBoost® Inline 4-Cylinder
292 HP/ 280 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 350 HP/ 350 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
21 MPG City/ 29 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 19 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY

Compare the 2018 VW Golf R & the 2018 Ford Focus RS

Neither the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R nor the 2018 Ford Focus RS offer an engine upgrade from their standard engines but both do come equipped with standard All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Both the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2018 Ford Focus RS also get equipped with rack and pinion power steering as well as four-wheel power-assisted brakes for ultimate control over their powerful engines. You can also find standard Electronic Stability and Traction Control on the Golf R and Focus RS but the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R adds a Performance Monitor along with Driving Mode Selection for added confidence when driving over rough roadways or uncertain terrain.

The interior of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R and 2018 Ford Focus RS have seating for five people but the 2018 Golf R provides passengers with more overall passenger volume and rear seat headroom and legroom than the 2018 Focus RS does. Other awesome standard interior features of both the 2018 Golf R and 2018 Focus RS include an 8” Color Touchscreen Display, a Premium Stereo, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, and Heated Front Seats. The 2018 VW Golf R adds Adaptive Cruise Control, a Self-Dimming Rearview Mirror, a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning, features that the 2018 Ford Focus RS does not offer. With more interior space and better standard interior equipment the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is doing donuts around the 2018 Ford Focus RS. Take the 2018 VW Golf R for a test drive at Ray Brandt Volkswagen today.