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Ford Focus RS
2018 Ford Focus RS
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$41,120
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.0
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Honda Civic Type R
2021 Honda Civic Type R
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$37,895
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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Volkswagen Golf GTI
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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$29,545
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.3
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.2 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
34.5 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
350 hp @ 6000 rpm
306 hp @ 6500 rpm
241 hp
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
295 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
273 lb-ft
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,434 lbs
3,121 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
22 MPG
25 MPG
28 MPG
City
19 MPG
22 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
28 MPG
34 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 Tons/yr
7.1 (Est) Tons/yr
6.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.9 gallons
12.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
264.1 miles
272.8 miles
316.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
361.4 miles
347.2 miles
448.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
172.8 in
179.4 in
168.9 in
Height
58 in
56.5 in
57.7 in
Max Width
71.7 in
73.9 in
70.4 in
Front Width
61.6 in
63 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
60.6 in
62.7 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
104.2 in
106.3 in
103.5 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.9 in
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.3 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
56.9 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.9 in
53.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.4 in
35.9 in
35 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.9 in
37.4 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.6 in
55 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.8 in
48.8 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.8 ft³
25.7 ft³
19.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
46.2 ft³
34.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
39.5 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8"
20" x 8.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8"
20" x 8.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/35YR19
P245/30YR20
P225/40HR18
Rear Tire
P235/35YR19
P245/30YR20
P225/40HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Race Red
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Rallye Red
  • Atlantic Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Reflex Silver Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat
  • Boost Blue Pearl
  • Championship White
  • Sonic Gray Pearl
  • Kings Red Metallic
  • Moonstone Gray
  • Oryx White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black/Red, Suede-Effect Fabric Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Blk/Scalepaper Pld, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
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