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2018 Ford Focus RS
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$41,120
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.0
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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
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$40,395
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
350 hp @ 6000 rpm
288 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8"
19" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P235/35YR19
P235/35YR19
Rear Tire
P235/35YR19
P235/35YR19

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
22 MPG
24 MPG
City
19 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.9 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
264.1 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
361.4 miles
420.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
172.8 in
168.4 in
Height
58 in
56.5 in
Max Width
71.7 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.6 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
60.6 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
104.2 in
103.5 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
4.8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.9 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.4 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.9 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.6 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.8 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,434 lbs
3,300 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.8 ft³
22.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
52.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Race Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Titan Black, Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles