Ford Focus ST vs VW Golf GTI

Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk VIII)
Picture of Ford Focus ST (Mk IV)
Category VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
Engine layout 2.0 l R42.3 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 245 / 242280 / 276
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 370 / 273420 / 310
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1429 / 31501455 / 3208
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 172 / 169192 / 190
Average price €41,000€37,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
0 - 40 kph 1.9 s1.9 s
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s2.4 s
0 - 60 kph 3.0 s3.0 s
0 - 80 kph 4.2 s4.2 s
0 - 100 kph 5.7 s5.7 s
0 - 110 kph 7.0 s6.8 s
0 - 120 kph 7.5 s7.7 s
0 - 130 kph 9.0 s8.7 s
0 - 140 kph 9.9 s9.8 s
0 - 150 kph 11.7 s11.4 s
0 - 160 kph 12.6 s12.6 s
0 - 180 kph 16.5 s15.6 s
0 - 200 kph 21.5 s20.2 s
1000 m 25.2 s @ 210.2 kph25.7 s @ 204.9 kph
Est. 1/8 mile 10.1 s @ 85.1 mph10.1 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 13.6 s @ 105.0 mph14.1 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
60 - 100 kph (4) 4.7 s4.0 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 6.1 s5.4 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 5.0 s4.2 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.1 s5.3 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.5 s6.7 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 10.9 s9.3 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 14.3 s11.7 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 18.1 s14.9 s
60 - 100 kph 2.8 s2.9 s
70 - 90 kph 3.0 s2.6 s
70 - 100 kph 3.9 s3.5 s
70 - 120 kph 5.9 s5.4 s
70 - 130 kph 7.1 s6.5 s
70 - 140 kph 8.5 s7.8 s
80 - 120 kph 3.5 s3.3 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.4 s4.2 s
100 - 200 kph 15.5 s16.9 s

Braking distance

Speed VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
50 kph - 0 8 m (26 ft)9 m (30 ft)
100 kph - 0 31 m (102 ft)32 m (105 ft)
130 kph - 0 58 m (189 ft)57 m (186 ft)
190 kph - 0 123 m (404 ft)120 m (394 ft)
200 kph - 0 132 m (433 ft)133 m (437 ft)

General performance

Category VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
Top speed 253 kph (157 mph)252 kph (157 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 22.0 s @ 1903 ft21.7 s @ 1870 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.50 g (5 m/s²)0.51 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 69.6 kph (43.2 mph)70.7 kph (43.9 mph)
Fuel economy 5.1 l/100 km (46 mpg US / 55 UK)6.0 l/100 km (39 mpg US / 47 UK)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
Track Performance 664700
Straight line speed 46955083
Total 53605783

Verdict

Focus ST is the fastest by a small margin.

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Javeon hills  2y ago

Wow, the new focus ST is impressive, so shocked it can beat the GTI, cant wait for Focus RS vs golf R

 

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benedekpuskas  2y ago

Ford won't make an RS version, unfortunately :(