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) 1416 / 31221445 / 3186
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 173 / 171194 / 191
Average price €39,000€36,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
0 - 40 kph 1.9 s1.9 s
0 - 50 kph 2.6 s2.4 s
0 - 80 kph 4.4 s4.2 s
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s5.7 s
0 - 120 kph 8.0 s8.1 s
0 - 130 kph 9.0 s8.7 s
0 - 140 kph 10.4 s10.5 s
0 - 150 kph 12.2 s11.4 s
0 - 160 kph 13.5 s12.6 s
0 - 180 kph 17.4 s15.6 s
0 - 200 kph 21.8 s20.2 s
1000 m 25.7 s25.8 s @ 211.0 kph
Est. 0 - 60 mph 5.8 s5.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.1 s @ 85.1 mph10.1 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 14.1 s14.1 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) 5.2 s4.2 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.3 s5.3 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.5 s6.7 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 11.2 s9.3 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 14.3 s11.7 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 18.1 s14.9 s
80 - 120 kph 3.6 s3.5 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)58 m (191 ft)
190 kph - 0 123 m (404 ft)126 m (413 ft)
200 kph - 0 132 m (433 ft)133 m (437 ft)

General performance

Category VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 22.2 s @ 1939 ft21.2 s @ 1818 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.51 g (5 m/s²)0.50 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 69.6 kph (43.2 mph)70.7 kph (43.9 mph)
Fuel economy 6.3 l/100 km (37 mpg US / 45 UK)7.0 l/100 km (34 mpg US / 40 UK)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTIFord Focus ST
Track Performance 291300
Straight line speed 38794226
Total 41704526

Verdict

Focus ST is the fastest by a small margin.

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Javeon hills  1m 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  3w ago

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