2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Ford Focus RS

2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2018 Ford Focus RS

There are 6 Volkswagen Golf models. The most expensive of these, more so than the tech-centered e-Golf EV, is that of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. However, that money puts on an impressive display. The Golf R sticks to the general Golf build but is packed with power, tech, and performance features that elevate it into a powerhouse while maintaining the practicality that the VW Golf provides.

Seeing as we've already covered the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R on its own, it's now time to compare. How does Volkswagen's performance hatchback stand up to some healthy competition? For that feat, we've selected Ford's own performance compact, the RS variation of the well-known Focus. Therefore, it's the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R vs the 2018 Ford Focus RS!

2018 Volkswagen Golf R


2018 Ford Focus RS

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.3L Inline 4
14.5 gal. Fuel Tank Capacity 13.4 gal.
29 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 22 MPG
$39,785 Starting MSRP $41,120

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Philadelphia, PA

If you look purely at power, the 2018 Ford Focus RS is victorious. However, it makes many sacrifices for this extra power. The 2018 Ford Focus RS has a much lower fuel economy, with a driving range made even worse with a smaller fuel tank. Add on to this the fact that the 2018 Ford Focus RS has a higher starting MSRP, and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is clearly the better deal between the two.

As for features, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R includes such notable additions as:

  • 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive
  • DSG® Automatic Transmission
  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
  • Cross Differential System XDS+®
  • Park Pilot
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rearview Camera
  • And more!

Looking to learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R? Please contact us here at the VW of Salem County dealership for additional information on the 2018 VW Golf R and other current VW models. Our staff and sales team can be reached online, by phone, or in person at our location in Monroeville, New Jersey, a quick drive down from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.