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Compare Ford Focus Electric vs. BMW 2-Series vs. Volkswagen GTI

Compare the Ford Focus Electric against the BMW 2-Series and Volkswagen GTI. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Focus Electric, 2-Series and GTI stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Focus Electric, 2-Series and GTI. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Ford Focus Electric 2014 BMW 2-Series 2014 Volkswagen GTI
2014 Ford Focus Electric 2014 BMW 2-Series 2014 Volkswagen GTI
     
5dr HB
  • 5dr HB
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV
 

Prices

MSRP $29,170 $32,100 $25,095
Invoice $27,202 $29,530 $24,091
Avg. Paid $27,102 $24,028 $18,524

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.2 9.4
Performance 8.0 8.7 8.9
Interior 7.8 7.3 9.1
Cost to Own 9.1 8.2 8.8
Safety 9.7 10.0 9.7
Reliability 2.5 3.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Generous list of standard features
  • Pleasant driving dynamics
  • Sporty handling
  • Strong engines
  • Good fuel economy
  • Premium cabin materials
  • Roomy seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great overall performance
Cons
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Shorter electric driving range than rivals
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Slow navigation system with small screen

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG N/A 23 City / 36 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Coupe Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.3 105.9 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 172.9 174.5 165.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 69.8 70
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 55.8 57.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3300 3113

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.7 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.1 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 41.5 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.4 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 36.5 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 33 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.4 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 240 @ 5000 200 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 255 @ 1250 207 @ 1700
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 40.7 35.6 35.8

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7 14.5

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional Standard
6-Speed Manual Optional Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.