2017 VW Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Ford Focus ST

Drivers entering the market for a new, performance-driven model are sure to be interested in the engine capabilities and fuel economies of all the vehicles they cross. Our team here at Carter Volkswagen understands the importance of finding the perfect vehicle, which is why we’re taking the time to showcase how popular Volkswagen models stand up to their competition.

This time around we’re bringing the all-new 2017 VW Golf Alltrack in the spotlight to show drivers how it compares to its competitors. We’ve chosen the 2017 Ford Focus ST for this head-to-head battle because both vehicles have a similar starting price point around $25,000. To keep this even, we’re going to focus solely on the base models for both vehicles. Keep in mind there are higher models available with different features and performance capabilities.

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2017 VW Golf Alltrack TSI S  2017 Ford Focus ST Base
170-hp, 1.8L I-4 Engine 252-hp, 2.0L I-4
All-wheel drive Drivetrain Front-wheel drive
8 Number of Speakers 6
Standard Heated Front Seats Available

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack TSI S and the 2017 Ford Focus ST Base have some differences to point out. The Alltrack is equipped with a smaller, less powerful engine, but it’s set with standard all-wheel drive giving it a step up in the handling department. Drivers will find more speakers in the cabin of the Alltrack as well as standard heated front seats, which are only available in the Focus ST Base.

Drivers will find slightly more passenger volume overall in the Alltrack, but both vehicles offer seating for five. Rear seat passengers in the Alltrack will have more room to stretch out their legs, and there is more space for extra cargo, too! Drivers will find 30.4 cubic feet behind the rear seat for cargo in the Alltrack and 23.8 cubic feet in the Focus ST. Both are set standard with a 60/40-split folding bench seat that allows for more cargo space.

Both the Alltrack TSI S and the Focus ST Base come with the following standard features: CD player, Bluetooth compatibility, voice recognition, cruise control, cargo tie downs, in-vehicle assistance service, traction control, daytime running lights, low tire pressure warning and remote keyless entry. The 2017 VW Alltrack comes out on top with leatherette seating instead of cloth in the Focus ST. It also features a standard theft-deterrent radio as well as available programmable garage door opener, cargo net and parking assist system that can’t be found on the Focus ST Base. It also has standard heated side mirrors, which are optional in the Focus ST.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack are welcome to contact us here at Carter Volkswagen for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this fun-to-drive model by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 VW Golf Alltrack wheels
2017 VW Golf Alltrack seating
2017 VW Golf Alltrack front grille
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