There’s no doubt that the Volkswagen GTI created a game that many other cars have tried to copy, and the latest option challenging the 2012 Volkswagen GTI is the 2013 Ford Focus ST. One thing that gives the Focus ST an advantage is technology, and when it comes to the hot hatch it has the almost impossible task of convincing Volkswagen GTI fans, which in our opinion has been achieved with the 2013 Ford Focus ST unless they are diehard VW fans that is.
2013 Ford Focus ST vs. 2012 Volkswagen GTI – don’t take our word for it, we want you to hear the expert opinions of those that know in the auto industry, which is thanks to a hands-on with both the new 2013 Ford Focus ST and current king found in the 2012 Volkswagen GTI. We’ve embedded a couple of videos below this article that include details on the 2013 Ford Focus ST specs, and of course give you a visual look during a few test drives. The first video runs for just under 5-minutes and talks about refinement and balance while driving the 2013 Focus ST, although the second runs a little longer at just under 7-minutes and takes a look at the Focus ST from the United States perspective.
The third video takes a quick look at the 2012 Volkswagen GTI at Michigan International Speedway, and the fourth has a look at the same car with a more in-depth review, but it is fair to say the last video is a little bias towards the Volkswagen GTI, so take a look at all four videos to gain a lot of insight into what makes these two autos so good and also their weak points.
In-depth 2012 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2013 Ford Focus ST review – if you want to see how these two cars compare in detail, then we recommend you look at this article on Auto Blog, which studies the vital stats and explains the pros/cons after a full test drive of both vehicles. In a nutshell they found the 2013 Ford Focus ST the clear winner, although they did mention this could all change when the new GTI lands. If you had to, 2012 Volkswagen GTI or 2013 Ford Focus ST?