Coupe/Hatchback comparison chart

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2013 Ford Focus ST

2013 Ford Focus ST
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2012 Volkswagen Golf R

2012 Volkswagen Golf R
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2012 Audi TT RS

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 24 reviews
Release date September 25, 2012 March 19, 2012 November 02, 2012 June 14, 2012
The Bottom Line A very rewarding car to drive, the 2013 Ford Focus ST will satisfy enthusiasts on weekend runs and the daily commute, but the cabin tech is a mixed bag, with the excellence of Sync offset by the navigation system interface. The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is a blast to drive on curvy roads, but can also handle the everyday routine, offering solid, if not cutting-edge, cabin tech features. The 2012 Audi TT RS could be a brilliant sports car, but the 6-year-old TT generation on which it is based means outdated cabin tech and some inferior tuning. Mileage has never varied more than it will between two 2012 Chevrolet Volt owners, but with regular charging, this part-time EV is capable of fantastic efficiency -- just don't look too hard at its dashboard.

Basic specs

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Drivetrain available Front-drive
All-wheel drive
All-wheel drive
front-drive
Available Engine Gas
Gas
Gas
Hybrid
Body style Hatchback
Hatchback
Coupe
Hatchback
Trim levels Base
2dr
Base
4dr
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