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2018 Ford Focus

Starting Price: $18,825 | Price yours

Above Average: Fuel economy, sporty styling and performance

Below Average: Interior room, price

Consensus: Very practical choice in the segment

 

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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

Starting Price: $17,850 | Price yours

Above Average: Comfort, infotainment system

Below Average: Handling

Consensus: Good in all aspects

 

The Ford Focus has four different trim levels available as well as several powertrains. As a sedan or hatchback, the latter available with a full electric option, the Focus is fuel efficient and boasts great performance. The Focus is smaller than many of its competitors, and is also among the pricier choices in the segment. The Chevrolet Cruze has a quiet, comfortable ride. It looks sporty and is a versatile package. A hatchback diesel option offers a segment-leading 52 mpg highway rating. The Cruze is a lighter and larger car with plenty of technology and safety options.

Ford Focus Advantages

The MyFord Mobile App can monitor the charge of your Electric Focus and get you directions to the nearest charging station. Several trim levels and powertrains available, including the 350-horsepower RS hatchback and 107 combined MPGe Electric hatch.

Chevrolet Cruze Advantages

4G LTE connectivity and wireless phone charging are available, and high trim levels come with two years of in-car Wi-Fi service, satellite radio, OnStar and routine maintenance.

Similarities

Hatchback option, great styling, comfortable rides, practicality

Final Recommendation

The Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze both offer sufficient performance, friendly fuel efficiency, and sporty styling. Whether looking for a sedan or hatchback, the Focus and Cruze are options worthy of consideration in the segment.

  2018 Ford Focus 2018 Chevrolet Cruze
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 2.0-liter I4 1.4-liter turbo I4
Horsepower 160 hp @ 6,500 rpm 153 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 146 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm 177 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm
Transmission Automatic, 6-spd Automatic, 6-spd
Fuel Economy 28 mpg (25 city/34 hwy) 32 mpg (29 city/38 hwy)
Also Available Manual, 2.0-liter I5, 2.3-liter I4, 1.0-liter I3 Manual, automatic 9-spd, 1.6-liter diesel
Specs    
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 5 Stars 5 Stars
Max Seating Capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Wheelbase 104.3 inches 106.3 inches
Overall Length 178.7 inches 183.7 inches
Width 80.5 inches 79.6 inches
Height 57.8 inches 57.4 inches
Turning Diameter 36.0 feet 38.7 feet
Headroom, Front 38.3 inches 38.9 inches
Headroom, Rear 38.0 inches 37.3 inches
Legroom, Front 43.1 inches 42.0 inches
Legroom, Rear 33.2 inches 36.1 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 55.6 inches 54.8 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 52.6 inches 53.7 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 90.0 cu. ft. 94.0 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 13.2 cu. ft. 14.8 cu. ft.
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