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2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2014 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Cruze than the Ford Focus. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus, the Chevrolet Cruze may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Cruze you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Focus, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Focus. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze and the Ford Focus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is a little narrower than the Ford Focus, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Cruze takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Focus.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Cruze and the Ford Focus do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Cruze has about the same turning radius as the Ford Focus, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Ford Focus, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Ford Focus. The Chevrolet Cruze has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Focus.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus.

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2015 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $17,745 - $25,660

2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $16,810 - $23,565
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 28 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 35 - 46 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,124 - $24,634 $15,843 - $21,975

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