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2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2016 Ford Fusion Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Chevrolet Cruze, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Ford Fusion, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Fusion. 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 Fusion have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Cruze is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Cruze is slightly shorter than the Ford Fusion, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Cruze has much less torque than the Ford Fusion, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is significantly less powerful than the Ford Fusion. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Ford Fusion. The Chevrolet Cruze has less cargo capacity than the Ford Fusion, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,620 - $23,120

2016 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $22,750 - $33,270
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 12.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.32% --
City MPG: 29 - 30 22
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 31 - 34
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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,537 - $22,080 $21,329 - $30,858

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.