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2014 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2014 Ford Focus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Spark offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Ford Focus. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus, the Chevrolet Spark may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Ford Focus you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Spark, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Spark and the Ford Focus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Ford Focus, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Focus.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Spark has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Focus, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Chevrolet Spark has less seating than the Ford Focus, making the Ford Focus the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Chevrolet Spark has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Focus, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Chevrolet
Spark

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MSRP*: $12,170 - $16,385

2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 30 - 31 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 39 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 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*: $11,805 - $15,730 $17,824 - $22,441

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