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2015 Ford Fiesta vs. 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Cruze than the Ford Fiesta, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Fiesta and the Chevrolet Cruze in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Cruze you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fiesta, 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 Ford Fiesta is clearly a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Cruze. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fiesta and the Chevrolet Cruze have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Ford Fiesta has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Cruze, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Fiesta has less horsepower than the Chevrolet Cruze, 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 Ford Fiesta and the Chevrolet Cruze. The Ford Fiesta has less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Cruze, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Ford
Fiesta

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MSRP*: $14,355 - $18,305

2015 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $17,745 - $25,660
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 27 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 38 35 - 46
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $13,817 - $17,619 $17,124 - $24,634

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