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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ford Fiesta has much less torque than the Chevrolet Cruze, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Ford Fiesta has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Cruze, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Ford Fiesta has less horsepower than the Chevrolet Cruze, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
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.
The Ford Fiesta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Cruze.
Compare the 2014 Ford Fiesta and the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.
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MSRP*: $14,100 - $18,300
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MSRP*: $17,520 - $24,985
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 2.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 5.63%||--|
|City MPG:||27||22 - 28|
|Highway MPG:||38||35 - 46|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$13,571 - $17,614||$16,907 - $23,986|
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