Compare 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2011 Ford Focus

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2011 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,864 $16,525
4-Door Sedan ECO w/1XF 28 42 $17,688 $18,425
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 36 $17,688 $18,425
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 36 $20,088 $20,925
4-Door Sedan LTZ 24 36 $21,336 $22,225
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,864
$15,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,525
$16,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevy Cruze certainly isn't a car that will set your heart racing, but it manages to combine a refined ride quality and tactile interior with the no-nonsense, space-efficient packaging--all with good value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Sedan Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.0 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 13.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/60TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/60TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYW - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 2672
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.24 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 3800 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LUW 99N
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6300 140 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MZ0 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.56
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Z-link SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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