Compare 2012 Ford Focus vs 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,212 $16,800
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 26 38 $17,812 $18,555
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,552 $19,325
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 26 38 $19,857 $20,685
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,146 $23,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,635
$16,212
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,500
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a practical, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and a strong value, but it does lack the nimble, tossable feel that some small-car fans appreciate.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
43.7 35.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 181.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.98 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QYW
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3093
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.16
Trans Order Code
- TBD - MZ0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.93 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 29
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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