Compare 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Ford Focus
2014 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,906 $17,520
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $18,062 $18,815
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $19,137 $19,935
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,733 $23,805
4-Door Sedan Diesel 27 46 $23,985 $24,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,843
$16,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,810
$17,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox. The 2014 Chevy Cruze is comfortable and practical--and now it offers a diesel engine that can return 40 mpg in real-world use.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.00
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.76
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.90
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 181.00
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 10.5 x 0.5
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 3084
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
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
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
44Z MZ0
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 4.75
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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