Compare 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2011 Ford Focus

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2011 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan ECO w/1XF
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan ECO w/1XF 28 42 $17,688 $18,425
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,864 $16,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 36 $17,688 $18,425
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 36 $20,088 $20,925
Cruze 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
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,688
$15,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,425
$16,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / 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
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Sedan Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 93.4
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
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Assisted Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.6 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/60TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
RBB - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/60TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RBB - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 2672
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.11 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LUJ 99N
Displacement
1.4L/83 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 140 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.14
Trans Order Code
MF3 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Ford Focus
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Z-link SLA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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