Compare 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan ECO
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,552 $19,325
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,212 $16,800
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 26 38 $17,812 $18,555
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 26 38 $19,857 $20,685
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,146 $23,190
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
Focus 5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700

Pricing

Invoice Price

$18,552
$15,635

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$19,325
$16,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$322 / month
$275 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. 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.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

42 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Midsize Car Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

52.4 52.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.8 55.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.6 90.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.9 38.0

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.9 53.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 41.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.0 53.9

Second Leg Room (in)

35.4 43.7

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 38.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 61.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

181.0 178.5

Height, Overall (in)

58.1 57.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.3 60.4

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 104.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.7 71.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.4 13.2

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

Four-Wheel 4-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)

- TBD - 8.98 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.6 12.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.5 14.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.7 36.0

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.7 2.6

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

5GN - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P215/55R17 P195/65R15

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

5GN - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P215/55R17 P195/60R15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3011 2857

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 6.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

148 @ 1850 146 @ 4450

Engine Order Code

LUJ NA

Displacement

1.4L/83 2.0L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 4900 160 @ 6500

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

42 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 26

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

33 30

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.30 1.45

Trans Type

6 5

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.80

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

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 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.83 3.82

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.96 1.03

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Manual

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.61 NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.27 3.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Cruze Ford Focus

Body Style

Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.98 0.93

Suspension Type - Rear

Compound Crank SLA

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)

- TBD - 0.75

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.7 6.2

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - TBD -

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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