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.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Car Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 13.2
Brakes
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.6 12.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
5GN - 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)
3011 2857
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
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
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 -
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 MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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
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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