Who is king of the compact cars: the Chevrolet Cruze or the Ford Focus? Ever since the Chevy Cruze hit the market, this has been the question that anyone invested in compact vehicles has been asking themselves. For this year, at least, we have a definitive answer: the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze outperforms the 2017 Ford Focus in just about every area.
Ever since the Cruze was introduced, people have speculated that it was designed specifically to take on the popular Focus. If that is indeed Chevrolet’s reason for introducing this increasingly popular compact, then everyone at our Spencer Chevrolet dealership agrees: It’s succeeding at its job with flying colors.
Why the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Beats the 2017 Ford Focus
It’s no boast on our part to say that the 2017 Cruz outperforms the 2017 Focus in just about every respect. It would be easy to just tick off a list of features of both vehicles side by side to show just how much the Cruze outclasses its biggest rival. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
First off, let’s start off with each vehicle’s respective fuel efficiency rating. With compact cars like the Cruze, fuel efficiency is definitely one of the biggest selling points, so it definitely doesn’t look good for the Focus when it scores only a combined mpg of 34 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city, compared to the 2017 Cruze’s 40 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.
That might not seem like a lot, but, after just a few hundred miles, Cruze owners will have saved a lot of money on gas that Focus drivers will have had to pay out to keep their vehicles running.
When you consider the interior of the two vehicles together, things get even worse for the Focus. The Focus has 90.7 cubic feet of passenger space, 33.2 inches of rear legroom, and 13.2 cubic feet of storage space. Compare that to the 2017 Cruze, which has 94 cubic feet of passenger space, 36.1 inches of rear legroom, and 22.7 cubic feet of storage space (almost 10 more cubic feet than the 2017 Focus).
With the Focus’ higher rate of gasoline consumption, you’d at least expect it to make up for it by offering more space. Unfortunately for Ford fans, the opposite is true. The Cruze is both more fuel efficient and more spacious.
The differences don’t stop there, either. The Cruze comes equipped with features such as a turbocharged engine, rear cross traffic alert system, rear park assist, forward collision alert, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi; none of these come with the 2017 Ford Focus.
We could go on, but we think we’ve made our point. If you’re looking for an American compact car, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is impossible to beat. You can test drive one for yourself by contacting Community Chevy today at 812-829-4843 to schedule an appointment.