5 Reasons the Cruze Outsmarts Ford’s Focus
When it comes down to deciding between two seemingly great cars, from two different automotive brands – things can get rather confusing. While two cars in the same segment, like the Chevy Cruze and the Ford Focus seem to be rather similar, there are important factors that differentiate them from one another. Without careful research and further understanding, it can be hard to discern between those differences. Luckily, your favorite Chevrolet Ohio dealership has broken the 2014 Cruze and the 2014 Focus down to a side-by-side comparison.
In our opinion, the Chevy Cruze outsmarts the Ford Focus in five different ways. Check them out below, and let us know what you think!
5 Reasons the Cruze is King, and Ford Remains Un-FOCUS-ed
- Efficiency. If you are like most Americans, saving money at the pump is important to you. The 2014 Cruze is offered with a fuel-efficient turbo-diesel engine. This is not only a rarity in the compact car segment, but is not offered on the 2014 Focus. With this impressive engine, drivers can expect 46 miles per gallon on the highway.
- Reliability. J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2014 Cruze a good rating for reliability, based on driver feedback. The Focus on the other hand, did not fair as well in the reliability department.
- Safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranked the 2014 Cruze with 5 stars in overall safety. The Focus scored slightly lower than the Cruze, making it not as safe in some areas. The Cruze offers 10 standard airbags, six months free of OnStar Automatic Collision Notification, and has the option for a backup camera, rear parking assist sensors, rear cross traffic alert, and a side blind zone alert system. The Focus has 7 standard airbags, and does not offer the same level of technologically advanced safety features as the Cruze.
- Technology. The Cruze is optionally equipped with the MyLink Infotainment technology, while the Focus has the available MyFord Touch with Sync. Both systems are the same concept, but Chevy’s version is easier to use, with large graphics and touch-sensitive buttons.
- Value. Both cars are expected to retain the same value at a 3-star level by ALG. The Cruze comes with a better powertrain warranty and completely free maintenance for the first two years and 24,000 miles of ownership. Looks like for the best overall value, the Cruze wins out again.