2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Ford Focus – Cincinnati, OH

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  • 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

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    2018 Ford Focus

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    YesIn-Car WifiNo
    47.2 cu.ft.Storage Capacity44 cu.ft.

    With so many different cars on the market, it’s normal to feel confused and overwhelmed when it comes time to purchase a new vehicle for yourself or your family. Here at McCluskey Chevrolet, we try to make the process less daunting by providing articles like this one that lay out the facts between two models: one of our own and one from a leading competitor in the same class. We look at a variety of factors that should contribute to your buying decision, including design, performance, gas mileage, safety, and infotainment features. Here, we’ll be comparing the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Ford Focus in Cincinnati, OH to see which of the two cars comes out on top. We’ll take you through each of the car’s features one at a time and show you definitively why the Cruze clearly beats out its competition. We know that different buyers look for different features in their vehicles, so we make sure to cover as many areas as possible to demonstrate that the Cruze is the right choice for every customer. If you want to know more or have any questions after reading, feel free to contact us and reach out to any one of our experienced and knowledgeable staff.

  • Technology

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    2018 Chevrolet Cruze

    The 2018 Cruze comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink and a seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen, allowing you easy access to music, maps, and more. The system also works with both Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. Finally, never worry about using up your data plan with the available Wi-Fi hotspot.

    2018 Ford Focus

    The available SYNC® 3 system allows you to hook up Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ to the Focus. Use voice controls to interact with your phone as you drive—while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. With SYNC® 3, you can play music, access maps, make phone calls, send text messages, and more. The 2018 Ford Focus also has an available Intelligent Access system with a push-button start. There are also two smart USB charging ports: one in the dash and one in the center console.

  • Safety

    A blue 2018 Chevy Cruze, which wins when comparing the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Ford Focus, is driving through a city near Cincinnati, OH.

    2018 Chevrolet Cruze

    The 2018 Cruze received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and has many features that will keep you and your family safe while you’re on the road. The Cruze comes standard with a rear-vision camera, ten standard airbags, and a high-strength steel safety cage. Plus, a free trial of OnStar’s safety and security plan, including automatic crash response, is included in the first month.

    Available safety features include Forward Collision Alert, Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. These features will all work together to keep you as safe as possible between point A and point B.

    2018 Ford Focus

    The 2018 Ford Focus received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA for both the sedan and hatchback styles. Standard safety features on the 2018 Ford Focus include a rearview camera, dual-stage front airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Other available safety features include the Reverse Sensing System, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross traffic alert, Lane-Keeping System, and active park assist. These technologies work hard to ensure that you stay in your lane and that you are aware of all the vehicles around you, helping to prevent accidents.

  • Performance

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    2018 Chevrolet Cruze

    The 2018 Cruze takes all the muss and fuss out of choosing an engine by offering two potential selections, each with the ability to give you the power and fuel economy you want from your car. Rather than offering tons of specialized options, the Cruze has two all-around solid setups to help take the stress out of choosing an engine. The standard option is a 1.4-liter turbo engine that offers 153 hp and up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway. This engine will give you impressive gas mileage without sacrificing power.

    Also available is the 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine. This baby will you get you a whopping 52 miles per gallon on the highway and can squeeze 702 miles out of a single tank of gas. Plus, it’s packed full of power with 240 lb-ft of torque. This way, when you choose a Cruze, you’re not sacrificing power for fuel economy or vice versa.

    2018 Ford Focus

    There are four different engines you can choose from with the 2018 Ford Focus, depending on which best suits your needs. The basic engine on the 2018 Ford Focus is the 2.0-liter I-4. This engine has 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque, getting an EPA-estimated 25/34 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway. Standard on the Focus SE trim is the 1.0-liter turbo-three engine. The 1.0-liter turbo-three gets 123 hp, 125 lb-ft of torque, and an estimated 27/38 miles per gallon. The Focus ST hatchback comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which gets 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine also gets an EPA-estimated 22/30 miles per gallon. Finally, the last engine available on the 2018 Ford Focus is the 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4 engine. Coming standard on the limited edition Focus RS hatchback, this engine will get you 350 hp, 350 lb-ft of torque, and an estimated 19/26 miles per gallon.

  • Interior

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    2018 Chevrolet Cruze

    The 2018 Cruze is the pinnacle of modern design, creature comforts, and serious storage. Upgrade for luxury with the Premier trim, which comes standard with heated front seats and optional heated rear outboard seats.

    Whether you’re going camping, working on your latest DIY project, or taking the kids to practice, the Cruze has all the space you’ll need to get the job done. The hatchback offers an impressive 47.2 cubic feet of storage space with the seats down, so you’ll never want for space.

    2018 Ford Focus

    The interior of each trim option is designed to maximize the comfort of the driver without sacrificing appearances. With a voice-activated navigation system, ambient lighting, and dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, you’re sure to have a comfortable and enjoyable ride. Standard on the 2018 Ford Focus are cloth bucket seats with two-way head restraints, although premium leather-trimmed seats are also available. Additionally, you can opt for the available alloy trim, heated front seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel for an extra-swanky driving experience.

  • Exterior

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    2018 Chevrolet Cruze

    The all-new Chevrolet Cruze features an impressive sculpted design that’s bold and aerodynamic in appearance. Available in both sedan and hatchback, the Cruze has a palette of 10 designer colors to choose from, ranging from subtle neutrals to bright pops of color. It also includes luxury details such as available projector-beam headlamps with available LED daytime running lamps.

    2018 Ford Focus

    With paint options of 10 colors, the 2018 Ford Focus offers you a level of customization. There are also ten possible wheel combinations, allowing for an even higher level of personal style. Each model comes standard with unique front grilles, spoilers, body style, and wheel style.

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