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2016 Chevy Cruze vs 2016 Ford Focus

Choosing a compact sedan or hatchback as your next new vehicle is a bit of a no-brainer – these nimble options are affordable, return excellent fuel efficiency numbers and come with surprisingly modern standard features. However, figuring out which automaker has developed the ideal blend of practicality and technology for you can be difficult. Our comparison of the 2016 Chevy Cruze to the 2016 Ford Focus should help you isolate your must-have compact car features.

The Focus has a long history as a frontrunner in the compact car class and continues to offer a good value proposition in 2016. As it gets on it years, however, segment rivals, like the 2016 Cruze, are steadily surpassing it. Chevy's compact sedan has been completely redesigned for the 2016 model year and is ready to compete directly with Japanese and American segment leaders. Check out the new Cruze's superior engine and cabin technology at Parks Chevrolet today – located just nine miles east of high prices and Wichita, KS!

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2016 Chevy Cruze vs 2016 Ford Focus
1.4L Turbo 4-cylinder Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder
177 lb-ft Torque 146 lb-ft
33 mpg Combined Fuel Economy 30 mpg
14.8 cu. ft. Trunk Space 13.2 cu. ft.

The 2016 Ford Focus sedan comes in three trims (S, SE and Titanium) and features a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual and front-wheel drive are also standard, as are: 15-inch wheels, keyless entry, A/C, an adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a telescoping steering column, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch central display, voice controls, Bluetooth, four speakers, a CD player and a USB port. While it comes well-equipped, the Focus is more expensive than the Cruze and offers less efficiency, torque and interior space.

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze was built with modern drivers in mind. It features a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Combined with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the Cruze's powertrain delivers 33 mpg in combined driving, making it one of the most enjoyable and efficient sedans to drive. Standard features on the entry-level Cruze L, like 15-inch wheels, A/C, a telescoping steering column, an adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth, four speakers, a USB port, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a rearview camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a seven-inch touchscreen, further sweeten the Cruze's affordable price.

If you're looking for a small car with the standard features of a large sedan, the 2016 Chevy Cruze will not disappoint. Find out just how affordable the all-new Cruze can be when you discover low country pricing and the family-style buying experience at Parks Chevrolet!

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2016 Chevy Cruze Fuel economy

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