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2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback vs 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

Despite SUVs and crossovers being hugely popular among car buyers in the United States, hatchback models are far from dead. In fact, they’re actually making a major comeback in this country after already being popular options overseas for drivers looking for a sporty driving experience blended with cargo versatility. With models like the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback, it’s really no surprise to see so many drivers deciding to go with a hatchback model rather than a larger SUV.

If you’re in the market for a hatchback, then you’ve probably already been comparing the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback vs the 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback. Unfortunately, comparing vehicles on your own can be a lot of work, so we’re here to help.

We’ll start by looking at fuel efficiency. If you want a vehicle with crossover-like versatility but with compact sedan-like efficiency, then you’ve found it through the Cruze Hatchback’s maximum fuel economy of 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Although the Focus Hatchback may deliver just slightly more horsepower, the Cruze makes up for it by offering far more torque, despite its superior fuel efficiency.

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2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback VS 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback
Up to 30 city/40 hwy MPG Up to 26 city/36 hwy
153 hp, 177 lb.-ft. of torque Engine Specs 160 hp, 146 lb.-ft. of torque
Up to 47.2 cu. ft. Cargo Volume Up to 44.8 cu. ft.
42.0 / 36.1 Legroom, inches (front/rear) 41.9 / 33.2

Cruze Hatchback Blends Power With Efficiency and Sporty Dynamics With Cargo Capability

Chances are, you’ll be pretty surprised by just how much stuff you can fit into the Cruze Hatchback’s cargo area. In fact, you’ll find that the Cruze is a rather spacious model overall. It not only delivers more cargo space than the Focus Hatchback, but also has an edge when it comes to legroom, especially for back seat passengers. The last thing you want is to buy a vehicle that is supposed to seat 5 people and find out it can really only seat 2 adults due to inadequate rear seat legroom. That won’t be a problem with the Cruze.

We’d love to tell you more about this comparison between the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback vs 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback and show you why the Cruze deserves to be No. 1 on your list, so contact us today at Parks Chevrolet and let us know what questions you have.

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