Compare the Chevrolet Cruze to the Ford Focus

2017 Chevy Cruze 2017 Ford Focus
MSRP: $16,975 MSRP: $24,100
MPG: Up To 31 City / 47 Highway MPG: Up to 27 City / 40 Highway
0-60: 7.7 seconds 0-60: 8.5 sec

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain


3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain

Fuel Economy and Range

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevy Cruze uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Focus requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon. That could cost you around $2-$6 more than the Cruze every time you fill up!  The Cruze’s standard fuel tank has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Focus (13.7 vs. 12.4 gallons). This also saves you from getting gas as much as you would with the Focus!


Vehicle Safety Rating

The Cruze offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Focus doesn’t offer a collision warning system.

The Cruze also has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Focus doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Cruze and the Focus have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning


Warranty Coverage

It may seem like the Cruze and the Focus have similar warranty coverage because their Bumper-to-Bumper and PowerTrain warranties are the same, however, there are two ways that Chevy’s warranty coverage surpasses Ford. First, the Cruze’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Focus’ (6 vs. 5 years). Furthermore, Chevy pays for scheduled maintenance on the Cruze for 2 years and 24,000 miles. That means Chevy will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Ford doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Focus.



Compared to the Ford Focus, the Chevy Cruze is simply the better choice. With its better fuel economy and larger gas tank along with its exceptional warranty coverage, Chevy built its 2017 Cruze with you and your budget in mind.

And where better to shop for your Chevy Cruze than at one of the three Weber Chevrolet locations near you! There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Cruze’s and other great vehicles!


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