2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2016 Ford Focus
If you’re looking for a compact sedan or hatchback that offers all the latest features such as keyless entry and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, then you’re likely considering both the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2016 Ford Focus. Both are affordable vehicles possessing enough power to cruise the streets of Council Bluffs and beyond while offering seating for five, but when you compare efficiency and standard safety technology, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze pulls away from the pack to offer Omaha drivers a simply enhanced experience. Read on to see just how the Cruze accomplishes this feat!
Power and Efficiency
There’s no greater way to start than with a look at the numbers. The 2017 Chevy Cruze starts at $16,975 MSRP and is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engine that generates 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Ford Focus starts at a slightly higher $17,225 MSRP and has a 2.0L gasoline engine under its hood which puts out 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. Thus, the Cruze has a slight edge in terms of price and power, but it truly shines when you look at fuel efficiency.
The 2017 Cruze offers an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway when you choose the automatic transmission; the manual transmission Cruze comes in at 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. So whether you prefer the control of a manual or the ease of an automatic, the Cruze will make better use of its fuel than the Focus, which is only able to get an EPA-estimated 26/36 mpg city/highway.
Many parents turn to the compact segment when considering an additional car for their family, a “kids car” that the teens can use to shuttle themselves to school, sports practice, and more. While both the Ford Focus and the Chevy Cruze fit the bill, when you choose the Cruze you’ll also enjoy the benefits of Chevy’s standard Teen Driver technology, which helps new drivers become aware of their driving habits, promotes driving safety, and reports data back to mom and dad to you to let you know how they drove while unsupervised. Teen Driver features include:
- Muting the audio system until both driver and front passenger have their seat belts fastened
- Ability to pre-select the max speed allowed for your teen, the system then issuing auditory and visual warnings when he/she nears and travels over those speeds
- Automatically turns on safety features like the available Side Blind Zone Alert
- Creates a report to let you know about your teen’s driving habits, like how many times certain safety features were triggered by their driving
Drive the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Today
The verdict is in! Council Bluffs drivers looking for a zippy car that delivers incredible fuel efficiency as well as a host of innovative safety features choose the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze! If you’re interested in learning more about the Cruze or any of the great vehicles in Chevy’s lineup, get in touch with Gregg Young Chevrolet in Omaha, NE! You can reach us by phone by calling 800-951-5257, or simply stop by our dealership. Our showroom is located at 17750 Burt St. and is open Monday through Saturday for your convenience.