2018 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

In the world of cars, it is very often that Ford and Chevrolet go head to head. In fact, car buyers in Rye New York are caught in between choosing the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze as they are seeking for new options to buy cars this year. The Ford Focus, however, is a better choice over the Chevrolet Cruze. Let's compare these two and find out why Ford remains to be on top.

Design & Style

Both car models are competent along the line of small cars. They boast of having cool exterior styling that makes them both a wonderful option for car buyers. Considering all other aspects of their design, however, we can see why the 2018 Ford Focus wins over the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze.

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is popular because it offers a large cargo carrying space. Adults can sit comfortably inside but it is not as roomy as other sedans out there. The Ford Focus, on the other hand, has controls found mostly on the dashboard just right within the driver's reach. It is spacious enough to accommodate at least 5 adults too. It also has a spacious trunk that competes very well with the Chevy Cruze.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety are both important factors of comparison when considering purchasing a new car. The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze has its own Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system which is considered one of its best attributes, technology wise. It compares very well with the own updated infotainment system of the 2018 Ford Focus. The problem with the Chevy Cruze, however, is the fact, that the voice recognition software is a bit wonky thus it is very difficult to give instructions to the software whenever necessary. This can put you into some problem, safety wise.

The 2018 Ford Focus, apart from its updated infotainment system is gifted with a quiet ride and a relaxing cruise control system which will make riding one a real joy to every user. It is safer when compared to the Chevy Cruze.


The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is powered by a 1.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 177lb-ft of torque and 153 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 2018 Ford Focus has a 1.0 liter engine that produces 125lb-ft of torque and 123 hp. The Ford Focus seems to lag behind the Cruze in this aspect but it is quite understandable considering that the engine of the Focus is smaller than that of the Chevy sedan. All praises are given to the Ford Focus as well because of its well-behaved transmission that will surely make handling it easier for its class.

The Bottom Line

After reviewing all significant aspects that will help you decide which car you should buy, you must realize why the 2018 Ford Focus is the better choice over the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. The Chevrolet Cruze boasts of features that make it a contender but it is still the Ford Focus power that reigns supreme. Therefore, it is well worth it buying a Focus for your next car purchase.

Ready to Schedule a Ford Focus Test Drive Today?

Are you interested in experiencing the luxury package offered by the 2018 Ford Focus? You can test drive it first through us at Rye Ford. We are located in Rye New York and we are serving car buyers in New Rochelle, White Plains, and Greenwich. You can drop by our showroom anytime today or you may call us in advance to book your Ford Focus test drive appointment.


Rye Ford Inc

1151 Boston Post Road
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