2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2018 Ford Focus: Head to Head

2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Ford Focus
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Cruze vs. Focus: Which Domestic Compact Is Best for You?

As of this writing, our compact car rankings feature 24 entrants. Some of these cars are great, and some are not. The Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus, which are often cross-shopped against each other, fall somewhere in the middle. Both of these affordable cars seat five passengers, are available in sedan and hatchback body styles, and can be equipped with a choice of engines. The Cruze was fully redesigned in 2016. The Focus was refreshed in 2015 but hasn’t seen a major redesign since 2012.

Using U.S. News scoring data, we have compared these models in the categories that compact car buyers care about the most. The Cruze and Focus are an interesting pair of vehicles to compare, because they have similar overall scores but are separated in our rankings by a wide margin. We’ll break down the similarities and differences between these cars to find out which is the better option for most buyers.

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