The 2014 Ford Focus vs. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Customers in the Bradley area searching for a mid-size sedan
have a lot of great options to choose from these days. Popular models like the 2014 Ford Focus and the 2014
Chevy Cruze have become hugely popular for good reason. However, the new Ford
Focus comes out on top over the new Chevy Cruze when it comes to performance,
fuel economy, handling, and convenience, not to mention that it’s conveniently available
here at Terry’s Ford in Peotone!
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the Open Road: The standard powertrain offering under the hood of the 2014
Ford Focus is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. It’s capable of 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of
maximum torque for fast acceleration on demand. This is a much higher output
than the standard 1.8L DOHC engine that powers the 2014 Chevy Cruze, as it only
puts out 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque.
Longer For Less: With that kind of performance difference, you would think that
the 2014 Ford Focus would be less fuel-efficient than the 2014 Chevy Cruze. However,
when equipped with the available 6-speed automatic transmission, the new Ford
Focus gets an estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, beating
out the Cruze’s 22 mpg city/35 mpg hwy.
Ride: For better control at highway speeds, the 2014 Ford Focus uses speed
sensitive variable-assist power steering that delivers a tuned, responsive road
feel. Coupled with the new Focus’ standard independent front and rear
suspensions, overall ride comfort is at an all-time high. The 2014 Chevy Cruze
does not offer speed sensitive variable-assist steering or a fully independent
the Wheel of the 2014 Ford Focus at Terry’s Ford
To find out more about the new Ford Focus or to take one out
for a test drive today, call our sales staff at (888) 832-3250, then visit our dealership at 363 S.
Harlem Avenue in Peotone! We’re just 14 miles from Bradley by way of I-50 N, so
stop by soon!