2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2018 Ford Focus Sedan

Although the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2018 Ford Focus Sedan have much in common, you’ll quickly find that the Cruze is the better of the two small cars. Both offer seating for five and can be equipped with a choice of engines. However, the Cruze offers so much more for less with a base MSRP that’s $975 cheaper than the Focus Sedan. The Cruze comes standard with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which the Focus’s standard 4.2 inch infotainment screen does not offer.

Both come standard with a rear view camera and their own stability control systems. However the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze has 10 standard airbags while the 2018 Ford Focus sedan only has 7. The Ford Focus’s standard engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder with a 5-speed manual transmission and the Cruze’s is a 1.4L Turbo 4-cylinder with a 6-speed manual transmission. You’ll get better fuel economy from the Cruze with 33 combined MPG over the Focus’s 31.

The Chevy Cruze is also more spacious overall with better legroom, front headroom, and trunk volume. If you’re looking for an affordable small car with great standard features, safety ratings, and an outstanding price tag, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a great choice. You can check out some specs and photos below and see for yourself why the Cruze is the better choice of the two cars.

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Cruze Exterior

2018 Chevy Cruze Blue Exterior

Focus Sedan Exterior

2018 Ford Focus Sedan Grey

Cruze Interior

2018 Chevy Cruze Interior

Focus Sedan Interior

2018 Ford Focus Interior

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Focus Sedan
Base Price (MSRP)
Destination Charge
Focus Sedan
Apple CarPlay
Not Available
Android Auto
Not Available
Infotainment Screen Size
Standard Air Bags
Powertrain and Fuel Economy
Focus Sedan
Engine Type
1.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder
2.0L 4-Cylinder
153 @ 5600 rpm
160 @ 6500 rpm
177 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
146 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
MPG (City)
MPG (Highway)
MPG (Combined)

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We have a great selection of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze for sale at our dealership in Forest Lake, MN. Pick out a couple cars that you like and then come and take them for a test drive! On top of our already great prices, many of our new cars also include our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Ask a member of our friendly staff to learn more about this warranty, which you won’t find at any of our local competitors. We are located right by North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake. We hope to see you here soon!