The 2013 Chevy Cruze vs. the 2013 Ford Focus

2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ Despite its low price tag, the 2013 Chevy Cruze continues offers class-leading fuel economy and a fantastic list of features. These features, as well as its spacious cabin and great performance, have made it a popular choice at Cox Chevy for Bradenton and Tampa drivers. Drivers may also be considering the Ford Focus, another popular choice in compact class, which houses the Chevy Cruze. Those looking for the most features for their money, though, may be happier going with what the Cruze has to offer.

Standard Features

Despite similar starting prices, the base Cruze LS has several standard features that are either non-standard or unavailable on the base Focus S. These include:

  • Satellite radio
  • An onboard, handsfree communication system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • A trip computer
  • A passenger vanity mirror and reading lamps
  • Front floor mats
  • Daytime running lights

There are also several available features on the Cruze S that are not available on the Focus S, including fog lamps and a rear spoiler.

Vehicle Design

Though biased, we’re also partial to the 2013 Cruze’s design. Sporting the same style grille as the aggressive looking Malibu, the Cruze looks bold where ever it goes. In comparison, the Focus just looks, well, shy and average.

A Superior Warranty

Having a strong warranty is a key to vehicle ownership. The Cruze pulls out ahead of the Focus again in this category. Here’s how the two vehicles match up:

  • Powertrain warranty: a 100,000 mile / five-year warranty from Chevy vs. a 60,000 mile / five-year warranty from Ford
  • Roadside assistance: A 100,000 mile / five-year warranty from Chevy vs. a 60,000 mile / five-year warranty from Ford

Explore the Cruze for Yourself

We encourage you to come by and see if the Cruze is right for you. We’ll even set you up with a test drive! Cox Chevy is located at 2900 Cortez Road West, in Bradenton, which is less than an hour south of Tampa via I-75 South. We’re next to Wyman Plumbing. Got questions? Please feel free to give us a call or email Cox Chevy.