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2013 Ford Focus 2013 Kia Soul 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
     
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • 5dr HB Titanium
5dr Wgn Man Base
  • 5dr Wgn Man Base
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Base
  • 5dr Wgn Man +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto !
Sedan LS (Automatic)
  • Sedan LS (Manual)
  • Sedan LS (Automatic)
  • Sedan 1LT (Manual)
  • Sedan 1LT (Automatic)
  • Sedan ECO (Manual)
  • Sedan ECO (Automatic)
  • Sedan 2LT (Manual)
  • Sedan 2LT (Automatic)
  • Sedan LTZ

Prices

MSRP $16,200 $14,400 $18,225
Invoice $15,269 $14,090 $17,587
Avg. Paid $13,252 $13,063 $13,618

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 7.9 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.4 8.9
Performance 8.4 7.2 8.3
Interior 7.5 8.0 8.4
Operating Cost 8.4 8.2 8.2
Safety 9.0 8.5 9.2
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Ample head- and legroom
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Lots of available features
  • Easy to park
  • Large trunk
  • Cruze Eco’s excellent fuel economy
  • Compliant ride
Cons
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Automatic transmission can be hesitant to downshift
  • Firm ride on rough pavement
  • Slow-shifting automatic transmission

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 5 Door Wagon Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.3 100.400 105.70
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 161.600 181.00
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 70.300 70.70
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 63.400 58.10

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2907 2800 3082

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.7 102.300 94.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.200 39.30
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.100 42.28
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.200 54.76
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.300 53.00
Second Head Room (in) 38 39.600 37.90
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 39.000 35.35
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.100 53.90
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.700 52.40
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2 15.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 53.400
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 19.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.6L/97 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 6500 138 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 146 @ 4450 123 @ 4850 125 @ 3800
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 36 34.600 35.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Optional Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 30 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 12.700 15.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard