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2018 Ford Fusion vs Chevy Cruze
This, year, both the Ford Fusion and the Chevy Cruze hit showroom floors largely as carryovers from 2017. There’s very little new to report on any level, though the Cruze does offer its diesel engine on its hatchback model, which was not an option last year.
The base engine for the Chevrolet Cruze is a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder engine, which is able to generate 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. As for the 2018 Fusion, the base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder, which is more powerful, offering 160 horsepower. Plus, the 2018 Fusion also offers an optimized 2.5L Duratec® 4-cylinder engine, which can generate up to 175 horsepower. It’s also available in an all-electric version, which puts out 143 horsepower and delivers 184 lb-ft of torque, and has a range of 115 miles.
The 2018 Cruze does not offer an all-electric option at all.
Owners Dont LikeThe problems experienced by owners of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze during the first 90-days of ownership.
- Styling of gauges and instruments
- Feel of the seat material
- Vehicle maneuverability
Side: original test
Rating applies to 2016-19 models
Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 4-door
The Chevrolet Cruze was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.
The earlier design remained in production for 2016 model year only, available new only to fleet buyers, and was called the Chevrolet Cruze Limited. The ratings on this page do not apply to the Cruze Limited.
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Technical measurements for this test Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side Test ID VTS1515 B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver’s seat (cm) -17.5 Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline. Driver injury measures Test ID VTS1515 Head HIC-15 255 Neck Tension (kN) 1.2 Compression (kN) 0.1 Shoulder Lateral deflection (mm) 36 Lateral force (kN) 1.5 Torso Maximum deflection (mm) 36 Average deflection (mm) 33 Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.30 Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.77 Pelvis Iliac force (kN) 1.3 Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1 Combined force (kN) 2.4 Left femur L-M force (kN) 0.8 L-M moment (Nm) 41 A-P moment (Nm) 130 Passenger injury measures Test ID VTS1515 Head HIC-15 171 Neck Tension (kN) 0.3 Compression (kN) 0.4 Shoulder Lateral deflection (mm) 16 Lateral force (kN) 1.0 Torso Maximum deflection (mm) 26 Average deflection (mm) 22 Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.14 Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.17 Pelvis Iliac force (kN) 0.4 Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5 Combined force (kN) 1.7 Left femur L-M force (kN) 0.8 L-M moment (Nm) 16 A-P moment (Nm) 148
Recommended Safety Technologies
These features have been either verified by NHTSA or reported by the vehicle manufacturers as meeting NHTSA’s performance criteria.
The Winner: The Ford Fusion at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester
The winner of the Ford Fusion vs. Chevy Cruze battle is clearly the Ford Fusion. When it comes to smaller cars, it outperforms the Chevy Cruze in comfort, engine power, and safety ratings. If you’re around Malvern, Glen Mills, or Newtown Square, test drive the 2018 Ford Fusion at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester today.