2016 Ford Fusion vs. 2016 Chevy Cruze

It's our job to make sure you find the right vehicle for you. Below we've created a chart so you can gather helpful information on these two vehicles at a quick glance, with some more detailed explanations below.

2016 Ford Fusion vs. 2016 Chevy Cruze

Important note: For the purposes of this comparison, we'll use the base trims for each model.

 2016 Ford Fusion2016 Chevy Cruze
Engine1.5L 4-cylinder1.4L 4-cylinder
Horsepower181153
Torque175 lb-ft125 lb-ft
TransmissionSix-speed automaticManual
DrivetrainFWD, optional AWDFWD
InteriorSpacious seating for five, Large number of features and options, Ford SYNCChevrolet MyLink, 4G LTE hotspot
 

Engine

The 2016 Ford Fusion and 2016 Chevy Cruze both feature turbocharged engines as powertrain options. Additionally, the Fusion offers a 231 horsepower engine as well as two hybrid models.


Only so much information has been released on the new Cruze, however, it will feature a standard 153 horsepower engine.


Transmission

All Ford Fusion models are standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.


The Chevy Cruze comes standard with a manual transmission.


Efficiency

The base engine on the 2016 Ford Fusion achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city and 34 highway mpg. Additionally, the top Fusion turbo engine provides 25 city and 37 highway mpg which is very impressive.


Chevrolet has stated that the 2016 Chevy Cruze can achieve 40 mpg on the highway, however, this certainly comes at a price. Less weight and a smaller interior allow for the additional miles, and that's not a sacrifice some people would want to make.


Interior

The Fusion offers a simplistic interior design with a limited use of dials and controls. Spacious seating for five allows for each passenger to be comfortable on their ride. Standard features include a rearview camera, Ford SYNC with Bluetooth, and the Ford MyKey system.


The Cruze does feature a customizable touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink. The vehicle had previously featured narrow and uncomfortable seats and we're hoping to see those were changed for the 2016 model.


2016 Ford Fusion vs. 2016 Chevy Cruze

Deciding between these two sedans is certainly a tall task. Both include an incredible number of features right out of the gate and feature strong performances. However, the spacious cabin in the 2016 Ford Fusion seals the deal for us; a five seater demands midsize level space and comfort, and that's something the Fusion provides.


Now that you've started your research we strongly suggest test driving both vehicles to help you make the decision that is right for you. Richmond Ford has two stores. Richmond Ford West in Glen Allen, VA (most convenient to those in Short Pump, Ashland, and Wyndham) and Richmond Ford Lincoln of Richmond, VA (convenient to Chesterfield, Henrico, and Mechanicsville). Click on either store for our Fusion inventory and schedule a test drive for the vehicle (or vehicles!) of your choosing. Our product specialists and sales team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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