MT Then and Now: Ford vs. Chevrolet – 2005 and 2012 Focus, 2005 Cobalt and 2011 Cruze

May 27, 2011


American compact cars simply aren’t what they used to be. Six years ago, we tested five $20,000 compact sedans including a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS and a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST. Driven with a Kia Spectra SX, Mazda3 S, and Toyota Corolla XRS.

The Chevrolet and Ford placed fifth and fourth, respectively.

Today, the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus compacts have a much greater chance at competing with the leaders in the growing segment.  Read the rest of this feature blog that built upon the popularity of  a story on MotorTrend.com right here.


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