Buying unnecessary large SUV’s and cars is now a fad of the past. All you need is an efficient, trustworthy car to run all of your errands and get you where you need to go. The new car market is swamped with new options for subcompact cars and finding the perfect one for you can be tricky.
At Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, TX (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Aldine and Conroe) we understand how difficult it is looking for your match. We try and do most of the work for you, so making the final choice is the only thing you need to worry about. That is why we compared the 2014 Ford Fiesta Titatnium, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ, and the 2013 Honda Civic EX-L based on fuel economy, interior features, technology, and safety. Normally, we would compare the 2014 Civic but it’s not yet available.
Watch our comparison video below…
The 2014 Ford Fiesta with an SFE package has the best in class highway miles per gallon and an impressive 34 combined miles per gallon. Over five years, you can save $3,750 in fuel costs compared to the average new vehicle. The Honda Civic falls short with 32 combined miles per gallon and the Chevy Cruz with only 30 miles per gallon.
As the demand for smaller cars increase, the demand for an improved interior has also increased. The Ford Fiesta excels in style and design with Leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and available RECARO seats. The Chevrolet Cruze offers more Front Hip and Head Room. Consumer Guide says the Honda Civic “for tall occupants has no excess headroom, especially beneath the sunroof housing.”
Technology plays an important role in making a decision on which new car to get. The Chevy Cruze offers Chevrolet MYLink, turn-by-turn navigation, mobile apps, and a Pioneer audio system. The Fiesta comes standard with a rear view camera; reverse sensing system, intelligent access with push-button start, ambient lighting, and Sony Branded audio system. Honda Civic has I-MID: Intelligent Multi-information Display; it uses Bluetooth for your phone and music, and has audible text messaging.
When it comes to safety all three cars receive excellent safety ratings. The Ford Fiesta and Chevy Cruze were named a top safety pick for both 2013 and 2014. U.S. News and World Report says the Fiesta “excels where many subcompact cars fall flat with its nimble handling, great fuel economy and an impressive list of optional features.” The 2014 Ford Fiesta was also ranked as the #2 most affordable small car. Overall, it was a close battle but the Ford Fiesta emerged to take the title.
Now that you know, come test drive these models and compare for yourself. All you have to do is take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Ford in Spring, TX.