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2018 Ford Focus
S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,089
129 listings nationwide
12 GREAT deals
18 GOOD deals

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$3,283
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Focus
S
Megan Hennessey Preview:

Currently available in two body styles and a variety of trim levels, with a choice of engines and transmissions, the highly versatile and configurable Ford Focus compact car coasts int...

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

The 2005 model year was the last for the workhorse Chevrolet Cavalier. The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Ford Focus
S
Neuta writes:
Good
5
Bsinckler28 writes:
Ok not too many accessories
95
Colin writes:
The Focus St is a great, fun, reliable, daily driver. Its the best of both worlds. With the powerful 2.0L ecob...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T SE 4-Door FWD worse.
"More Agressive"
Value Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T SE 4-Door FWD worse.
"More fun to drive"
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
GuruW14LJ writes:
Sturdy little car with a surprisingly amount of room and hauling capacity. Trim was cheap and cracked easily.
105
tglenn76 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWDReview:

Perfect Car For Saving Gas! — This car has been driven by my 19 year old son since his junior year of high school. It has been th...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

55
Nick 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWDReview:

Pretty Good Car — i dont like that it has no power windows, no power locks, and the number one thing cruise control.th...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2018 Ford Focus
S
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
25 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
160 hp @ 650 RPM
160 hp @ 650 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
12:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 1 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 2 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 32.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 178.7 in 180.9 in
Width 80.5 in 68.7 in
Height 57.8 in 53 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 104.1 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Focus
S

Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black

Option Packages

  • Transmission: 6-Speed Powershift Automatic
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

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