Efficient and Stylish: Chevrolet Cruze vs. Honda Civic
Sedans are deservedly popular vehicles. The sedan offers plenty of passenger comforts, average cargo space and – for the most part – efficient power. And popular sedan models like the Chevrolet Cruze and Honda’s Civic are no exceptions. But when pitted against each other, is there a difference?
The short answer, of course, is yes.
Both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Honda Civic can be had for starting at about $18,000. Yet, it’s what each of the vehicles offers for that price that really pushes the Chevrolet ahead.
The Chevrolet Cruze is available with either a gas or diesel engine, and while the Cruze may not offer the same horsepower, it makes up for the difference with improved fuel economy. The Cruze is estimated to achieve up to 28 miles per gallon during city driving, and up to 46 mpg on the highway.
The Civic can be expected to top out at about 41 mpg on the highway.
With the Civic being nearly the industry-standard sedan in many peoples mind, Chevrolet has done it’s best to make the Cruze competitive by offering technologies like side blind spot alert, as well as two years of scheduled complimentary maintenance. Chevrolet also offers more complete roadside assistance than that offered by Honda.
For those uncertain about the size of the Cruze – which is generally a touch smaller than the standard Civic – the interior space has be maximized by the engineers at Chevy to provide one of the most comfortable interiors available in its class.
The current Chevy Cruze is signal from one of America’s most trusted automotive manufacturers that the company is taking the compact sedan seriously.