Chevy Cruze vs Honda Civic

December 21st, 2020 by

When it comes to compact sedans, the two cars that have made an impact in the car market are the Chevy Cruze and the Honda Civic. With a host of features and room for better upgrades, driving in Wake Forest, North Carolina, has never looked better or felt more comfortable. But at the end of the day, which should you choose?

Both the 2019 Chevy Cruze and the 2019 Honda Civic have their own benefits, but if you are looking for a car that will help you drive around Wake Forest in style, while providing you with access the latest in infotainment technology, then the Chevy Cruze could be exactly what you’re looking for.

What Are The Main Differences Between The Chevy Cruze And The Honda Civic?

The Chevy Cruze and the Honda Civic are both powerful sedans, especially for urban driving and daily commuting purposes, but the Cruze has certain advantages when it comes to what it gives you across all its trim levels.

The Chevy Cruze starts from $18,870, while the Honda Civic starts from $19,450. While the Cruze utilizes a 1.4-liter turbo ECOTEC four-cylinder engine, the Civic uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the standard. The Cruze uses a six-speed automatic transmission while the Civic banks on a six-speed manual transmission. Both the vehicles used the front-wheel-drive drivetrain across all trim levels as the standard.

When it comes to the Horsepower you get, both the cars give you very similar numbers, with the Cruze giving you 153 Horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, and the Civic giving you 158 Horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. What this means, is that the Chevy Cruze has a better fuel economy when compared to the Honda Civic.

While the Honda Civic boasts great safety features in the form of driver assistance technology, the Chevy Cruze has enough to offer on its own. The Cruze gives you a 10-airbag system in the mid-range LT trim, compared to the Civic’s 6-airbags in the Civic Sport trim. Even where the base level trims are concerned, the Chevy Cruze adds Teen Driver technology, which is standard across all its trim levels, but not available in the Honda Civic. The top of the range Honda Civic Si and Type R trims are powerful cars, but where the base level trims are concerned, the Chevy Cruze gives you more for your money.

The infotainment systems are also better in the Chevy Cruze, with the lower end trims coming equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen in comparison to the Honda Civic’s 5-inch display screen. Two USB ports and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi are standard on the Cruze, while the Civic has only one USB port. You also get access to smartphone integration and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard on the Chevy Cruze, and either through upgrades or standard on upper trim levels on the Honda Civic.

So if you live in Wake Forest, or the nearby areas of Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill, and are wondering which of the two compact sedans are better for you, then the Chevy Cruze is the ideal choice, unless you are willing to pay more for a powerful and fully equipped Honda Civic. To purchase or get more information on the Chevy Cruze, visit the Capital Chevrolet dealership in Wake Forest, NC, today!

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