2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2017 Toyota Corolla are both efficient small cars. Either one could be a solid choice for drivers here in the Homewood and Calumet City area. They aren’t identical, however, and if you want the best car for the money then consider how they match up below.
Price and Value
The Chevrolet Cruze is priced from only $16,975 MSRP in the most basic L trim level. The Toyota Corolla starts at $18,500 MSRP in the L trim level. That’s a sizable difference for a car in this class!
Powertrains, Performance, and Efficiency
You’re probably looking at this class and putting fuel economy first, but you don’t want a car that’s underpowered. Take a look at how these two models compare side by side:
- Corolla Performance: The Corolla gets a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that generates 132 hp, and earns 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined in EPA testing with standard automatic transmission.
- Cruze Performance: The Chevy Cruze gets a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Cruze can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, and can achieve up to 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway with the automatic.
The Cruze provides both impressive performance and superior fuel economy when you compare it to the Toyota Corolla.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The Cruze offers a 100,000-mile/5-year powertrain warranty with roadside assistance, while the Toyota Corolla is only covered for up to 60,000-miles/5-years of coverage, with only two years and 25,000 miles worth of roadside assistance coverage.
Features and Options
The Toyota Corolla and the Chevy Cruze both get some of the latest technology, but the more affordable Cruze actually offers a few features that are missing from the Corolla. Those include a compass, a driver information center, and two 12-volt DC power outlets.
Visit Chevrolet of Homewood
You can drive the current Chevrolet Cruze right now at Chevrolet of Homewood. We’re located at 18033 Halsted St in Homewood, IL, just a moment from Calumet City and almost anywhere in the Chicagoland area. Visit us today to learn more about the Cruze!