Compare 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
2014 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,906 $17,520
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $18,062 $18,815
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $19,137 $19,935
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,733 $23,805
4-Door Sedan Diesel 27 46 $23,985 $24,985
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4-Door Sedan Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 37 $15,876 $16,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 27 36 $16,443 $17,400
4-Door Sedan CVT LE 29 38 $16,944 $18,300
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO 30 42 $17,314 $18,700
4-Door Sedan CVT LE Plus 29 38 $17,314 $18,700
4-Door Sedan CVT S 29 37 $17,592 $19,000
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Plus 30 40 $17,962 $19,400
4-Door Sedan CVT LE Premium 29 38 $17,963 $19,400
4-Door Sedan CVT S Plus 29 37 $18,240 $19,700
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Premium 30 40 $18,611 $20,100
4-Door Sedan CVT S Premium 29 37 $18,889 $20,400
4-Door Sedan Manual S Plus 28 37 $19,722 $21,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,906
$15,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,520
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Chevy Cruze is comfortable and practical--and now it offers a diesel engine that can return 40 mpg in real-world use. The 2014 Toyota Corolla keeps its frugal, responsible core but adds a lot more verve.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 97.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 53
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.5 x 0.5 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9
Brake Type
Pwr -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3084 2800
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.75 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.62
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.31
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.33
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.91
Trans Order Code
MZ0 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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