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
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9
Brake Type
Pwr -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3084 2800
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front 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
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Toyota Corolla
Suspension
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 -
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 -
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
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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