Compare 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vs 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $15,067 $15,695
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,219 $16,895
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $17,275 $17,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Manual SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual TDI Value Edition 30 42 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door DSG TDI Value Edition 30 42 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,681 $23,625
4-Door Manual GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,737 $24,725
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door DSG Hybrid 42 48 $24,538 $25,560
4-Door DSG GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door Automatic SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,723 $26,795
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door DSG Hybrid SE 42 48 $26,539 $27,645
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $26,779 $27,895
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL 42 48 $29,035 $30,245
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $30,619 $31,895
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,067
$16,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,695
$17,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.90
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.76
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 35.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.40
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.00
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 181.00
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.10
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.5 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 3084
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.54
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA MZ0
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.07
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.3
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 4.75
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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