Compare 2017 Buick Verano vs 2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Buick Verano
2017 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan Leather Group
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 31 $25,492 $26,555
Verano 4-Door Sedan Sport Touring 21 31 $23,150 $24,115
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SV 21 31 $20,959 $21,065
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4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SC 28 37 $20,390 $21,240
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SD 29 38 $21,043 $21,920
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L Premier w/1SF 28 37 $22,987 $23,945
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L L w/1SM 28 39 $16,890 $16,975
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SA 28 39 $17,784 $18,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SB 30 40 $18,744 $19,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SC 28 39 $19,344 $20,150
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SD 30 40 $20,592 $21,450
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L Premier w/1SF 29 39 $22,536 $23,475
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SG 30 52 $22,843 $23,795
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SH 31 47 $24,379 $25,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,492
$20,390
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,555
$21,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Buick Verano delivers quiet and comfort but the most appealing engine, the 2.0-liter turbo, doesn't return for the final run. Buyers should look for deals on this lame-duck car. The 2017 Chevy Cruze adds a hatch to the family that retains the same good ride and ample space, without being boomy or loud.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 36.10
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.90
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.90
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.90
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.20
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 94
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.20
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 70.50
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 175.30
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.30
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 22.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 47.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 13.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0 Q1U
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
RJ0 Q1U
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD ZAD
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 2982
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 177 @ 2000-4000
Engine Order Code
LEA LE2
Displacement
2.4L/145 1.4L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700 153 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/4-cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.16
Trans Order Code
MH8 MF3
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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