Compare 2013 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT 26 38 $18,868 $19,655
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $21,432 $22,325
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,040 $20,875
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $17,587 $18,225
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
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4-Door Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav PZEV 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav PZEV 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 24 31 $20,827 $21,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $23,419 $24,395
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $25,147 $26,195
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,819 $26,895
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $27,547 $28,695
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $28,315 $29,495
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 23 33 $19,771 $20,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $24,763 $25,795
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $26,491 $27,595
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,259 $28,395

Pricing

Invoice Price

$18,868
$15,979

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$19,655
$16,645

Monthly Payment Estimate

$328 / month
$277 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models. The Jetta draws drivers looking for a taut driving feel and delivers superior interior space; we'd pass on the low-cost base models, and aim for the standout TDI and GLI editions.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

38 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 4

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.90 53.6

Front Leg Room (in)

42.28 41.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.6 94.1

Front Hip Room (in)

53.00 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

35.35 38.1

Front Head Room (in)

39.30 38.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

52.40 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.76 55.2

Second Head Room (in)

37.90 37.1

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.10 57.2

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.30 60.6

Wheelbase (in)

105.70 104.4

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.70 70.0

Track Width, Front (in)

60.70 60.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

181.00 182.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.0 15.7

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA NA

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- TBD - 9.1 x 1.3

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

Four-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.6 14.5

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.7 3.01

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A N/A

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.5 16.40

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.7 36.4

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QYW NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/60R16 195/65HR15

Rear Tire Order Code

QYW NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60R16 195/65HR15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3126 2881

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 7.7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 140

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 4900 115 @ 5200

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

148 @ 1850 125 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LUV NA

Displacement

1.4L/83 2.0L/121

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

38 29

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.39

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.37

Trans Order Code

MH8 NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.53 3.68

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.15

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/manual shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 0.69

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 4.15

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.56

Trans Type

6 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Body Style

Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A N/A

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A N/A

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Compound Crank Torsion Beam

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.5 6.7

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - -

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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