Compare 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2014 Nissan Sentra

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
2014 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT 26 38 $19,113 $19,910
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $21,676 $22,580
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Diesel 27 46 $23,985 $24,985
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,284 $21,130
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $18,050 $18,705
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,733 $23,805
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $18,062 $18,815
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 2LT 26 38 $20,443 $21,295
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,137 $19,935
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $16,906 $17,520
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 40 $16,804 $17,240
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 40 $16,922 $17,940
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,416 $16,840
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,521 $19,640
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,675 $18,740
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,547 $17,540
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,590 $15,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,113
$16,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,910
$17,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.8
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. The 2014 Nissan Sentra focuses on comfort, spaciousness and style over driving dynamics in an attempt to push this economy car up-market.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 95.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.1
Brakes
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 Front Disc/Rear Drum
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 - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
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)
3118 2836
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.25 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.77
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.01 - 0.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
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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