Compare 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
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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 Automatic SE w/Connectivity
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity PZEV 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 PZEV 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI PZEV 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid 42 48 $24,538 $25,560
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SE 42 48 $26,539 $27,645
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL 42 48 $29,035 $30,245
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $30,619 $31,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI Value Edition 30 42 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $25,339 $26,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $26,779 $27,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $15,067 $15,695
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn PZEV 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 PZEV 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav PZEV 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI PZEV 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,219 $16,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity PZEV 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,681 $23,625
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI Value Edition 30 42 $20,443 $21,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,723 $26,795
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof PZEV 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $26,558 $27,665
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $28,287 $29,465
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $29,054 $30,265
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $25,503 $26,565
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,230 $28,365
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,998 $29,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,113
$20,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,910
$21,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$364 / 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 VW Jetta stands out in TDI and GLI trim, and its new four-cylinder erases our bad memories of the old five-cylinder.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 182.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.7
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.5 x 0.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.5
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3118 3018
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.25 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 170 @ 6200
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.19
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.37
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.2
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
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
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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