Compare 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2014 Volkswagen Jetta

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
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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
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $25,503 $26,565
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $26,558 $27,665
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,230 $28,365
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,998 $29,165
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $28,287 $29,465
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $29,054 $30,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,906
$20,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,520
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$350 / 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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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 91.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 32.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 66.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 32.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.1
Brake Type
Pwr -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3084 3186
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.75 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.27
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.60
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.12
Trans Order Code
MZ0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style
Sedan Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.9
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
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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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