Compare 2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

2015 Chevrolet Cruze
2015 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 $19,291 $20,095
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $22,339 $23,270
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Diesel 27 46 $24,633 $25,660
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,515 $21,370
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $18,209 $18,870
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $23,177 $24,270
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $18,302 $19,065
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,291 $20,095
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual L 25 36 $16,089 $16,170
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $17,123 $17,745
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4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE 25 37 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE PZEV 25 37 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity 25 37 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity PZEV 25 37 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity/Navigation 25 37 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SE w/Connectivity/Navigation PZEV 25 37 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL 25 37 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL PZEV 25 37 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 37 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0L S 23 34 $17,688 $18,425
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0L S w/Technology 23 34 $18,642 $19,420
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE 24 32 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 24 32 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL 24 32 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 24 32 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI S 31 45 $21,830 $22,740
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 31 45 $24,168 $25,175
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SEL 31 45 $26,409 $27,510
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,874 $31,120
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T SE 25 37 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T SE PZEV 25 37 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 37 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L Base 25 34 $15,567 $16,215
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L S 25 34 $16,633 $17,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L S w/Technology 25 34 $17,587 $18,320
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI S 31 46 $20,774 $21,640
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity 31 46 $23,113 $24,075
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SEL 31 46 $25,353 $26,410
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,291
$19,291
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,095
$20,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze might now be one of the oldest designs in its class, but it remains one of the strongest entries -- especially for those focused on comfort, practicality, and fuel-efficiency. The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has a nicer interior, more fuel-efficient engines, and should be safer, while retaining its huge interior and trunk, plus the response and roadholding that make it fun to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.28 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.35 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 183.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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
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 36.4
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 Full-Size
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)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3118 3124
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.25 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
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
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 3.50
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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
5.9 5.9
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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