Compare 2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
2016 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 30 42 $18,450 $19,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT 30 42 $20,275 $21,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic Premier 30 40 $22,079 $23,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual L 29 41 $16,536 $16,620
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 29 41 $17,485 $18,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LT 29 41 $19,027 $19,820
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,611 $21,470
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $18,306 $18,970
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT w/1LT 26 38 $19,387 $20,195
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic LT w/2LT 26 38 $22,435 $23,370
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $23,273 $24,370
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $19,387 $20,195
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual L 25 36 $16,039 $16,120
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $17,220 $17,845
Cruze Limited 4-Door Sedan Manual LT w/1LT 26 38 $18,398 $19,165
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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 $17,699 $18,160
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 29 38 $17,311 $17,760
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 29 38 $21,063 $22,170
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 29 38 $19,395 $20,410
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 29 38 $17,632 $18,550
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $16,357 $16,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,450
$17,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,120
$18,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze inches closer to mid-size, while growing lighter, leaner, and more fuel-efficient. The 2016 Nissan Sentra is more compelling to value-seeking drivers than to enthusiasts.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.90 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.90 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 95.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.20 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.10 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.90 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.70 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.40 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.50 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.80 15.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9
Brake Type
- TBD - Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1M NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1M NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 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)
- TBD - 2858
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.77
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Order Code
MNU NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.01 - 0.55
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
5.0 5.3
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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