Compare 2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
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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 Limited 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,611 $21,470
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 LT w/1LT 26 38 $18,398 $19,165
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4-Door Automatic 1.4T S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T S 28 39 $18,029 $18,780
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T S w/Technology 28 39 $18,984 $19,775
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T SE 28 39 $19,291 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.4T SE w/Connectivity 28 39 $21,433 $22,325
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL 25 36 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL PZEV 25 36 $22,705 $23,650
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 25 36 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium PZEV 25 36 $24,366 $25,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 1.8T Sport PZEV 25 36 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE 24 33 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE PZEV 24 33 $26,898 $28,020
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL 24 33 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL PZEV 24 33 $29,166 $30,380
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI S N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,874 $31,120
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.4T S 28 40 $16,973 $17,680
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.4T S w/Technology 28 40 $17,928 $18,675
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 1.4T SE 28 40 $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 TDI S N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A
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
$18,450
$18,029
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,120
$18,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$313 / 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 Volkswagen Jetta keeps its excellent handling and high safety ratings, but it's starting to show its age in a a few ways.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.10 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.90 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.90 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.90 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.20 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.50 70
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
183.70 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.40 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 104.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.80 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.7
Brake Type
- TBD - 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1M NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
Q1M NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3025
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.19
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.50
Trans Order Code
MNU NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.5 (Est)
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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