Despite the surging popularity of utility vehicles, today's small sedans are do-it-alls. They're practically mid-size these days, and the top entrants still sell hundreds of thousands of units a year. And each new entrant offers better safety, nicer interiors, and features that equal and sometimes outdo pricier rivals.
The Toyota Corolla has long been the sales champ among compact sedans, but it's now five years old. The Chevy Cruze was brand-new for 2016, and better than it's ever been. To shoppers looking for value, reliability, and comfort around $20,000, which is the better choice: the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze or the 2017 Toyota Corolla?