Compare 2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Chevrolet Cruze
2017 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SC 28 37 $20,390 $21,240
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L LT w/1SD 29 38 $21,043 $21,920
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.4L Premier w/1SF 28 37 $22,987 $23,945
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L L w/1SM 28 39 $16,890 $16,975
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SA 28 39 $17,784 $18,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SB 30 40 $18,744 $19,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SC 28 39 $19,344 $20,150
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SD 30 40 $20,592 $21,450
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L Premier w/1SF 29 39 $22,536 $23,475
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SG 30 52 $22,843 $23,795
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SH 31 47 $24,379 $25,395
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1.8T 4-Door S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.8T 4-Door S Automatic 25 35 $20,155 $20,995
Golf 1.8T 4-Door S Manual 25 36 $19,099 $19,895
Golf 1.8T 4-Door SE Automatic 25 35 $24,427 $25,445
Golf 1.8T 4-Door SEL Automatic 25 35 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 1.8T 4-Door Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 25 35 $21,761 $22,795
Golf 1.8T 4-Door Wolfsburg Edition Manual 25 36 $20,705 $21,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $25,873 $26,950
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 22 32 $24,817 $25,850
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $29,308 $30,530
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 22 32 $28,252 $29,430
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $31,575 $32,890
Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door S DSG 24 32 $25,051 $26,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door S Manual 24 34 $23,995 $24,995
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $33,707 $35,195
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Automaticbahn Manual 24 34 $32,651 $34,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door S DSG 24 32 $25,627 $26,695
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door S Manual 24 34 $24,571 $25,595
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door SE DSG 24 32 $30,611 $31,990
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door SE Manual 24 34 $29,555 $30,890
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Sport DSG 24 32 $27,931 $29,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Sport Manual 24 34 $26,875 $27,995
Golf R 4-Door DSG 23 30 $35,285 $36,755
Golf R 4-Door DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $38,768 $40,475
Golf R 4-Door Manual 22 31 $34,229 $35,655
Golf R 4-Door Manual w/DCC/Nav 22 31 $37,712 $39,375
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 25 34 $21,773 $22,680
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 30 $23,932 $24,930
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 25 35 $20,718 $21,580
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 32 $22,877 $23,830
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SE Automatic 25 34 $25,948 $27,030
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 34 $28,772 $29,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,390
$20,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,240
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevy Cruze adds a hatch to the family that retains the same good ride and ample space, without being boomy or loud. There's a Golf for nearly every taste and need—Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen— and don't forget about the EV eGolf, which is very balanced and fun to drive.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.90 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.90 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.20 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.10 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.90 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
175.30 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.70 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 103.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.50 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 52.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.7
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1U NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1U NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/65HR15
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)
2982 3023
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 184 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LE2 _VC20_
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.56
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.51
Trans Order Code
MF3 _5MT01
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.27 4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.0
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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