Compare 2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Chevrolet Cruze
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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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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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,179 $17,895
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 35 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta 1.8T SEL Premium Automatic 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta 1.8T Sport Automatic 25 35 $21,288 $22,175
Jetta GLI Automatic 24 33 $27,835 $28,995
Jetta GLI Manual 23 33 $26,779 $27,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,390
$18,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,240
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$317 / 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. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a decent compact car—one in a crowded field, without a "killer app."
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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)
94 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 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.10 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
175.30 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.70 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.30 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.50 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3
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
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1U NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
Q1U NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 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)
2982 3025
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.27 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.56
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 3.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.51
Trans Order Code
MF3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.5
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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