Compare 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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2018 Honda Civic
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2018 Hyundai Elantra
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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 27 38 $20,467 $21,320
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 $23,059 $24,020
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.6L LT w/1SG 29 48 $24,499 $25,520
Cruze 4-Door HB 1.6L LT w/1SH 30 45 $24,883 $25,920
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L L w/1SM 27 40 $16,890 $16,975
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SA 27 40 $17,784 $18,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LS w/1SB 29 40 $18,744 $19,525
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SC 27 40 $20,083 $20,920
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L LT w/1SD 29 40 $20,659 $21,520
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.4L Premier w/1SF 29 39 $22,579 $23,520
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SG 30 52 $22,867 $23,820
Cruze 4-Door Sedan 1.6L LT w/1SH 31 47 $24,403 $25,420
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LX-P CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,655 $21,150
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $23,914 $25,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,840 $26,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $20,951 $22,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 31 40 $19,831 $21,340
Civic Sedan EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,757 $22,340
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,294 $24,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Navigation 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT 32 42 $20,905 $22,500
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-T Manual 31 42 $20,164 $21,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $18,350 $19,740
Civic Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,276 $20,740
Civic Sedan LX Manual 28 40 $17,609 $18,940
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 32 42 $24,886 $26,800
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/High Performance Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $32,200 $34,700
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,834 $20,550
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $21,078 $22,100
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $21,078 $22,100
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,377 $17,950
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic SULEV 29 38 $17,377 $17,950
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,432 $16,950
Elantra SEL 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $18,227 $18,850
Elantra SEL 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $18,227 $18,850
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,940 $22,900
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,906 $21,800
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,172 $19,850
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic SULEV 28 37 $19,172 $19,850
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,543 $20,350
Elantra GT Manual 23 31 $18,603 $19,350
Elantra GT Sport Automatic 26 32 $23,303 $24,350
Elantra GT Sport Manual 22 29 $22,269 $23,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,467
$19,655
$19,834
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,320
$21,150
$20,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$353 / month
$343 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevy Cruze offers lots of compelling reasons to select it, but we’d like to see more safety tech on its standard equipment roster. The 2018 Honda Civic is a good car made better by plenty of options and value at nearly every stop. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra adds a versatile hatchback to the fold and makes a more compelling case as a compact contender in a value-packed segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 30 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 39 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.9 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 88.6 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 34.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.1 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.9 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 36.5 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 48.1 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 176.9 179.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 54.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.5 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.9 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.1 14.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 8
Brake Type
- TBD - 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 12.4 14
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.7 17.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/55HR16 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
Q1U NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/55HR16 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1U NA NA
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 - 2775 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 7 15 X 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - 130
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 2.0 L/122 1.4 L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 158 @ 6500 128 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 138 @ 4200 156 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 39 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 30 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 34 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - 1.96
Trans Type
6 1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.71 5.10
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - 2.26
Trans Order Code
MF3 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.68 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.53 - 0.41 3.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Honda Civic Coupe Hyundai Elantra
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.2 5.0
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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