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Compare 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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2018 Honda Civic
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2018 Toyota Corolla
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Select style
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
Select style
EX-L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT 31 40 $22,039 $23,725
Civic Coupe EX-T CVT 31 40 $20,998 $22,600
Civic Coupe EX-T Manual 30 41 $20,257 $21,800
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 39 $18,729 $20,150
Civic Coupe LX Manual 28 39 $17,989 $19,350
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,655 $21,150
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 31 40 $24,539 $26,425
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $21,599 $23,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
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 LX CVT 31 40 $19,470 $20,950
Civic Hatchback LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,396 $21,950
Civic Hatchback LX Manual 29 38 $18,729 $20,150
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 Si Sedan Manual 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/High Performance Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $32,200 $34,700
Select style
L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla L CVT 28 36 $17,577 $18,600
Corolla LE CVT 28 36 $17,625 $19,035
Corolla LE Eco CVT 30 40 $17,995 $19,435
Corolla LE Eco w/Package 1 CVT 29 38 $17,995 $19,435
Corolla SE CVT 28 35 $19,022 $20,545
Corolla SE Manual 27 35 $20,152 $21,765
Corolla XLE CVT 28 36 $20,403 $22,035
Corolla XSE CVT 28 35 $21,093 $22,780
Corolla iM CVT 28 36 $18,139 $19,590
Corolla iM Manual 27 35 $17,454 $18,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,467
$22,039
$17,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,320
$23,725
$18,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$395 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.5
6.3
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. Perfectly average in every way, the Toyota Corolla is thoroughly competent, but not at all interesting.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 31 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 34.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.6 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.1 53
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.9 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 36.5 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 48.1 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.9 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 88.6 97.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 54.9 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.8 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.9 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 176.9 183.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.9 13
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 9
Brake Type
- TBD - 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.7 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q1U NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/50HR17 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1U NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P215/50HR17 P195/65SR15
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 - 2900 2840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5600 174 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 2000-4000 162 @ 1700 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LE2 NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 31 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 40 36
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.86 2.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans Order Code
MF3 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.81 4.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.65 - 0.41 2.48 - 0.40
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans Type
6 1 1
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Honda Civic Coupe Toyota Corolla
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.0 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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