Compare 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
2018 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 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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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,858 $19,645
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,898 $18,645
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,355 $22,245
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,395 $21,245
Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 28 38 $20,491 $21,345
Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition Manual 28 40 $19,531 $20,345
Jetta 1.8T SE Sport Automatic 24 33 $22,315 $23,245
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $25,195 $26,245
Jetta 2.0T GLI DSG 24 33 $28,362 $29,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,467
$18,858
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,320
$19,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
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 Volkswagen Jetta is a competent, comfortable sedan, but it’s light on personality and feels a little old against fresh-faced rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 183.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.7
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)
NA 10
Brake Type
- TBD - 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 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 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.4
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 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)
- TBD - 3009
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
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 - 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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.51
Trans Order Code
MF3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
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 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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