Compare 2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Chevrolet Cruze
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door HB Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door HB Diesel 30 45 $25,179 $26,120
Cruze 4-Door HB LS 28 38 $18,913 $19,620
Cruze 4-Door HB LT 28 38 $21,323 $22,120
Cruze 4-Door HB Premier 28 37 $23,155 $24,020
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Diesel 31 48 $24,697 $25,620
Cruze 4-Door Sedan L 28 38 $17,977 $17,995
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LS 28 38 $18,431 $19,120
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT 28 38 $20,938 $21,720
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Premier 28 38 $22,673 $23,520
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $17,995 $18,745
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/SULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/ULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition DSG 25 32 $26,683 $27,795
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition Manual 25 32 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $28,795 $29,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 32 $28,028 $29,195
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,723 $26,795
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 32 $24,955 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,179
$22,316
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,120
$23,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
45 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 94.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
175.3 185.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.8
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)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr 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
Front Tire Order Code
Q1N NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q1N NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55HR17
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)
3229 2970
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 3750 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbo Diesel Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 2000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
LH7 NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.4 L/85
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
45 40
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.97
Trans Order Code
M3D NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.23
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 5.07
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.2
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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