Compare 2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Chevrolet Cruze

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1.8T 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1.8T 4-Door Manual S 25 36 $19,099 $19,895
1.8T 4-Door Automatic S 25 35 $20,155 $20,995
1.8T Manual S 25 35 $20,718 $21,580
1.8T 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg Edition 25 36 $20,705 $21,595
1.8T Automatic S 25 34 $21,773 $22,680
1.8T 4-Door Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 25 35 $21,761 $22,795
1.8T Manual 4MOTION S 22 32 $22,877 $23,830
1.8T Automatic 4MOTION S 22 30 $23,932 $24,930
2.0T 2-Door Manual S 24 34 $23,995 $24,995
1.8T 4-Door Automatic SE 25 35 $24,427 $25,445
2.0T 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $24,571 $25,595
2.0T 2-Door DSG S 24 32 $25,051 $26,095
2.0T 4-Door DSG S 24 32 $25,627 $26,695
1.8T Automatic SE 25 34 $25,948 $27,030
1.8T 4-Door Automatic SEL 25 35 $26,875 $27,995
2.0T 4-Door Manual Sport 24 34 $26,875 $27,995
2.0T 4-Door DSG Sport 24 32 $27,931 $29,095
1.8T Automatic SEL 25 34 $28,772 $29,970
2.0T 4-Door Manual SE 24 34 $29,555 $30,890
2.0T 4-Door DSG SE 24 32 $30,611 $31,990
2.0T 4-Door Manual Automaticbahn 24 34 $32,651 $34,095
2.0T 4-Door DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $33,707 $35,195
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 28 39 $16,890 $16,975
4-Door Sedan LS 28 39 $17,784 $18,525
4-Door Sedan LT 28 39 $19,344 $20,150
4-Door HB LT 28 37 $20,390 $21,240
4-Door Sedan Premier 29 39 $22,536 $23,475
4-Door HB Premier 28 37 $22,987 $23,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,099
$16,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,895
$16,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's a Golf for nearly every taste and need—Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen— and don't forget about the EV eGolf, which is very balanced and fun to drive. The 2017 Chevy Cruze adds a hatch to the family that retains the same good ride and ample space, without being boomy or loud.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.30
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.20
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.90
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 94
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.90
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.00
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.20
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.90
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.50
Track Width, Front (in)
61 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
167.5 183.70
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.40
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 106.30
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.8
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 - TBD -
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)
10.7 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1M
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1M
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2963 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1600 177 @ 2000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA LE2
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.4L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 153 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 39
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MF3
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 4.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.16
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.5
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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