The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is a compact car in a growing segment—literally and figuratively.
Many are approaching mid-size proportions, while offering the same fuel-efficient powertrains.
The Toyota Corolla is a popular pick in the segment, somewhat because we're all creatures of habit.
The Corolla adds standout new safety features this year, but little else about the car is exciting.
The Mazda 3 may be the best driver's car among the crowd and is high on our list, but nowhere near as spacious as the Cruze.
Both the Focus and Jetta are getting long in the tooth, but would be good value picks in the class.
The Elantra beats them all on value, however, but doesn't have the same interior comfort as top Cruze models.
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|28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Midsize Cars||Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 1.4L L w/1SM||S Sedan||SE 2.0L Manual (Ulsan)||Sport Manual||L CVT (GS)||1.4T S Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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