No rival offers a turbodiesel engine, so if that’s your goal, stop reading.
However, the Cruze stacks up well against competitors like the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla that offer both sedan and hatchback bodystyles.
The Civic is more fun, but its styling is polarizing.
The Mazda 3 is sportier, but its infotainment comes up short.
And the Toyota Corolla is sensible, but short on personality.
Don’t discount the latest Hyundai Elantra, which is a solid choice.
Do discount the Ford Focus—though its aging design can make for big cuts off of its list price.
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|28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan L||LX CVT||SE Manual||L CVT (GS)||S Sedan||Sport Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic||CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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