2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Chevy Cruze


2017 Honda Civic

Base Engine 2.0L 4-Cyl.
Horsepower 158 hp @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Economy(MPG) 28 city / 40 hwy *
Rear Leg Room 37.4 inches

2017 Chevy Cruze

Base Engine 1.4L 4-Cyl.
Horsepower 153 hp @ 5600 rpm
Fuel Economy(MPG) 28 city / 39 hwy
Rear Leg Room 36.1 inches

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The Honda Civic and the Chevy Cruze belong to the category of compact cars. Sometimes known as economy cars, these vehicles provide drivers with a variety of benefits. They're small enough to maneuver easily in tight spots, but they still provide room for five people to fit comfortably. In addition, compact models offer some of the best fuel economy of any gas-powered car on the road today. The 2017 Civic and Cruze both get around 30 city/40 highway miles per gallon. Compact cars are also stylish, with a sporty, modern design. The Civic is available as a sedan, coupe, and hatchback, while Cruze is available as a sedan or hatchback. Both of these models may be appealing to a driver looking for a compact car, but the Civic wins out in several important areas.

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The Civic is known as being a fun car to drive, and the 2017 model doesn't disappoint. It comes with a 2.0 L inline-4 engine that generates 158 hp at 6500 rpm. The Cruze only has a 1.4L inline-4 and puts out 153 hp at 5600 rpm. Although the Cruze provides slightly better torque, with 177 ft-lbs. at 2000 rpm, drivers will find that the Civic accelerates more quickly, providing a fast and smooth ride. Drivers will also have the option of a six-speed automatic transmission or a CVT manual transmission.

Interior & Styling

Although the two models are comparable in size, the Civic offers better space for passengers as well as better cargo capacity. The Civic has 37.4 inches of rear leg room and 55.0 inches of rear shoulder room. The Cruze only has 36.1 inches of rear leg room and 53.2 inches of shoulder room. In the Civic sedan, drivers will find 15.1 cu. ft. of trunk space, while the Cruze sedan only provides 13.9 cu. ft. When looking at the hatchback specifications of both models, they deliver a similar cargo capacity of around 47 cu. ft. However, the Civic hatchback offers drivers more head room and shoulder room than the Cruze.


All types of cars are adding more and more safety features, and both of these models offer a number of important ones, including 4-wheel antilock brakes, front and rear side-mounted airbags, and front and rear head curtain airbags. They also have an option of including forward collision warning system. Drivers of the 2017 Civic can truly have peace of mind as the model has earned five stars from the NHTSA. In addition, it has a superior rating in the forward crash prevention category.

The Civic and the Cruze are both good entries in the compact car niche. However, the Civic offers drivers a better performance on the road and a better overall experience. Plus, the Civic is known as a model that holds its value over time. Come by our Honda dealership to test drive one and feel all of the benefits firsthand.   CONTACT US TODAY

* 28 city / 40 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT Automatic models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT Automatic models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).