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2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2015 Hyundai Elantra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Cruze than the Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Cruze you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Elantra, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Cruze or the Hyundai Elantra, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is a little wider than the Hyundai Elantra, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Cruze takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Elantra.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Cruze and the Hyundai Elantra do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Cruze has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Elantra. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Hyundai Elantra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Cruze as you will in the Hyundai Elantra.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Elantra.

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2015 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $17,745 - $25,660

2015 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,250 - $21,700
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.39%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.50%
City MPG: 22 - 28 24 - 27
Highway MPG: 35 - 46 34 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,124 - $24,634 $16,734 - $20,766

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