The Chevrolet Cruze offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Hyundai Sonata, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Sonata. 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 Sonata have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Chevrolet Cruze is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Cruze is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Sonata, which may make it easier to park.
The Chevrolet Cruze has much less torque than the Hyundai Sonata, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Chevrolet Cruze has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Sonata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Sonata. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Hyundai Sonata. The Chevrolet Cruze has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Sonata, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.
Compare the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2014 Hyundai Sonata.
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MSRP*: $17,520 - $24,985
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MSRP*: $21,450 - $28,650
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.90%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 1.39%|
|City MPG:||22 - 28||21 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||35 - 46||32 - 35|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$16,907 - $23,986||$20,532 - $26,760|
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