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2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Cruze, making it more convenient to drive.

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). 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Hyundai Sonata.

Dimensions
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.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Hyundai Sonata, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
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.

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

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2016 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,620 - $23,120

2016 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,300 - $34,075
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.32%
City MPG: 29 - 30 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 31 - 38
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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,537 - $22,080 $20,436 - $31,933

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.