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2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2015 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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.

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. If you go with the Chevrolet Cruze, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Cruze has much less torque than the Hyundai Sonata, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Cruze has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Sonata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
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.

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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2015 Chevrolet
Cruze

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

2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $28,575
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.39%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.86%
City MPG: 22 - 28 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 35 - 46 32 - 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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,124 - $24,634 $20,295 - $26,846

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