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2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Cruze is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Cruze doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 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 Hybrid. The Chevrolet Cruze has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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

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2014 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $17,520 - $24,985

2014 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $30,750
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.74%
City MPG: 22 - 28 36
Highway MPG: 35 - 46 --
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*: $16,907 - $23,986 $24,573 - $28,859

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