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2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2014 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Cruze than in the Nissan Sentra, due to the Chevrolet Cruze's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Cruze and the Nissan Sentra in the front seats.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Cruze will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Sentra, 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). The Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Sentra. 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 Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is a little wider than the Nissan Sentra, 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 Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Cruze transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

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

Warranty
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Sentra.

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2014 Chevrolet
Cruze

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

2014 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,640
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City MPG: 22 - 28 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 35 - 46 36 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,907 - $23,986 $15,590 - $18,521

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