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2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Jetta than the Chevrolet Cruze, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta, the Chevrolet Cruze may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Volkswagen Jetta. 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 Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Cruze takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Volkswagen Jetta. The Chevrolet Cruze has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2016 Chevrolet
Cruze

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

2016 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,680 - $29,280
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.32% As low as 4.82%
City MPG: 29 - 30 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 33 - 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,537 - $22,080 $16,973 - $28,109

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.