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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$17,995 to $25,620
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$18,895 to $27,945
Invoice* $17,941 to $24,646 $18,139 to $26,827
MPG - City 28 - 31 30
MPG - Hwy 38 - 48 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Cruze than in the Volkswagen Jetta, due to the Chevrolet Cruze's smaller rear 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. In this case, the Chevrolet Cruze will cost less to deliver to the dealership 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta.

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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta.