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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla

If you’re shopping for a compact car, then you have to see the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. the 2019 Toyota Corolla. It should be noted from the outset that the Toyota Corolla offers a wide array of standard features, including standard safety features, to Clarkston drivers. However, when we look at the Chevrolet Cruze fuel economy compared to the Corolla, it’s clear that the Cruze is well worth a closer look. Since both of these compact cars offers a sedan build and a hatchback design, our Cruze vs. Corolla comparison is bound to be especially competitive.

Fuel Economy: Cruze vs. Corolla

Fuel economy is one of the most important considerations for drivers, no matter where you go, and our neighbors in the Clarkston area are no exception. Although the Corolla is far from lackluster in this regard, even the Cruze’s baseline trims have the advantage. What’s more, the Chevrolet is also available with an exceptionally efficient diesel engine that gets up to 31 mpg city and 48 mpg highway without compromising power or torque. Here, we’ve compared the fuel economy of each model’s baseline trims:

  • 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L
    • Transmission: Automatic
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel Economy (City): 29 mpg
    • Fuel Economy (Highway): 40 mpg
  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan L
    • Transmission: Automatic
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel Economy (City): 28 mpg
    • Fuel Economy (Highway): 36 mpg
  • 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS:
    • Transmission: Automatic
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Fuel Economy (City): 29 mpg
    • Fuel Economy (Highway): 38 mpg
  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE:
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Fuel Economy (City): 28 mpg
    • Fuel Economy (Highway): 37 mpg
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Chevy Cruze Cost vs. Toyota Corolla Cost

Both the Cruze and the Corolla are great values, but the Cruze enjoys a slight edge in terms of starting cost! Part of the Toyota Corolla’s higher starting price can be explained by its standard driver-assistance features and standard amenities, which include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless start, and more. Here’s how they line up:

  • 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L: $17,995 MSRP
  • 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS: $19,620 MSRP
  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Sedan L: $18,700 MSRP
  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE: $19,990 MSRP

Driver-assistance features are available as upgrades on the Cruze, and since the Chevrolet starts at a lower price, we think this disadvantage is easily mitigated. If you value baseline features more than performance, you may consider the Corolla a better purchase. If not, then these pricing advantages make the Cruze a clear winner.

Test Drive a Chevrolet Cruze at Bowman Chevy

Now that you’ve seen how the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze compares to the 2019 Toyota Corolla, we’re sure that you’ll be eager to take the next steps. Contact Bowman Chevy today to take a new Chevrolet vehicle for a test drive on the roads near Waterford, or to learn more about our financing options. In the meantime, keep up with our blog to learn more about topics like when it makes sense to lease.

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