2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. Honda Civic

January 25th, 2019 by

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The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze outperforms the 2019 Honda Civic in a number of categories. Honda has rested on its laurels for too long, and Chevrolet has taken the crown as the better sedan. The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is bigger and offers more features but for a lower price.

Value

Cost is one of the main factors when considering a car purchase. The Chevrolet Cruze is currently available with an MSRP of $17,995. This is a much better value than the Honda Civic which has an MSRP of $19,450. The cost savings of the Chevrolet Cruze make it a much wiser purchase for many consumers instead of the Honda Civic. However, even though the Chevrolet Cruze is cheaper it also has many other features that make it better than the Honda Civic beyond price.

Space for Passengers

The Chevrolet Cruze for sale in Purcell, Oklahoma is not only cheaper than the Honda Civic, but it is also bigger. The Chevrolet Cruze Sedan has 0.2 inches more headroom and 4.6 more inches of rear hip room than the Honda Civic sedan.

Ergonomics

The Chevrolet Cruze has a unique feature of speed-sensitive wipers. The Honda Civic does not have speed sensitive wipers. The speed-sensitive wipers in the Chevrolet Cruze are able to advance their wiping speed in relation to the speed of the vehicle. This prevents the driver from having to annoyingly adjust the wiper speed when the vehicle speeds up or slows down.

The Honda Civic has no comparable feature. The Honda Civic simply has standard fixed intermittent wipers. They only have one fixed delay setting. This results in the driver becoming frustrated manually switching the wipers between slow and intermittent.

The headlights of the Chevrolet Cruze offer another great feature. The Chevrolet Cruze has sensitive light sensors. The light sensors in the Chevrolet Cruze are able to detect the approach of other vehicles. When another vehicle is approaching, the beams automatically switch over to a lower setting. This prevents the Chevrolet Cruze from blinding oncoming drivers. This feature helps reduce the number of accidents and ensures a safer driving experience on the road. The Honda Civic has no comparable feature. There are no automatically dimming high beams on the Honda Civic and the risk of blinding drivers in oncoming traffic and causing accidents, is high.

The Chevrolet Cruze is also far superior to the Honda Civic for driving on cold winter days. The Chevrolet Cruze has a heated steering wheel. The steering wheel will keep the driver’s hands warm when driving. The heated wheel also allows the driver to drive comfortably without having to wait for the car to warm up in the morning. The Honda Civic has no comparable feature. The driver of the Honda Civic will be exposed to cold hands while driving. The Honda Civic driver will also waste time and fuel in the morning waiting for their Honda Civic to warm up. For a more comfortable driving experience and to have more efficient use of time, the Chevrolet Cruze is clearly the better purchase.

Fuel Economy

The Chevrolet Cruze is significantly more fuel efficient than the Honda Civic. The Chevrolet Cruze is able to get 48 highway miles per gallon. The Honda Civic is only able to get 42 highway miles per gallon.

Brakes

The Chevrolet Cruze braking system is far superior to the Honda Civic. The Cruze is able to stop at much shorter distances than the Honda Civic. At speeds of sixty miles per hour, the Cruze is able to stop within 113 feet. The Honda Civic needs 127 feet to stop. At a higher speed of seventy miles per hour, the Chevrolet Cruze is able to stop in just 167 feet to a complete standstill. The Honda Civic needs a whopping 180 feet to reach a complete stop making the Civic far inferior to the Chevrolet Cruze.

Engine

The Cruze has a 1.4 turbo four-cylinder engine that is able to generate 39 pounds per foot more torque than the Honda Civic’s engine. The Civic engine is only a 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder. Tests have shown that the Chevrolet Cruze is faster than the Honda Civic.

Transmission

The Chevrolet Cruze has an automatic transmission as part of the standard package. The automatic transmission is an extra cost feature in the Honda Civic. An automatic transmission is important to have for comfortable driving.

The Cruze also has upshift lights that are part of the standard package. These lights indicated when to shift the car based on current power needs and conditions. There is no available upshift light on the Honda Civic.

Warranty

One of the best features of the Chevrolet Cruze is that it is covered by a six-year-long warranty. The Honda Civic is only covered by a five-year warranty.

Insurance

Cheaper insurance is available for people who smartly purchase the Chevrolet Cruze. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that in order to purchase insurance for a Honda Civic, that it will cost a buyer $260 more than purchasing insurance for the Chevrolet Cruze over a five-year period. Budget-minded consumers should certainly consider purchasing the Chevrolet Cruze in this case.

The Chevrolet Cruze is ultimately less expensive to operate than the Honda Civic. The Honda Civic generally requires more expensive repairs. The Chevrolet Cruze is cheaper to maintain and requires less expensive repairs on average.

  • The Chevrolet Cruze starter is $158 less than the starter for the Honda Civic.
  • A fuel pump for the Chevrolet Cruze is $133 less than the price of a fuel pump for the Honda Civic.
  • The front struts for a Chevrolet Cruze are $16 less than the price of front struts for the Honda Civic.
  • A timing belt chain is $91 less for the Chevrolet Cruze than for the timing belt chain on the Honda Civic.
  • The power steering pump for the Chevrolet Cruze is $72 less than the steering pump for the Honda Civic.

Ultimately, it is easy to see why the Chevrolet Cruze is a much better value than the Honda Civic.

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