2018 Chevy Cruze LS

Used Car Showdown: Chevy Cruze vs Toyota Corolla

If you’re in the market for a quality, compact sedan, the Chevy Cruze and Toyota Corolla are great options. Both offer good fuel economy, a spacious cabin, and cool tech features. These sedans are perfect for commuters or those seeking to save on fuel costs. Read on to learn the differences between these two popular compact cars.

The Toyota Corolla has been in production since 1968, so it has had decades to refine itself and become a reliable car. The Chevy Cruze has been in production since 2009 with major redesigns occurring in 2016 and 2018 (pictured below). In this blog post, we will review the key differences between the Toyota Corolla and Chevy Cruze, so you can make the best choice when shopping for a used vehicle. We will specifically look at ratings, features, and fuel economy to compare.

2018 Chevy Cruze LS
2018 Chevy Cruze LS | $14,490

As a side note, Car City believes that everyone deserves a quality vehicle. We understand this need and have a large selection of quality used vehicles in our inventory. Car City specializes in supplying our customers with newer used vehicles. Our promise at Car City is that no one else provides better quality used vehicles to people of all credit types.

Chevy Cruze

The Chevy Cruze has consistently ranked high in U.S. News’s compact car ratings, for many reasons. The newer models have an impressive infotainment system, outstanding fuel economy, spacious seating, and great reliability ratings. The 2017 model, for example, gets 28-31 mpg in the city and an impressive 37-52 on the highway with a 137-153 horsepower engine. The Cruze has also consistently received high safety scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and earned the honor “2017 Best New Car For Teens” by U.S. News.

2017 Chevy Cruze LT
2017 Chevy Cruze LT | $21,490

Standard safety features include OnStar, a rear-view camera, and Teen Driver (which allows parents to set limits for stereo volume and maximum speed). The Cruze is perfect for your daily driving needs with its refined handling and suspension.

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla also has a long history, spanning since 1968! Naturally, it has had time to evolve and refine itself over the years, generation after generation. The Corolla is a popular compact car, with more than 40 million sold! The Corolla is a great choice due to its standard tech features, great fuel economy, and roomy cabin. For example, the 2019 Toyota Corolla gets 27-32 mpg in the city and 35-42 on the highway with a 132-168 horsepower engine. The Corolla has a pretty smooth ride, with accurate steering and strong brakes.

2019 Toyota Corolla SE
2019 Toyota Corolla SE | $21,490

The Toyota Corolla has great standard safety features including forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Corolla the highest rating of “Good” in its five standard crash tests.

Used Vehicles at Car City

The compact sedan category is quite large and faces stiff competition. While the Chevy Cruze provides more power and better specs with its 1.4L Turbo 4-cylinder engine, both vehicles offer you great fuel economy, cabin space, and comparable tech features. It ultimately depends which features are most important to you and what fits your lifestyle. Either way, the Chevy Cruze and Toyota Corolla offer many commuters, families, and regular drivers a great, fuel-efficient option.

At Car City, our large inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

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