Compare 2016 Chevy Cruze MPG Ratings to a Honda

February 11th, 2016 by

2016 Honda Civic LXIf you’re a Central Illinois driver looking longingly at the 2016 Chevy Cruze mpg ratings, we want to make sure you know about the Cruze’s competitors. While the small car world is fierce, perhaps the most competitive model in the class is the 2016 Honda Civic. Available now at a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you, the new Civic sedan has one of two different engine options, both of which deliver more power and a better fuel economy than the Chevy Cruze.

It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Read on to see the specs for yourself.

The 2016 Chevy Cruze MPG Ratings on Trial

While the Cruze has a reputation for efficiency, so does the Civic—and Honda’s dedication to fuel economy goes back longer than the Cruze has been in production. But let’s look at the numbers: How do the 2016 Chevy Cruze mpg ratings compare to the 2016 Honda Civic?:

  • Each 2016 Chevy Cruze earns 36 mpg highway and 25 mpg city for 29 mpg combined—that’s on their basic L trim level with a manual transmission.
  • The 2016 Civic LX Sedan with CVT has an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 31 mpg city for 35 mpg combined.*
  • The 2016 Civic EX-T Sedan sports the new 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder and is rated at an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg and 31 mpg city for 35 mpg combined.*

So, no matter which of the Civic models you choose, you’ve got a pretty significant fuel economy advantage over the Cruze. Now it’s time to look at the power:

  • The 2016 Cruze only manages 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, which would be enough to compete with a subcompact like the Honda Fit.
  • The 2016 Civic LX’s 2.0L 4-cylinder is rated at 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • Upgrading to the new turbocharged engine brings the power of the Civic up to 173 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

Test Drive a Civic

We’ve only just looked at the differences in the engines between the Civic and the Cruze; there is so much more that we can compare for you. Visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you today and take a test drive of the Civic to see it in action for yourself.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Central Illinois Honda Dealers includes Bob Brady Honda, Bob Lindsay Honda, Brad Barker Honda, Carmack Honda, Roy Schmidt Honda, Honda of Illinois, and Honda of Champaign.