2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2015 Honda Civic

Are You Shopping Around for a 2015 Chevy Cruze in Central Illinois?

The 2015 Chevy Cruze may not be at the top of the small car class, but it manages to fend off many competing models to find a home in Central Illinois garages. Features like the Chevy MyLink infotainment interface and the available rearview camera are able to put the latest Cruze on equal footing with competing models, but the standard version of the Cruze is about as simple as a small car can get. The only high-tech amenity worth mentioning on the Cruze LS is the Bluetooth phone connectivity with power accessories and air conditioning rounding out the Cruze’s features. The 138-hp four-cylinder manages to give drivers 35 highway and 22 city mpg, but it still falls short of much of the competition.

If you’re looking for a more fuel-efficient and better-equipped car in Central Illinois, try the 2015 Honda Civic. The 2015 Civic LX (with CVT) earns an EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg and 30 city mpg and was named a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award* winner. But we think that the biggest advantage of the Civic is its game-changing suite of standard amenities, outpacing the Cruze. Entry-level Civic LX models feature Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora internet radio, SMS texting, and much more. Chevy does have many comparable features, but you’ll need to upgrade the Cruze one or two trim levels to put it on par with the Civic.

See the differences between the 2015 Cruze and 2015 Civic’s basic trim levels, then see the Civic firsthand with a test drive.

 

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle