2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2015 Honda Civic

2015 Cruze

2015 Chevy Cruze

2015 Civic

2015 Honda Civic


The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2015 Honda Civic should both be at the top of your list if you’re considering upgrading to a contemporary compact car. Both offer high efficiency, fantastic safety, high-tech features, and the kind of fun-to-drive personality that we know drivers want in the Indiana area. There are some key differences, however, that you should pay attention to if you want the best car for the money. Read on to see when one will be a better choice for your needs.

Powertrains, Performance, and Efficiency

Efficiency is probably one of your highest priorities if you’re shopping this segment. So how do these two cars compare?

The Civic is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that makes 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. With a continuously variable transmission, the EPA rates the Civic at 30 mpg city/39 mpg highway. That’s the most efficient Civic, so can the Cruze compete?

The Cruze Eco gets a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine that makes 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque and yields an impressive 28 mpg city/42 mpg highway rating according to the EPA with a manual transmission. Then you have the Cruze Diesel that gets a turbodiesel engine that yields an even better 27 mpg city/46 mpg highway based on EPA estimates, and makes a muscular 151 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque, so it should be much quicker than the Civic.

It’s clear that if fuel economy is your priority, you should go with the Cruze!

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

When you look at the coverage offered on these two vehicles, there’s a similar disparity. The Honda Civic is only covered for 60,000-miles/5-years of powertrain coverage and 36,000-miles/3-years of roadside assistance. The Cruze is covered for 100,00-miles/5-years of powertrain coverage and roadside assistance coverage, and it gets 2-years/24,000-miles of included standard maintenance. The Honda doesn’t get any maintenance covered at all.

Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville

Visit us to drive the current Chevy Cruze. Mike Anderson Chevrolet is just a few minutes west of Gary, and we’re happy to let you test drive the latest Cruze today. We’re located off I-65 at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN, and we hope to see you soon!