2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited vs. The 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2016 Toyota Corolla are leading small cars, which should appeal to just about anyone looking for a vehicle that provides the latest features, high fuel economy, and fun to drive dynamics. While most drivers would be satisfied with either, you should find out more details below before you make a decision so you get the best vehicle for your money.

Powertrains, Performance, and Efficiency

The devil is in the details, and while these two cars might offer similar powertrains, there are some big differences when you look at the performance and efficiency figures:

  • Corolla Performance: Under the hood of the Corolla you’ll find a 1.8L four-cylinder engine good for 132 hp. It earns 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined based on EPA estimates in the base trim level and automatic transmission.
  • Cruze Performance: The Chevy Cruze comes with a 138 hp 1.8L four-cylinder standard that’s good for an EPA estimate of up 22 mpg city/35 mpg highway. You can also upgrade to a 1.4L turbo four-cylinder and you get 138 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. That more powerful engine earns up to 28 mpg city/42 mpg highway.

It’s easy to see that the Chevy Cruze is the winner when it comes to fuel economy and power output.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Chevy covers the Cruze with up to 100,000-miles/5-years of powertrain coverage and road side assistance coverage. The Toyota Corolla comes with a powertrain warranty that lasts 60,000-miles/5-years and only 25,000-miles/2-years of roadside assistance.

Features and Options

When it comes down to it the Cruze and the Corolla are both well equipped cars, but there are some key difference—namely, the Cruze gets a keyless entry feature, and the Corolla doesn’t in the base trim. The Cruze also comes with the OnStar telematics system with in-car WiFi, 4G LTE, automatic collision emergency notification, and more. The Corolla lacks those features.

  • The Cruze gets OnStar telematics with emergency notification, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, remote door unlocking, and 4G LTE wireless connectivity with in-car WiFi hotspot. Nothing like that comes on the Corolla.
  • The Cruze also gets remote keyless entry—a feature that’s conspicuously missing on the Corolla.

Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville

Drive home in the Chevy Cruze today. Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville, just a few minutes west of Gary, to find out more about the latest Cruze today. We’re located off I-65 at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN.