2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2015 Honda Civic

Before Buying a 2015 Chevy Cruze in West Michigan…

The 2015 Chevy Cruze has asserted itself as a decent choice for West Michigan drivers in the market for a new compact car, but is it the right one for you? Available features like a rearview camera and the Chevy MyLink interface make the Cruze pretty appealing for a small car, but you need to upgrade for both of them. In fact, the only modern feature found on the basic LS trim level is Bluetooth connectivity (for phone only). If you want anything more than that, Chevy expects you to upgrade, and while the Cruze does manage to get 35 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city, it has competition that simply offer a more fuel-efficient car.

One of the top competitors for the Cruze in West Michigan is the 2015 Honda Civic. 2015 Civic LX models with a CVT have been rated at an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city;* the 2015 Civic also just took home a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award* for its commitment to value. We think that the Civic is remarkable from tip to tail, particularly the features. Each Civic comes with the following amenities from the basic LX trim all the way to the top of the line: Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with a custom touchscreen, SMS texting, Pandora radio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and a rearview camera. The Cruze looks barren by comparison.

And speaking of that comparison, you can see the Cruze and the Civic side-by-side below:

 

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