2018 Honda Civic vs Chevy Cruze
Sedans are a classic choice when looking for a vehicle that is dependable and small-family friendly, and they make a great first car as they are easy to handle and drive. However, when you’re in the market for a new sedan in the Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway areas, it can be overwhelming with all the available choices out there. Don’t worry, though-Honda of Bay County is here to help.
We took two models known for durability and put them to the test. Below, our 2018 Honda Civic vs. Chevy Cruze comparison will help assist you in spotting the differences and making an educated decision on which one you’d like to purchase.
Honda Civic vs Chevy Cruze – Performance
Let’s take a look under the hood of these sedans. In the 2018 Honda Civic, you’ll find the 2.0L 4-cylinder inline engine that generates 158 horsepower. Although the 1.4L 4-cylinder ECOTEC® engine in the Chevy Cruze is very similar, it does offer slightly less horsepower than the Honda, coming in at 153.
Also available in the Civic is the continuously variable transmission. This transmission, paired with the solid engine performance, offers drivers an incredible fuel efficiency at an EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway/34 combined MPG*. On the other hand, the Chevy has a notable fuel efficiency, with an EPA-estimated 29 city/40 highway/33 combined MPG; however, it is slightly less.
For such compact cars, you’ll be surprised about how much interior space is available in these sedans. In the 2018 Civic, you’ll have 39.3 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom in the front row, making it easily accessible for even taller drivers and passengers. In the 2018 Cruze, you’ll find a comparable space with 38.9 inches of front headroom and 42 inches of front legroom; however, it is slightly tighter.
We understand that feeling confident on the road is important, and Honda and Chevy feel the same way. This is why each one of these sedans comes with a bevy of available safety features and driver-assisted technology that keeps you safer on the road.
In the Civic, Honda Sensing® is a suite of tech designated to alert you of hazards you may otherwise not be aware of while driving. It includes:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
- Lane-Keeping Assist System
The Chevy Cruze also offers similar technology that is available in certain trims. They include:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Rear Park Assist
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Alert
2018 Honda Civic vs Chevy Cruze – The Decision Is Yours
After reading our comparison, the knowledgeable professionals at Honda of Bay County think you’ll love driving the Honda Civic. However, to see how it fares on the roads of Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway, you’ll have to try it out yourself. To do so, schedule a test drive with us today!
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.