2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Chevy Cruze

Finding your ideal compact car isn't necessarily easy. With so many options to choose from, narrowing down your choices can become a challenge. To help you out and to save you time, we've put together this comparison of two of the segment's top models: the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Chevy Cruze.

Both vehicles certainly deliver some exciting features. For example, both the 2016 Jetta and Cruze offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for easy smartphone connectivity while on the road. Furthermore, both models offer certain assistance features that do such things as helping you check your blind spot and helping you stay within your designated lane. Simply put, if you're looking for something high tech, you can probably find it with either model.

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2016 Chevy Cruze
150 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 153 hp, 177 lb-ft of torque
28 city/40 hwy Base MPG 29 city/41 mpg
Up to 94.1/15.7 cu ft Passenger/Cargo Volume Up to 93.5/14.8 cu ft
38.1 inches Rear Seat Legroom 36.1 inches

Differences Between the 2016 VW Jetta vs 2016 Chevy Cruze

Despite the similarities in technology, there are certainly some key differences between the 2016 Jetta and Cruze. These differences start with the standard engine, where although the Cruze offers slightly more horsepower, the Jetta's standard engine delivers quite a bit more torque. In addition, unlike the Cruze, the Jetta offers available engine options that deliver more power, as well as a Jetta Hybrid option.

Though falling into the compact sedan segment, the Jetta is surprisingly spacious while still delivering a sporty driving experience. It offers both more overall passenger and cargo volume than the Cruze, as well as more rear seat legroom, which is sure to delight taller or adult passengers. In addition, the Jetta offers certain premium features like bi-xenon headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers that simply aren't offered with the 2016 Chevy Cruze.

Unfortunately, it would be impossible for us to cover and compare every aspect of the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Chevy Cruze right here, but you can certainly contact us at Douglas Volkswagen to learn more. Even better, why not schedule a test drive with us through our website or by giving us a call? That way you can experience all the thrills of driving the 2016 VW Jetta.

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