2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

There was a time when buying a compact sedan meant compromising passenger space, comfort, and features to get a good deal, but those days are over, and the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is proof of that. The newest version of the Cruze beats out the competition, including the 2017 Toyota Corolla. See how they stack up before getting competitive financing on the new Cruze at Tom Gill Chevrolet.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Whether your priorities include getting there faster or more efficiently, the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is the better pick. Pop the hood of the Cruze, and you’ll see a turbocharged 1.4L inline-four engine mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. This engine puts out an impressive 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque and gets up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city.


While the most fuel-efficient version of the Corolla is capable of competing with the Cruze at up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city, its 1.8L four-cylinder engine only makes 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. The LE Eco trim boosts output to 140 hp, but torque falls to 126 lb-ft. In any case, it still falls short of the Cruze’s output.


The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2017 Toyota Corolla are both equipped with more features than you used to find in small economy sedans. No matter which you choose, you’ll get Bluetooth, air conditioning, full power accessories, and a touchscreen interface. However, the Chevrolet Cruze comes with a 7-inch Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen interface, whereas the Toyota Corolla only gets a 6.1-inch touchscreen. This year, you can also get your Cruze with Teen Driver Mode and as a hatchback.


Also, only the Cruze gets an advanced telematics system with emergency roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, navigation, and a stolen vehicle locator. The entry-level Cruze also gets advanced smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi aren’t even available on the most expensive versions of the Toyota Corolla.


In case those benefits weren’t enough, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is also the more affordable small sedan than the 2017 Toyota Corolla.

  • Chevrolet Cruze: MSRP from $16,975
  • Toyota Corolla: MSRP from $18,500

Test Drive the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze at Tom Gill Chevrolet

More powerful and better equipped than the 2017 Toyota Corolla, the fully redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is a top pick in the compact sedan segment. Set your eyes on the newest Cruze when you make the drive from Cincinnati to Tom Gill Chevrolet. We’re located at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY, and our sales team is standing by seven days a week to take your calls.

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