Can’t settle on either the 2014 Chevy Cruze or the 2014 Honda Civic? Benson Honda in San Antonio is here with a helpful comparison of the advantages each car offers. Here’s what you should know:
Major Perks: 2014 Honda Civic
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the new Civic a Top Safety Pick. The 2014 Cruze wasn’t recognized by the IIHS.
- The Civic’s seats are designed to prevent whiplash and prevent spine injuries during collisions. The Cruze’s seats are not designed to maximize protection against whiplash.
- According to EPA tests, the 2014 Civic’s standard 4-cylinder engine gets better gas mileage than the 2014 Cruze’s standard 4-cylinder engine: up to 39 mpg on the highway vs. 35 mpg on the highway. (Based on EPA estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary).
- To increase engine performance and overall efficiency, the Civic offers optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). CVT isn’t available in Cruze models.
- The new Civic’s brakes are nothing short of amazing, stopping from 70 miles per hour (mph) in just 167 feet, according to Car and Driver. It takes the Cruze’s brakes a total of 188 feet to stop from 70 mph.
- With fully independent front and rear suspensions as well as front and rear stabilizer bars, the Civic handles better and feels steadier on the road than its Chevy rival, which lacks these features.
- To allow for low effort parking, the 2014 Honda Civic comes with variable assist power steering, another important feature the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze lacks.
- According to The Car Book by Jack Ellis, the 2014 Civic will retain up to 57.01% of its original value after five years. The 2014 Cruze, in contrast, is only expected to retain up to 45.13% of its value after five years.
Major Perks: 2014 Chevy Cruze
- The 2014 Cruze offers complimentary OnStar, which uses GPS signals and a communications system to provide turn-by-turn driving directions and instant access to emergency personnel in the event of an accident.
- With free roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, breaking down in the Cruze is a little bit less of a headache than breaking down in the Civic, which doesn’t come with free roadside assistance.
- The new Cruze’s fuel tank has a little bit more space than the Civic’s: room for 2.4 extra gallons.
- With a trunk that’s 15.4 cubic feet, the Cruze comes out ahead in the cargo storage department. The Civic’s trunk is only 12.5 cubic feet.
The 2014 Honda Civic is a true revolutionary in terms of safety and performance specs. We think the 2014 Chevy Cruze just can’t compare on the road! We hope you’ll get in touch with us at Benson Honda to learn more about the new Civics at our dealership!