The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. The 2017 Honda Civic

2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Civic


In a number of different ways, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and 2017 Honda Civic appear to be similar at first glance. Both of these compact cars were recently redesigned, and both return this year with the option of a hatchback configuration for more versatile storage solutions. However, in some important areas like fuel economy, features, and price, the Chevrolet Cruze beats out the Honda Civic. Do your research before choosing your next compact sedan or hatchback in Tampa and Sarasota, and count on the team at Cox Chevy to help you out at every step of the way.

Standard Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and 2017 Honda Civic both get very strong fuel economy right off the bat, but the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze has the edge—and more torque to boot:

  • Chevy Cruze: The standard engine on the Chevy Cruze is a turbocharged 1.4L inline-4 that comes with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. It’s good for 177 lb-ft of torque, and it’s capable of getting up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city.
  • Honda Civic: The base engine on the Honda Civic is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that only sends out 138 lb-ft of torque via a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy is strong at up to an EPA-estimated 39 mpg highway and 30 mpg city, but it still trails the Cruze.

Standard Features

Both of these models come with fully modern cabin equipment, including standard features like Bluetooth, a rearview camera, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and much more. However, when you want more state-of-the-art standard features, you’ll want to choose the Chevrolet Cruze. Only the Cruze comes standard with a portable 4G LTE Wi-FI hotspot and a seven-inch Chevy MyLink touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration


While you’ll get better standard fuel economy and more high-tech features from the Cruze, you’ll also pay less for it:

  • Chevy Cruze Sedan: MSRP from $16,975
  • Honda Civic: MSRP from $18,740

Experience the Spacious and High-Tech 2017 Chevy Cruze

As you can see, there are a lot of different reasons that folks in Sarasota and Tampa are turning to the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze sedan and all-new hatchback are both on sale now at Cox Chevy, located at 2900 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL. You’ll find our sales team standing by to help you out every day, and you can always contact us online or call us directly at (941) 749-2690 with any questions.