Chevrolet Cruze vs. Volkswagen Beetle

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,420 - $16,553
$18,316 - $20,735

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L turbo DOHC 4
2.0L TSI 174 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.8 cu. ft.
Not Available

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width
195

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
183.7 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
70.5 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
.lbs
3020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
177 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.7 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 20 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
40 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze
Volkswagen Beetle

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Number of Passenger Doors

Number of Passenger Doors
4
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
40 mpg.
33 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
32 mpg.
29 mpg.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5
6.1

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LE2
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.4L/
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MF3
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Manual
Automatic w/OD

Clutch Size

Clutch Size
N/A in.
Not Available

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65
3.23

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130
140

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank
Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
N/A mm.
Not Available

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
N/A mm.
Not Available

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
Q1M
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
Q1M
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
195/65R15
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
195/65R15
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Pwr
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A ft.
Not Available

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.7 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.0 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.9 in.
55.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.2 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.1 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.2 in.
49 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
51.9 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
183.7 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in.
71.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.4 in.
58.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.8 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Cruze
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4