Volkswagen Jetta vs. Chevrolet Cruze

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,395
$17,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.49 / 5
73 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
153 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L TSI I
1.4L turbo DOHC 4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.1 cu. ft.
14.8 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Steel

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
195/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
185.1 in.
183.7 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
70.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
153 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
177 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
35 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
30 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
40 mpg
38 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta
Chevrolet Cruze

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Midsize Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
94.7 ft³.
94 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
34 mpg.
32 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
30 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
1.4 L/85
1.4L/85

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.07
4.449

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97
2.908

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95
1.893

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47
1.446

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.742

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00
2.871

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23
3.14

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2
5.5

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
130

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Compound Crank

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
195/65R15

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
195/65R15

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
15 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
15 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft.
38.7 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Pwr

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 in.
10.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 in.
10.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
13.7 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
38.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 in.
42.0 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
54.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.4 in.
36.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54 in.
53.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
106.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
185.1 in.
183.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.4 in.
57.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.7 in.
60.1 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in.
61.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³.
14.8 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Jetta
Cruze

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4
1.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4