2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Chevy Cruze

For many drivers, there is nothing easy about making a decision on which new vehicle to buy, especially in the compact sedan segment where there are so many options to choose from. At Karen Radley Volkswagen, we always make an effort to ensure your buying experience is as hassle free as possible, and that’s why we’re here to help. We are doing so by comparing key features between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Chevy Cruze, two models that will no doubt be near the top of your list to test drive.

So, when you buy a compact sedan, you want it to be something fun to drive. It could be argued that both models succeed in that area, but what about raw power? Well, when comparing the standard engine between the two models, the Cruze just slightly edges the Jetta in terms of horsepower, but the Jetta has significantly more torque than the Cruze. On top of that, the Jetta offers two more powerful engine options to choose from, while the Cruze has just the one standard engine.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2017 Chevy Cruze
150 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 153 hp, 177 lb-ft of torque
170 hp or 210 horsepower Available Engine Horsepower n/a
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick+ No
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available

Differences Between the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Chevy Cruze

Of course, cars aren’t all about having fun. You want to make sure you’re safe too, which is why the Jetta may just be the right choice when it comes to safety. It was recognized as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and offers advanced safety technologies like Blind Spot Monitor and Autonomous Emergency Braking. We also can’t forget the fact that the Jetta comes standard with some features that the Cruze does not, such as a CD player, front armrests, 60-40 rear seats, cruise control and heated side mirrors.

<p.Although we can’t compare everything between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Chevy Cruze, it seems clear that the Jetta has an edge in many key areas. To learn more or to take it for a spin, simply contact us here at Karen Radley Volkswagen.
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