2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Chevy Cruze

One benefit of choosing a small sedan such as the 2018 Hyundai Elantra or the Chevrolet Cruze is that you’ll still have all the extra comforts and space that you need.

Nevertheless, one of these cars seems to go the extra mile for Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey drivers. And in this comparison, the Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos team is going to show you which.

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. Chevy Cruze: Performance & Efficiency

When you choose a sedan of this size, it’s only natural to expect that you’re going to save a bit on gas. After all, that more compact engine is bound to consume less.

The Hyundai Elantra and the Chevy Cruze both seem to live up to this expectation, though the Elantra does so with a bit more accuracy. In the Hyundai, you’ll average a combined 33 MPG, 1 while in the Cruze, you’ll manage 32 MPG combined.

The transmission would seem to play an active role in this disparity. The 2018 Elantra, for example, comes with an available 6-speed automatic SHIFTRONIC® transmission with an Active ECO System. This smooth-shifting transmission allows for greener habits.

In the Chevy Cruze, on the other hand, you’ll have just a 6-speed manual transmission on your side. Naturally, this transmission is a little bit rougher around the edges.

Elantra vs. Cruze: Safety Features

A comprehensive safety suite is important in any car, so it’s a comfort to know that it’s something that the 2018 Hyundai Elantra prioritizes highly.

First and foremost, the Elantra comes with numerous handling features, such as Vehicle Stability Management and the Traction Control System. A driver’s blind spot mirror is also included for heightened visibility.

However, if these features aren’t quite enough, you can add in available safety features like Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist.

A few smart safety features are available in the top trims of the Chevy Cruze as well. However, its base model feels a bit more spartan. It lacks helpful features like the blind spot mirrors, instead opting to rely on costly subscription services like OnStar® for your protection.

Interior Amenities for Your Small Sedan

Between these two sedans, you’ll find a few similar comforts. For example, each comes trimmed in standard cloth and offers a 6-way manually adjustable seat for divers. However, you’ll notice that the entertainment arrays in these cars do differ noticeably.

Things are a bit skimpy in the base trim of the Chevy Cruze. It comes with a 4-speaker audio system and a USB port. However, these fall short of the Elantra.

The base trim of the Elantra offers a 6-speaker audio system and music streaming with Bluetooth®. Ultimately, this makes things just a bit more convenient.

2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Chevy Cruze: Choose Your Model

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Chevy Cruze do have a few things in common. Overall though, they’re very different sedans, with the Cruze coming across as the less appealing option.

Want to get to know the Elantra better? Take it for a spin around Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, or Downey. Contact Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos today to schedule your test drive .

1 EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition. Some accessories are not available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.