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2017 Chevy Cruze vs 2017 VW Jetta

If you're shopping the market for a compact sedan near La Grange, IL, you've probably narrowed your search down to the leading makes and models. We're here to help by offering an honest comparison between two of the best-selling sedans-the 2017 Chevy Cruze and the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.Unless otherwise specified, these comparisons are made on the base models of the 2017 Chevy Cruze and the 2017 VW Jetta.



VW Jetta vs Cruze Downers Grove   

The 2017 VW Jetta is available with three engines. The base 1.4L 150-hp turbocharged engine is the most fuel efficient, while the 1.8L and 2.0L upgrade options provide extra power. The GLI trim's engine is the sportiest one, offering 210 horsepower and sharp handling. This engine has branded the Jetta as a 'performance sedan.

The 2017 Chevy Cruze is aptly named for cruising ability. The base engine is quite similar to the Jetta, with a turbocharged 1.4L 153-horsepower. It handles commuting and highways well, but doesn't always offer that extra punch. The Cruze's acceleration is a bit slower than the Jetta. While the Cruze hits 0-60 mph in 8.3 seconds, the Jetta hits 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds.

When it comes to fuel economy, these sedans are evenly matched at 28 mph city, though the manual transmission Jetta beats the Cruze by 1 point with its 40 mpg highway rating.

Interior & Technology

Both the Cruze and the Jetta are known for their minimalist interiors. The standard cloth seats and hard plastic surfaces make for an affordable, durable interior design. The Jetta offers 2 more inches of rear leg room, making it slightly comfier for passengers. The Jetta also offers more cargo space with a 15.7 cubic foot trunk compared to the Cruze's 14.8.

The 2017 VW Jetta offers far more in terms of available safety features. Unavailable in the Cruze, the Jetta has optional rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, automatic braking and adaptive cruise control.

The 2017 VW Jetta boasts upgraded standard features on its base model, including a rear-view camera, USB port, and 5" touchscreen infotainment console. The Chevy Cruze offers a standard 7" touchscreen with Chevy's MyLink, Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. These expanded entertainment options are available with an inexpensive trim upgrade in the Jetta. 

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2017 Jetta Vs 2017 Crue   

As you can see, the 2017 VW Jetta and the 2017 Chevy Cruze are, in some ways, close competitors. But why pay more for a car than you need to?

  • Volkswagen is currently offering $5,000 off of the Jetta with a $99/month lease deal.
  • Chevrolet is not rising to the challenge-they offer no cash back offers, and their lease deal starts at $179/month
Choosing the 2017 VW Jetta just makes sense.

Why Buy from Pugi?

For over 25 years, the Pugi name has been synonymous with transparency, quality, and exceptional service. We pride ourselves in our honest and open sales and financing process. We stand behind our well-built Volkswagen lineup with industry-leading warranties and an award-winning auto service center. As a family-owned dealership, we also strive to offer superior customer service to make all of our customers feel at home.Visit our VW showroom near La Grange, IL today and see for yourself the quality of the 2017 VW Jetta and the superior customer service of Pugi.

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