2018 Toyota Corolla vs. 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

Auto buyers in Milford Connecticut have plenty of options, when it comes to choosing their next car. 2018 Toyota Corolla and 2018 Chevrolet Cruze come close to each other, in terms of design specifications and technology features. However, if you have to choose one among the two, Toyota Corolla may be the best choice you can make.

Design & Style

With a modern, chic and edgy look, both these compact car models are strikingly impressive at the first glance. The Cruze hatchback and Sedan have nearly identical interior with exact legroom and headroom. Passengers can benefit from the flat, high roof in the hatchback with extra headroom compared to Sedan. For 2018, Satin Steel Metallic color is one of the few changes.

Talking about the 2018 Toyota Corolla, you get a 60-40 folding rear seats. It offers a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a CD player. The advantage with Toyota Corolla is the convenience for drivers and passengers to move in and out of the car, easily.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety features play a pivotal role when you are making a decision to purchase a car. The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze has side-impact head airbags, front-side airbags, passenger and driver frontal airbags, front wheel drive, traction control and plastic fuel tanks. It doesn’t have a whiplash protection system or a driver alert monitor, like Toyota Corolla, which additionally has automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and rearview collision warning. With a steering assist, Corolla is also gifted with lane departure warning.

Some key features of 2018 Corolla include driver and passenger air bag, front and rear head air bag, 4-wheel ABS, Brake assist, driving aids, smartphone integration, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, traction control, child safety locks, day time running lights and Electronic stability control.


In terms of performance aspect, the 2018 Cruze comes standard with a turbocharged 4-cylinder, 1.4 liter engine, offering a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic transmission. The car is quite slow to accelerate with a 153-horsepower engine, although it is very fuel-efficient. On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota Corolla has a 4-cylinder, 1.8 liter engine that produces up to 132 horsepower and 128lb-ft of torque. In terms of gas mileage, Corolla has an upper hand, even with a smaller engine capacity.

The Bottom Line

After a factual comparison between the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2018 Toyota Corolla, it must be quite clear that the latter is the clear winner, whether it is design, technology, safety or performance. With such exciting features on offer, Toyota Corolla should definitely be the next car you should be riding.

Ready to Schedule Toyota Corolla Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the features offered by the 2018 Toyota Corolla, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Corolla test drive appointment.

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