Compare the Chevrolet Cruze to the Hyundai Elantra

2017 Chevy Cruze 2017 Hyundai Elantra
MSRP: $16,975 MSRP: $17,150
MPG: Up To 31 City / 47 Highway MPG: Up to 32 City / 40 Highway
0-60: 7.7 seconds 0-60: 9.0 sec

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain


5 yr/60,000 mi basic, 10 yr/100,000 mi powertrain


Fuel Economy and Range

One feature that the Cruze offers is an engine start/stop system.  In heavy traffic or at stoplights, the Cruze Auto’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again.  The Elantra doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Another two ways that the Cruze surpasses the Elantra are the excellent gas mileage and fuel capacity it provides.  In comparison to the Elantra, the Cruze’s gas mileage is 2 city and 4 highway mpg better than the Elantra.  Not only this, but the Cruze’s standard fuel tank has 0.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Elantra (13.7 vs. 12.8 gallons). This seems miniscule, but both of these put together will not only save you money, but will save you from taking as many trips to the gas station.  Here at Chevy, we believe that you should be spending more time driving and enjoying your car than filling up gas and these two aspects of the Cruze will definitely help you keep to this standard.


Vehicle Safety Rating

The Cruze offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Elantra doesn’t offer a collision warning system.

The Cruze’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Elantra doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Cruze’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Elantra doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Cruze and the Elantra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and available blind spot warning systems.


Warranty Coverage

It may seem like the Elantra has better warranty coverage than the Cruze because it has longer Bumper-to-Bumper and PowerTrain warranties, however, there is one way that Chevy’s warranty coverage surpasses Hyundai. One unique aspect to Chevy’s warranty plan is that Chevy pays for scheduled maintenance on the Cruze for 2 years and 24,000 miles. That means Chevy will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Hyundai doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Elantra.



Compared to the Hyundai Elantra, the Chevy Cruze is simply the better choice. With its better fuel economy and larger gas tank along with its exceptional warranty coverage, Chevy built its 2016 Cruze with you and your budget in mind.

And where better to shop for your Chevy Cruze than at one of the three Weber Chevrolet locations near you! There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Cruze’s and other great vehicles!


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