2015 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Cheyv Cruze at J. Pauley Toyota-Fort Smith AR-New Toyota Dealer-Model Comparisons-Compact Sedans

Which Compact Sedan Fits You and Your Lifestyle Best?

2015 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Chevy Cruze

Despite their size, compact cars make up a very large part of the automotive industry. With recent releases and refreshes, the compact sedan segment has become even more competitive and the unveiling of the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze has put our focus on the compact class. Completely redesigned, the Chevy Cruze is an impressive option in its class, but we want to see how it stacks up against premier competition. The 2015 Toyota Corolla carries on the best-selling tradition of the platform, having sold more than 40 million models across the globe since its inception, it is one of the best. Take a look at how the Cruze fares against the 11th-generation Corolla in our 2015 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Chevy Cruze comparison at J. Pauley Toyota.

Toyota Corolla vs Chevy Cruze Engine Options

The first thing that many car shoppers will look at when they are searching for a new compact sedan is what’s under the hood. Current Toyota Corolla models give you the choice between two similar 1.8-liter four-cylinder powertrains depending upon which trim you choose. Toyota Corolla Eco trims add innovative Valvematic technology and a standard continuously variable transmission to produce more power, better efficiency and even better value.

By comparison, the 2016 Chevy Cruze is equipped with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder with direct injection that produces 153 horsepower and is expected to reach an estimated 40 mpg on the highway with start/stop technology. A Chevy Cruze diesel engine is expected to arrive in 2017 as well. With the Toyota Corolla Eco, you can expect 140 horsepower and 42 mpg on the highway. While the Cruze does offer more power, we will take the better fuel economy ratings of the Corolla and hit the road.

2015 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Cheyv Cruze at J. Pauley Toyota-Fort Smith AR-New Toyota Dealer-2015 Toyota Corolla Interior

Toyota Corolla vs Chevy Cruze Design and Interior Dimensions

Chevy engineers took a new approach when constructing the 2016 Chevy Cruze, using new materials to add size while subtracting nearly 250 pounds from the design, in an effort to increase interior space and improve efficiency. There is no doubt that the redesigned Chevy Cruze platform is impressive, but was it enough to surpass the best-selling Corolla? We have already covered fuel economy above, but what about interior space?

Improved rear legroom in the Cruze is a focal point of the design and stands at 36.1 inches. Toyota Corolla models, on the other hand, boast a class-leading 41.4 inches of legroom while maintaining more passenger space in the front as well. If you are leaving on a long road trip, the Toyota Corolla delivers better fuel economy in addition to a more spacious and comfortable interior. Both of these impressive compact sedans can add premium materials to the interior and a wealth of technology that will improve your driving experience. Highlights of the Toyota Corolla design include Toyota SofTex interior, which is largely considered a better alternative to leather and the innovative Toyota Entune infotainment interface.

One of the biggest advantages that the Toyota Corolla possesses in our 2015 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Chevy Cruze comparison is availability. You can find a new Toyota Corolla in the J. Pauley Toyota inventory right here today, while you will have to wait until early 2016 to get behind the wheel of the all-new Chevy Cruze. Stop in today and schedule a test drive in a new Toyota Corolla in Fort Smith, AR — you won’t be disappointed.