2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Toyota Corolla black

Toyota Corolla

2016 Chevy Cruze black

Chevy Cruze

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is ready to hit the Georgia roads, whether you’re traversing the big city, the scenic countryside, or the greater Marietta area. No other four-door sedan offers a driving experience quite as well rounded as the Corolla’s, and no other car in its class is as comfortable to ride in. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison of the Toyota Corolla and the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze to see just how impressive a car the Corolla is.

How Does Each Car Perform?

With an available 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque, the new 2016 Toyota Corolla offers an intuitive drive. Its 1.8L four-cylinder DOHC engine exudes robust power without being overly aggressive or sensitive, and its torque is carefully balanced for smooth acceleration. Its unitized body and front-wheel drive transmission both make sure it handles curves and turns with ease, while its 106.3-inch wheelbase keeps its drive stable. Plus, with an available 40 mpg highway*, the Corolla achieves respectable fuel economy for its class.

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is overpowered and overly aggressive. Its 153 hp is admirable, but its 177 lb-ft of torque means it won’t handle with grace; its accelerations will likely be jerky and its pedal sensitive. With its 106.3-inch wheelbase, the Cruze achieves the same stability as the Corolla, but the rest of its build indicates that the Cruze won’t be able to compensate for that wider wheelbase and won’t handle turns as effectively. The Cruze beats out the Corolla with a maximum of 42 mpg highway*, but with a 12.1 gallon fuel tank as compared to the 13.2 gallon tank in the Corolla, that advantage doesn’t end up amounting to much.

Available Features

Performance isn’t everything, though. Let us take a look at each vehicles’ available features. Here are some of the highlights you’ll find with the 2016 Toyota Corolla:

  • SofTex-trimmed six-way adjustable seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Bluetooth handsfree technology
  • Entune premium audio with integrated navigation
  • Entune app suite
  • Toyota Care – no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance

Meanwhile, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze offers the following features:

  • Cloth-trimmed seats
  • Available heated seats
  • Available leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Standard four-speaker system
  • Sirius XM satellite radio
  • Onstar six-month trial

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is no doubt a powerful option, but it lacks the finesse and the nuance necessary to make effective use of that power. The 2016 Toyota Corolla is the more balanced and athletic vehicle, and it handles more exquisitely than the Cruze possibly can. And with a better selection of comfort and safety features, the winner is clear.

Learn More About the 2016 Toyota Corolla Today!

If you’re a driver in the Marietta, Smyrna, Vinings, East Cobb, Roswell, or Atlanta area and you’d like to learn more about the 2016 Toyota Corolla, or how it compares to the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, contact us online at Marietta Toyota, or call us at 888-705-3271. You can also stop by 750 Cobb Pkwy S. in Marietta, GA for a test drive today!

*2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.