|2017 Chevy Cruze||VS||2017 Hyundai Elantra|
|153 hp||Horsepower||147 hp|
|40 mpg||MPG Highway||33 mpg|
When comparing the 2017 Chevy Cruze vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra in Cincinnati, OH, you get two strong examples of small sedan styling with the functionality of optional hatchbacks. While Asian automakers have long-ruled this segment, the introduction of the Cruze served to level the playing field; an achievement further realized by its most recent redesign.
In no way is that intended to diminish the strength of the Elantra. If anything, it makes this comparison more enjoyable, as we get to compare a strongly matched domestic upstart against its better-established foreign incumbent.
For the sake of this comparison, we’re going to look at the Cruze Premier trim (priced to start at $24,350 MSRP for the sedan) and the the Elantra Limited (priced to start at $22,100 MSRP). This places each of the offerings at the top of their respective lines, and allows us to explore the best configurations of performance, design, and technology.