2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2018 Nissan Sentra

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At first glance, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2018 Nissan Sentra appear to be pretty evenly matched. They’re both mid-size sedans with sleek lines, comparable pricing and gas mileage. However, when you look beyond the surface, the Chevrolet Cruze offers more standard features to make your driving experience stand out. The Chevrolet Cruze outperforms the Nissan Sentra when it comes to torque and horsepower, and offers more cargo volume and better safety features than the competitor. When comparing the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2018 Nissan Sentra, it’s clear that the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a cut above the competition in all areas of comparison.

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Safety

Safety comes first, and while it’s impossible to control other drivers, you can make sure you’re prepared and confident in your vehicle. That’s why Chevrolet aims to be a top performer in the area of safety, attaining a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2018 Cruze. With features designed to prevent, protect, and respond, driver safety is a top priority. Some available safety features include Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an impressive 10 standard airbags. Chevrolet also offers Teen Driver Technology, which has many advanced features to protect the most susceptible members of the family. Teen Driver allows options such as muting the audio until front-seat occupants are buckled and an in-vehicle report card so you can review your teen’s driving habits.

Nissan offers its Intelligent Mobility safety features including Cruise Control, which estimates the flow of traffic and maintains an adjustable speed. Nissan Intelligent Mobility also features Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to help you get where you need to go. The 2018 Nissan Sentra received a 4-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nissan is committed to intelligent safety features, which is why six 2018 models, including the Sentra, now come standard with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which uses radar technology to monitor the vehicle’s proximity to the one in front of it, providing audio and visual display warnings to reduce the risk of a frontal collision. If the driver does not respond, the AEB will gently apply the brakes to avoid the collision or reduce the severity of the impact it is unavoidable.

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Performance

The 2018 Nissan Sentra comes standard with a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter engine, providing more miles, better performance, and lots of fun when paired with its Xtronic CVT® transmission. The Sentra SR Turbo comes with an upgraded 1.6-L DIGTMturbocharged engine, giving it over 50% more horsepower than other Sentra models. The Nissan Sentra also offers different drive modes, including Eco, Normal, and Sport, and adjusts the engine and transmission response accordingly to maximize fuel efficiency and performance depending on your mood.

They say it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Well, Chevrolet Cruze makes sure of that with impressive power and efficiency. The standard 1.4L turbo engine offers up to 40 MPG highway and 153 horsepower. If you’re looking to put a little more pedal to the metal, try out the 2018 Cruze Diesel Sedan, which offers a 1.6L turbo-diesel engine, up to 52 MPG highway and a maximum highway range of up to 702 miles per tank.

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Technology

Part of its Intelligent Mobility suite of features, Nissan’s 2018 Sentra offers NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®, which assists with emergency preparedness in the form of Automatic Collision Notification and Roadside Assistance, remote door lock and unlock, customizable alerts including speed and boundary alerts, and convenience services like journey planner for road trips. Nissan also offers a designed-for-you Bose® premium audio upgrade, so you can cruise in perfect harmony.

As with all Chevrolet vehicles, the Cruze comes standard equipped with MyLink technology with a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen, keeping you plugged in while you’re on the road. You can also sync your phone with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The myChevrolet Mobile App “puts the power of Chevrolet in the palm of your hand,” allowing you to start and stop your engine, lock and unlock your doors, and view diagnostic information directly from your phone. Stay connected with an available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection for up to seven devices.

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Design

If you’re looking for an attention-grabber, look no further than the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. It showcases a bold, aerodynamic body style that leaves a lasting impression. But Chevrolet knows that the devil is in the details, so they left no stone unturned with the debut of the 2018 Cruze model, offering available upgrades such as projector-beam headlamps with available LED daytime running lamps.

For even more personalization, explore the aesthetics of the Chevrolet Redline series, which features sleek black 18-inch wheels with red accents, black mirror caps, window trim, and grille.

Whatever your pursuits, Chevrolet makes it easier to do what you love. Whether you’re going on a camping trip, working on a new home improvement project, or bringing Fido and all his toys along for the ride, there is plenty of room in both the sedan and hatchback models of the Chevrolet Cruze to fit all the things you’re passionate about.

Nissan stepped out of its comfort zone with the stylish design of the 2018 Sentra. Its exterior features an aggressive grille, signature LED headlights, and 17-inch alloy wheels that make a statement. Its sleek, aerodynamic silhouette gives it a sporty profile for a four-door sedan. With the Nissan Sentra, luxury upgrades abound. Available features include leather interior, heated front seats, and Piano Black trim and metallic accents.

There’s plenty of space in the Nissan Sentra, with roomy seating and ample leg room. You can also fold down the rear seats and the from passenger seat for extra cargo room.

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Dealership

At McCluskey Auto, you’ll have access to over 100,000 new and used vehicles nationwide. McCluskey Chevrolet makes it quick and easy to get the vehicle you want at a price you can afford. With instant credit approval, available in-house financing, and our $500 Best Price Guarantee nationwide, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect vehicle and the perfect price. Get pre-qualified based on your credit when you apply for financing on our website.

Because we want to ensure you have a pleasant driving experience, McCluskey Chevrolet also offers quality maintenance and repairs to keep you and your passengers safe. We have extremely flexible service hours, staying open until 3:00 am to accommodate even the busiest schedule. And making a service appointment is easier than ever with our Service Quick-Appointment available on our website. McCluskey Auto offers the only Exclusive Lifetime Mechanical Protection coverage in the Tri-State area.

Get the car and the customer service you deserve when you visit McCluskey Chevrolet in Cincinnati, OH.

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