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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen
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MSRP*
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$19,620 to $26,120
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$23,195
Invoice* $18,874 to $25,127 $22,267
MPG - City 28 - 30 28
MPG - Hwy 37 - 45 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Chevrolet Cruze, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Golf will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Cruze will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Cruze, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Cruze doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Volkswagen Golf. The Chevrolet Cruze has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Golf, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf.