New Chrevrolet Cruze: Buying Advice, Pricing & Rivals

Cruze Studio Review 2

If you don’t like sedans, you’re probably living in your own personal Golden Age of motoring. It feels like the choice of SUVs and Crossovers and MPVs and SAVs grows by the minute.

But if Toyota’s Corolla sales figures are anything to go buy, there is still a significant number of South Africans who just like a bonnet, four doors and a boot – thank you very much.

See our Toyota Corolla video review here:

It was inevitable that a few other manufacturers would want a share of this corner of the market, and Chevrolet have had a very decent crack at it, with the Cruze.

Recently refreshed, it looks sharper and now includes touchscreen infotainment, and it keeps that very solid feel; in fact, I think this car feels better built than the venerable Corolla.

In this video, we take a detailed look at the new 1.4T Cruze Auto, which is an admittedly pricy option in the range. We’ll get a good look at the boot space on offer (generous), take you through the new MyLink touchscreen (exciting) and we’ll even talk about engine options (not so exciting).

We’ll end off with a comparison between an equivalent Toyota Corolla and an equivalent Hyundai Elantra, in a bid to help you decide between the three.

See a full side-by-side comparison between the three click here:

Interested in a new Chevrolet Cruze?

Interested in a new Toyota Corolla?

Interested in a new Hyundai Elantra?

2015 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T Auto Toyota Corolla 1.6 Prestige Auto
Price R272 400 R269 600
Engine 1.4-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol 1.6-litre 4-cyl petrol
Power 103 kW 90 kW
Torque 200 Nm 154 Nm
Fuel economy 6.8L/100km 6.3L/100km
0 – 100km/h 10.4 seconds 11.1 seconds
Top speed 204kph 185kph
2015 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T Auto Hyundai Elantra 1.6 Premium Auto
Price R272 400 R276 900
Engine 1.4-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol 1.6-litre 4-cyl petrol
Power 103 kW 96 kW
Torque 200 Nm 157 Nm
Fuel economy 6.8L/100km 6.9L/100km
0 – 100km/h 10.4 seconds 11.6 seconds
Top speed 204kph 195kph