2017 VW Jetta vs. 2017 Chevy Cruze

Prospective car buyers entering the market for a sedan have tons of options to choose from. This can make it difficult to find the perfect fit because there would be a lot of research involved. Our team here at Carter Volkswagen is working hard to provide drivers with the information they need to make a solid decision for their next vehicle.

This time around we’re going to focus on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and show drivers how it compares to the popular 2017 Chevy Cruze. Both compact sedans have a similar starting price point and performance capabilities, so let’s dive in to learn more.

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2017 VW Jetta 1.4T S 2017 Chevy Cruze L
150-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 Engine 153-hp, 1.4-liter I-4
5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed manual
38.1 inches Rear Legroom 36.1 inches
Standard CD Player Not available

It’s clear from the chart above that the 2017 VW Jetta and the 2017 Chevy Cruze have a lot in common. It’s important to note that both vehicles are being compared at the base model, so there are additional trims available with more features. Drivers will notice that the Cruze comes set with a manual transmission, whereas the Jetta offers the option between manual or automatic depending on personal preference.

With seating for five, both sedans are designed with safety in mind. Each one comes standard with traction control, daytime running lights and low tire pressure indicators. Other standard features include remote keyless entry, speed-sensitive volume and cloth seating. The Jetta comes out on top with standard heated side mirrors, MP3 capabilities and available heated front seats. There is a standard 60/40 split rear seat, but the Cruze has a full bench.

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact Carter Volkswagen for details. Drivers can get behind the wheel of the Jetta by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 VW Jetta rear view
2017 VW Jetta steering wheel
2017 VW Jetta seating
2017 VW Jetta side view

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