The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze vs. the 2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Chevrolet Cruze (2)Schaumburg-area drivers have quickly learned that the Chevy Cruze is one of Illinois’ best vehicles around with its impressive powertrain, dreamlike handling, and beautiful design. The 2013 Chevy Cruze is no different. This year, however, the 2013 Toyota Corolla has been making a lot of noise with its impressive numbers. Both cost around $17,000, but which is the better buy?

Powertrain Capabilities

The 2013 Cruze and Corolla engines are exactly the same: a gas powered 1.8L V4 engine. Both are also front-wheel drive with electronic fuel injection and standard front disc brakes and four wheel ABS. Based on these numbers, it’s impossible to pick between the two. However, the Cruze squeaks ahead based on its power, producing 138 hp compared to the 132 of the Corolla. This should stand as a testament to Chevy design and ingenuity.

Exterior Options

Both vehicles come with many of the same exterior options like daytime running lights, power door locks, remote keyless entry, power driver mirrors, and even traction control. However, the Cruze offers fog lamps and variable speed intermittent wipers; small differences, sure, but they are completely unavailable with the Corolla. Even more impressive, the Cruze has standard aluminum wheels; these will cost you more with Toyota.

Warranty Options

Finally, let’s check out the warranty options that come with both vehicles. Both offer a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, but the Cruze has a better 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty; the Corolla only offers 60,000 miles. The Cruze also has a 3-year/36,000-mile rust warranty, totally unavailable with Toyota. Finally, the Cruze has a 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance program; Toyota’s only covers two years or 25,000 miles.

The Choice is Clear

There’s no doubt that the Corolla is a great car, but the Cruze simply beats it in every way. Come down to Biggers Chevy at 1385 E Chicago St. Elgin to take one for a test drive today. Make sure to make an appointment by calling 866-431-1555 first. To find us from Schaumburg, take W Schaumburg road for 7.5 miles, turn right onto IL-19 W, and look for us on the left.