2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Ever since fuel efficiency became a hot-button issue in the automotive industry, it seems like there’s been a constant battle in the minds of car-buyers between wanting a vehicle with high gas mileage and wanting one with enough power for everyday life. That’s because it always seemed like you had to sacrifice one for the other. But that’s not necessarily the case anymore. Nowadays, you can find a new car that’s both fuel efficient and powerful. But how do you know which one to choose if there’s not a clear choice? That’s where we come in.

Here at Jack Burford Chevy in Richmond, KY, we strive to give you all the tools you need to simplify your car-buying experience. Included in those tools are our comparative research pages, like this one taking a look at the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze versus the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Both are popular models that pride themselves on their high gas mileage and sufficient power. But which one is right for you? That depends on what you’re looking for in a car. So let’s take a closer look at each to see which one offers more bang for the buck. Keep in mind that we’re comparing the sedan models and not the hatchback models.

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2017 Chevy Cruze VS 2017 Hyundai Elantra
153 HP Horsepower 147 HP
177 lb-ft. Torque 132 lb-ft.
30 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 29 MPG
40 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 38 MPG

2017 Chevy Cruze: Better Fuel Efficiency, More Power

Remember when we said cars are becoming more fuel efficient while still keeping their power? That’s true for both the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, but only one can come out on top. In terms of power, that’s the 2017 Cruze. It offers six more horsepower than the Elantra, but it’s in terms of torque where the Cruze really stands out. The 2017 Chevy Cruze is capable of providing 177 lb-ft. of torque, while the 2017 Elantra is only capable of 132 lb-ft. of torque. That’s a huge difference that you’ll definitely notice out on the road.

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze also comes out on top in terms of gas mileage, though it’s less of a gap than the power numbers. The 2017 Cruze offers one more mile per gallon in the city and two more miles per gallon on the highway. As we said, it’s not a huge difference. But when you put it next to the power numbers, it’s quite a stark contrast.

If you’d like to know more about the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly Jack Burford Chevy sales staff here in Richmond, KY. They’re always ready to help in any and every way possible.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Chevrolet Cruze front interior rearview backup camera
2017 Chevrolet Cruze rear interior passenger space
2017 Chevrolet Cruze front exterior

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