Chevy Sedans Outshine Competitors in Every Class
Over the last decade Chevy has been focussed on improving their lineup of vehicles, but they haven’t just done that by giving a little extra love to a few models, they have been working hard at making every model better, and that couldn’t be more apparent when looking at each 2018 model year Chevy sedan and hatchback.
Not only does each Chevy sedan or hatchback model offer owners the benefit of receiving Chevrolet Complete Care, which includes complimentary maintenance services (two oil and oil filter changes, DEF tank refills for diesel equipped models, and tire rotations according to each vehicle’s maintenance schedule) for the first 24,000 miles or 24 months of ownership, but all Chevy models are equipped with standard features that other models in their class only offer as upgrades. Aside from features and complimentary service, almost every Chevy sedan or hatchback offers one of the best fuel economies in its class as well as some of the most standard technology. Here’s a closer look at all of Chevy’s available sedans and hatchbacks and how they compare to other models in their class.
Looking for a midsize sedan that is reliable and equipped with tons of features? Check out the Chevy Cruze, millions of Cruze models have been sold around the world. The Chevy Cruze is available with a number of engine options including a diesel engine, which gives the Cruze a highway fuel economy of 47 mpg, making it one of the best non-hybrid highway fuel economies on the market. Though the Cruze has a starting MSRP that is lower than the Ford Focus and more than $1,800 lower than the Honda Civic, the Cruze comes standard with excellent features like a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Teen Driver Technology.
2018 Chevy Cruze LT Automatic v. 2018 Ford Focus SE Automatic
In a head-to-head comparison, the Chevy Cruze LT outshines the Ford Focus SE. Not only is the Chevy Cruze more affordable, but it is more fuel efficient, has more standard features and its equipped with more airbags. The Cruze LT is equipped with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that features stop/start technology, which is an innovative fuel saving feature. The Cruze LT that averages 29 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway and has a combined city/ highway fuel economy of 33 mpg. The Ford Focus SE is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and it averages 26 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 31 mpg.
Entertainment and tech options on the Cruze include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it comes standard with built-in 4G LTE WiFi connection. The Ford Focus SE is equipped a smaller (4.2-inch) touchscreen, but other features like a WiFi connection and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are features buyers need to pay extra for. Backseat passengers are also sure to enjoy the Cruze’s backseat in comparison to the Focus’ backseat because it offers an extra 3 inches of legroom.
Versatile, award-winning and modern, the Chevy Malibu is an excellent choice for consumers whether in need of a sedan for the family or a new reliable for a long daily commute. The Chevy Malibu delivers where a lot of other midsize sedans don’t, and that includes reliability because the Chevy Malibu was a 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Award winner. Aside from all of the great benefits and features of the Chevy Malibu, consumers are always pleased when they realize the Chevy Malibu is more affordable than other top picks in the midsize sedan category, like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
2018 Chevy Malibu LT v. 2018 Ford Fusion SE
The Chevy Malibu LT is significantly more fuel efficient than the 2018 Ford Fusion SE and it is available with a lot more features. The Chevy Malibu LT comes standard with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and it averages 27 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway. The Ford Fusions SE comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which gives it a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and a combined city/highway fuel economy of 25 mpg. While that fuel economy may not sound like a big difference, fueleconomy.gov estimates that in comparison to the average vehicle, the average driver will save $500 after driving the Chevy Malibu LT for five years, whereas the average driver will spend $750 more after driving the Ford Fusion SE for five years.
The Chevy Malibu also offers drivers the convenience of front park assist and 4G LTE WiFi, and comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen and 10 airbags, whereas the Ford Fusion SE isn’t available with WiFi, front park assist and buyers have to pay more to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Chevy Impala has been around for decades, so Chevy has spent years making it a desirable model for consumers in search of a full-size sedan. The Chevy Impala has a refined exterior design that has the perfect combination of sporty and sophisticated traits, whereas the interior feels nothing short of spacious and sleek. The Chevy Impala is priced slightly lower than the Dodge Charger, and significantly lower, more than $5,000 lower, than the 2018 Nissan Maxima, and for the last four years Consumer Reports has named it the Impala the top pick in the large car segment.
2018 Chevy Impala LT v. 2018 Dodge Charger SXT
The Chevy Impala and the Dodge Charger have been long time competitors in the large car segment, and though the Dodge Charger is available with some extreme performance trims, when it comes to being a daily driver, the Chevy Impala offers drivers a little more convenience and efficiency. The Chevy Impala comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display, which is bigger than the 7-inch available on the Charger SXT. Also, buyers that want a large sedan that can help them stay connected at all times can opt for the Impala’s available built-in 4G LTE WiFi connection, which is not an available option on the Charger SXT.
When it comes to drivability, the Chevy Impala offers a more efficient powertrain and a more modern drivetrain. In comparison to the Dodge Charger SXT, the Chevy Impala has a better city fuel economy of 22 mpg (the Dodge Charger has a city fuel economy of 19 mpg), and it comes standard with front-wheel-drive, which is considered safer and more stable than rear-wheel-drive, which is the standard drivetrain on the Charger SXT.
The Chevy Sonic is a compact car, but thanks to all of its excellent amenities, it doesn’t feel compact. The Chevy Sonic is available with two engines and a highway fuel economy of 37 mpg -- and neither engine option is a hybrid or an electric vehicle. The Chevy Sonic is available with two body styles, a hatchback and a sedan, and the hatchback offers 37.7 cubic feet of cargo room, which is a lot of space for a compact vehicle!
One of the Chevy Sonic’s biggest competitors is the Nissan Versa, and while the Versa does have a lot of great qualities, the Chevy Sonic has more to offer.
2018 Chevy Sonic LT Sedan v. 2018 Nissan Versa S Plus
The 2018 Chevy Sonic LT Sedan is equipped with the Ecotec turbo 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and it produces 138 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque, which is a pretty substantial increase in comparison to the 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque produced by the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that the 2018 Nissan Versa S Plus has under the hood. The Chevy Sonic LT Sedan also has a lot more ways for drivers and passengers to stay connected, and that’s something that all consumers want, and something that Nissan Versa S Plus lacks. The Chevy Sonic LT Sedan has a 7-inch color touchscreen display, 2 USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an available built-in 4G LTE WiFi connection, but the Nissan Versa S Plus doesn’t have any of those. Also the Chevy Sonic LT Sedan comes standard with 10 airbags, and the Nissan Versa S Plus is only equipped with six.
The Chevy Spark is subcompact car and it’s ideal for consumers that want a really affordable car that is really fuel efficient and only needed for daily errands and the daily commute. The Chevy Spark gets up to 39 mpg on the highway and it has a starting MSRP has a starting MSRP OF $13,925 and it provides up to 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which is plenty for a suitcase, items for a fun beach day and groceries.
2018 Chevy Spark LS Manual v. 2017 Fiat 500 Pop Manual
The Chevy Spark has a number of advantages in comparison to the Fiat 500 Pop Manual and one of the big ones since the vehicles are so small is safety. The Chevy Spark comes standard with 10 airbags and a rearview camera, whereas the Fiat 500 Pop only comes standard with seven airbags and no rearview camera. The Spark has a built-in 4G LTE WiFi connection and a 7-inch touchscreen display, which is two inches bigger than the standard display in the Fiat 500 Pop, which doesn’t have the option of a built-in WiFi system. But not does the Spark have more features, it is also more affordable by more than $1,000.
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