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Crossover SUVs may be getting all the attention, but the sedan class has become highly competitive in recent years. You can find sedans with the perfect combination of sportiness, comfort, and features, and there are no better examples than the 2018 Chevy Cruze and the 2018 Honda Civic. Both have plenty to offer, but which is better for you?
Drivers in Lewistown, Bellefonte, and State College can find out the key differences between these two stylish sedans with our 2018 Chevy Cruze vs. 2018 Honda Civic comparison.
The Cruze comes standard with high-quality cloth upholstery, though plush leather upholstery is an available upgrade. These seats are heavily-bolstered and supportive for all-day comfort, along with offering ample head- and legroom for passengers. Even the rear seat is large enough to accommodate adult passengers without being cramped, and the interior is filled with soft-touch and luxurious materials.
The Civic also has comfortable, supportive seating, and a spacious cabin for all passengers, though the rear seat may be cramped for tall or large passengers. Like the Cruze, the interior of the Civic is well-made and offers plenty of decadence with its use of high-end materials.
The Cruze comes standard with plenty of high-tech features: A 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration is standard, along with Bluetooth® connectivity and a USB port. Chevy’s MyLink® system is also highly intuitive and offers an interface similar to your normal smartphone device, which makes it easier to navigate the menu options and find the features you want. The Cruze can also be equipped with OnStar® telematics, which offers concierge services, roadside assistance, navigation, and emergency response.
The Civic comes with a smaller 5-inch display screen, a rearview camera, and a USB port. Higher trim levels get a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, as well. The Civic’s infotainment system is easy to use, once you learn your way around, though it uses a touchscreen exclusively for its functions. Some drivers may prefer to use physical knobs and buttons for redundant control, like for adjusting the temperature or audio. There are no features equivalent to the MyLink® or OnStar® systems, either.
The Cruze earned above-average safety scores with the NHTSA and IIHS safety testing, and offers an array of available advanced safety features to enhance its protection. Modern technology like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, and other features are all optional, along with the innovative Teen Driver System, which allows the driver to limit speed or sound volume for a distraction-free experience for a learning driver.
The Civic also performed well in safety tests and comes with a variety of safety technology. The Honda Sensing® suite includes many of the same advanced safety features as those available for the Cruze, though there’s no equivalent Teen Driver System.
These two sedans have a lot of similarities, but if you’re looking for an option with a spacious rear seat, cutting-edge telematics and connectivity features, and additional safety for young drivers, the Cruze may be the right choice for you.
Drivers in State College, Lewistown, and Bellefonte can find out more about the 2018 Chevy Cruze by visiting The Lake Dealerships. Call or stop by today to schedule your test drive!