2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2015 Honda Civic

Before Driving Home a 2015 Chevy Cruze in Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia…

The 2015 Chevy Cruze has had little trouble outdoing some of its competition among Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia drivers, but is it the best compact car for the Tri-State area? Features like Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system and rearview camera are available to give the Cruze a set of modern amenities, but the entry-level LS trim feels rather simple, boasting Bluetooth connectivity (for phone only) as its key modern amenity among power accessories and air conditioning. The Cruze at least manages to get 35 highway and 22 city mpg from its 138-hp four-cylinder, but you can probably do better.

One of the Cruze’s top competitors among Tri-State drivers is the 2015 Honda Civic. The Honda Civic Sedan LX (with CVT) has been rated at an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city* and just earned a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award.* The Civic is remarkable inside and out, but we think that it’s most significant advantage comes with its standard features. The i-MID infotainment system with customizable touchscreen, Pandora radio, SMS texting, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and rearview camera all come standard on the Civic and leave competing models like the Cruze feeling rather empty.

But you should see what the Civic can do for you at a Tri-State Honda Dealer after you take a closer look at the differences between the Civic LX and Cruze LS below:

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*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle