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2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. Honda Civic – New Hatchback Comparison


If you haven’t yet heard, the hatch is officially back! Better than their ancient ancestors in just about every way, the market’s newest hatchbacks are stylish and fuel-efficient little beasts who are never prudish when it comes to cargo space. Built as much for the daily commuter as the active and outdoorsy type, the hatch is the preferred on-the-go vehicle we all deserve and need. And in this growing segment, two new entrants stand out from the pack: the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback and Honda Civic. But which is right for you?





Priced to Sell

Inexpensive. Cheap. Thrifty. Whatever you want to call it, “Affordability” is the name of the game for most of America’s car buyers. You can expect to fork over fewer bucks for the new Chevy Cruze Premier than you would with the higher-end Civic EX-L w/ Navigation. And when shopping at our Chevy dealership near Kansas City, those bucks go further thanks to our consistently low prices and regular new Chevy deals.

Space: The Only Frontier You Care About

Hatchbacks are known for their surprisingly spacious interiors. Still, only one of these two vehicles can be the hauling king—the new Cruze Hatch. Even with its shorter length—175.3 inches vs. 177.9 inches—Chevy’s hatchback offers more space than the Civic in all areas that matter.

With the rear seats down, the Cruze maximizes its 47.2 cubic-foot interior for you and your gear. Compared to the Civic’s 46.2 cu.-ft. cargo area, Chevy’s hatchback is certainly more accommodating to just about anyone. Keep the Cruze’s seats in their natural upright position, and your passengers will also be afforded more leg-, hip-, and headroom.

Storage for small items is yet another space-saving reason to choose the Cruze over the Civic. With Chevy’s premier hatch, you’ll have access to a minified overhead compartment that’s just the right size for sunglasses, insurance cards, and any old CDs you can’t push yourself to toss in the trash. In the rear, the Cruze Hatchback also features one more seatback storage pocket than the Civic, which means more room to store your kids’ coloring books, sunscreen, and wet wipes.

Rich in Features & Always Covered

The highest Cruze Hatchback trim (Premier) comes with Chevy’s incredible warranty coverage, including a 5-year/60,000-mile Roadside Assistance package and free maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles. Honda’s Civic Hatch has no such maintenance package, and their roadside assistance quits working for its owners after 3 years or 36,000 miles. OnStar® Services, such as Emergency Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Tracking are also exclusive to the Cruze.

In addition to impressive coverage, the Cruze also comes standard with Teen Driver and front knee airbags, as well as available Parking Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring.

A Win-Win with the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze

If the Cruze’s lower MSRP doesn’t entice you, then surely its spacious interior, warranty coverage, and driver-assist features will. Either way, your 2017 Cruze Hatchback is awaiting you at our Chevy dealership near Kansas City! Stop by to test drive this world-class hatch or any of our other new Chevy cars or used cars for sale.

Hop on the hatchback bandwagon. Contact McCarthy Chevrolet at (913) 754-7208 or visit our showroom floor at 675 N Rawhide Road in Olathe, KS. We’re conveniently located off of I-35, just a short drive from KC, Lenexa, and Lawrence, Kansas.


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