2017 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2017 Chevrolet Cruze

When it comes to effective sedans with a favourable price point, enthusiasts often come to the point where they have to choose between the Hyundai Sonata and the Chevrolet Cruze. Both vehicles have a lot to offer, and have received many accolades from different parties. However, the truth is that when all is said and done, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is the better of the two, and would therefore be the best bargain.

Design & Style

The Chevrolet Cruze has a more angular design compared to the Hyundai Sonata, which some people love and some hate. However, the most concerning fact about the Chevrolet’s design stands in its proportions, wherein issues such as the lights are not proportional to the front end of the car, making it look odd. This is in comparison to the cool, crisp lines of the Hyundai Sonata which gives it a graceful stance.

The interior of the Chevrolet looks a bit more spartan than that of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata. There is less in the way of tech features, and the materials used have made the vehicle look drab. The Hyundai, on the other hand, feels clinical and luxurious, with high quality material and high build quality as well as intuitive placement of most instruments and buttons. You would have a much better time in the 2017 Hyundai Sonata hands down.

Technology & Safety

These vehicles are made by companies that have a lot to spend on research and development, so you can be sure that they have a lot to offer in the way of technological and safety features. The Cruze, however, falls short of most people’s expectations, since it has only a handful of technological features apart from the standard ones such as a rearview camera, integrated Bluetooth, a touchscreen navigation system and stability control. Safety is provided by ABS, traction control, pre-tensioners and more.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has a higher number of tech and safety features to offer, even in the standard versions of the vehicle. These include electronic parking brake, a high definition touchscreen navigation system, a wide angle rearview camera with dynamic guide lines and an integrated memory system for multiple drivers’ preferences.


The Chevrolet Cruze has a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 153 horsepower, and this is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The manual transmission option is not very popular with many drivers, particularly those who have to drive in stop-go city traffic in which having to constantly change gears would be tiring. Automatic versions of the gearbox are available as paid options.

The base 2017 Hyundai Sonata ships with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 185 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The gear changes are smooth, and the car is responsive compared to the Chevrolet.

The Bottom Line

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is a good car, and has some appealing elements to it. However, when compared to the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, it simply doesn’t stand a chance. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is better looking, better to drive, safer and more economical than the Chevrolet, and is therefore the car anyone would buy.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.