2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback vs. 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Are you looking for some hatchback fun? As a modern driver, you are most likely to be looking at the latest models from Hyundai and Chevrolet. Both the Elantra GT and Chevrolet Cruze are hatchback versions that are popular choices among drivers looking for luxury vehicles. However, the two cars have clear differences. The Cruze hatch is just a modified Cruze whereas the Elantra GT has been built form the ground up to fit the format of a hatchback. This makes the Eantra GT a better model than the Cruze. Let us compare the two car models to see why the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT makes the better choice of the two.

Design & Style

Before we even start comparing the design and style of each car, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT immediately emphasizes its dominance when it comes to the price battle. There is nearly a $2k gap between the prices of the two cars. As with most hatchbacks, cargo-carrying practicality is an important consideration. The Elantra GT boasts 55.1 cubic feet of space while the Chevrolet Cruze has 47.2 cubic feet. The extra space in the Elantra GT makes it a great choice for a family car. Also, the 2018 Elantra GT’s trim level makes the interior look upscale and sensibly laid out. The dashboard design of the Elantra is noticeably different from the Cruze.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to technology and safety features, as a driver, you have to look at the basics to see which model has all its bases covered. Both cars are highly rated when it comes to meeting safety standards. However, buyers of the Elantra GT have access to a host of more safety features compared to the Chevrolet Cruze. Some of the Elantra’s outstanding safety features include adaptive cruise control with stop/start capability, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot detection, lane keep assist and the automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT has a brand new infotainment system that is more responsive than before. The new version has replaced the 7.0-inch unit with an 8.0-inch screen that is no longer embedded into the dashboard but stands alone at the front center. Unlike the screen available in the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, the Elantra’s screen supports new navigation system with traffic data and maps.


When it comes to performance, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is more efficient and powerful compared to the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. The engine capacity for the Elantra GT is 2.0L I-4 while the Cruze has 1.4L I-4. Both cars have a transmission of 6-spd man w/OD. However, when it comes to horsepower, the Elantra offers 161 @6.2k RPM while the Cruze only offers 153 @5.6k RPM. As you can see, the Elantra GT is a clear winner when it comes to offering more power and efficiency.

The Bottom Line

As mentioned earlier, both the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and 2018 Chevrolet Cruze are the leading car models in their class and they are a popular choice among hatchbacks. However, when it comes to choosing between the two models, clearly, the Elantra GT has a lot more to offer in terms of design, style, performance and technology.

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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.