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2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

When choosing your next new car, it can sometimes feel as though you could never do enough research to find the right model for your driving needs. This feeling likely comes from all of the time you’ve spent looking through brochures and specs sheets without getting any real idea of which models have an edge over others. That’s why we’re here to help with our quick and simple comparison of the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback vs the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.

The hatchback segment is becoming quite popular these days, and both the Cruze Hatchback and Civic Hatchback are two relatively new players in the game. But, although they’re new, they’ve also quickly risen to the top of the list of must-drive vehicles for many car shoppers. So, which one should you choose?

The decision is ultimately yours, but we often recommend the Cruze Hatchback due in part to its superior cargo space. After all, that’s one of the main perks of buying a hatchback rather than your typical compact sedan, and the Cruze provides you with an impressive 47.2 cu. ft. of room for your belongings.

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2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback VS 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
47.2 cu. ft. Cargo Space 46.2 cu. ft.
Manual or Automatic Transmission Manual or CVT
Yes OnStar N/A
7-inch touchscreen Standard Infotainment Screen 5-inch LCD

Differences Between the Cruze and Civic Hatchbacks

Of course, cargo space doesn’t say much about the actual driving experience, and with how sporty hatchbacks have become you’ll want something that is a blast to drive. That’s why Chevy equipped the Cruze with your choice of either a manual transmission for driving enthusiasts or an automatic transmission for those who like a similar sporty feeling. The Civic Hatchback may also offer a manual, but those who can’t drive with a stick-shift are left with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), a type of transmission not really known for providing an exhilarating ride.

We also can’t forget the value you’ll get from the Chevy Cruze Hatchback, with a larger standard infotainment touchscreen than the Civic Hatchback and OnStar, something you won’t find in the Civic. To learn more about our comparison between these two popular options or to experience the Cruze Hatchback for yourself, contact us at Parks Chevrolet. Either way, however, it’s clear that the Cruze Hatchback takes the top spot in many key areas.

2017 chevy cruze hatch cargo space
2017-chevy cruze hatch steering wheel