When we compare the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze's and the 2019 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for used cars. The 2019 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze's and the 2019 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze.
2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2019 Honda Civic Pricing
A used 2019 Chevrolet Cruze ranges from $11,994 to $20,714 while a used 2019 Honda Civic is priced between $19,230 to $40,995.
2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2019 Honda Civic Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze loses 46.2 percent of its value and the 2019 Honda Civic loses 36 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Honda Civic retains 10.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze’s base engine makes 153 horsepower, and the 2019 Honda Civic base engine makes 174 horsepower. The Cruze is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles.This gives the 2019 Honda Civic the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2019 Honda Civic has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze and the 2019 Honda Civic have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.