2015 Honda Civic SedanFor those of you in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area searching for a compact car, there are plenty of great options. Two top choices right now in this competitive segment include the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2015 Chevy Cruze. While they both offer impressive fuel economy, smart technology, and fun-to-drive handling, they’re not the same car – so which one will be best for your needs? Let’s take a look!

Performance and Efficiency

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more efficient and fun-to-drive pair of compact sedans on the market. With the 2015 Honda Civic you get a direct injection 1.8L four-cylinder that makes 143 hp with continuously variable transmission. That combo results in an EPA estimate of up to 30 mpg city/39 mpg highway*. With the 2015 Chevy Cruze you get a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that only makes 138 hp and is rated at only 22 mpg city/35 mpg highway in base trim.

Whether speed or efficiency is your priority, you can see that the Honda Civic is the obvious choice.

Safety

Unfortunately, the 2015 Chevy Cruze failed to achieve a Good or Acceptable rating in the Small Front Overlap crash test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, the Cruze only received the Marginal ranking in that important test, while the 2015 Honda Civic earned a Good ranking. The 2015 Honda Civic, meanwhile, earned a Basic when it comes to Front Crash Prevention, while the Cruze didn’t score any points in that category. Some models of the Civic are available with a Forward Collision Warning system, essential for achieving a ranking in that category.

Features and Amenities

While both of these well-equipped sedans are a far cry from the stripped down economy cars of the past, there are some key differences. The 2015 Honda Civic gets cruise control, a rearview camera, and a remote trunk release standard. The 2015 Chevy Cruze lacks those features in the basic model.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

View InventoryCommunity Honda of Orland Park is pleased to be a leading Frankfort and Orland Park area Honda dealership. Visit us today at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park to test drive the current Honda Civic today!

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.