2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs Honda Civic, Which One is a Better Buy?
Posted Sun, 07/01/2012 - 01:03 by admin
Indian auto market has become more like a fighting arena because of amid competition in between automobile giants. Each and every company wants to offer their best cars in India, because it is one of the most progressively emerging auto markets in the world. Even the world’s best car manufacturers are struggling to get a larger piece of the Indian markets. GM and Honda are among these few as well. Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze are the best offerings in the compact sedan cars offered by the most reputed companies of the world. Both these cars are very important for their companies in India. The cars have mesmerizing exteriors, roomy and comfy interiors and powerful mills. Thus it is confusing when we come to choose one between these too. We will compare these two luxury sedans on the basis of their pros and cons, and try to make it easier for buyers to choose the best.
GM recently launched the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze with new upgraded engine. This upgrade has made the Chevy Cruze more powerful and efficient. The new 2.0L VCDI engine churns out 164bhp at 3800rpm with a whooping torque of 380Nm at 2000rpm. The new engine has been blessed with 4 valve twin-cam shaft (DOHC) technology mated with 6-speed optional manual or AT transmission. A larger fuel injector with strengthened combustion chamber has also been fitted to optimize more power with fuel efficiency. The car now offers anawesome mileage of around 17kmpl on highways and 12Kmpl on city roads. On the other hand, Honda Civic comes in petrol version. The sedan car comes with a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine, which churns out 130bhp with torque of 172Nm. Civic has optional 5-speed manual or AT transmission. The AT transmission features paddle shift that allow you to shift gears with ease. Honda civic mileage is around 14Kmpl. Hence, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze leads in the term of power and mileage. The newer and better engine makes Chevy Cruze most powerful and fuel efficient in the segment.
Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze both possess breath taking exterior looks. Both the cars are even in terms of looks. Cruze is one of most the elegant cars available in India. The front fascia looks stylish with dual bezel design headlamps and wide chrome grille with golden Chevrolet badge mounted on it. The dynamic design with broad track and larger wheelbase is what makes Cruze so fluidic and efficient on roads. The large 16” alloy wheels not only looks good but provides better driving as well. Whereas, aesthetically designed and crafted Honda Civic also leads in every aspect at exteriors. The smokey headlamps with sporty front chrome grille make the front fascia more attractive. The all new five spoke alloy wheels also add charm at exteriors and efficiency in driving. Both the cars look sophisticated and classy but Chevrolet Cruze sees more popularity than Civic.
Compact sedan cars are all about performance and luxury. Being the best offering of the market, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic have that perfect blend of performance and luxurious comfort. To begin with Cruze, has been blessed with world class black leather interiors and is spacious and roomy enough and with a powerful AC, the car seems like a cocoon of comfort. The leather interiors make the car sophisticated, classy and elegant. Three spoke steering-wheel looks stylish and integrated controls to make the car more user-friendly. The central console has been blessed with graphic infotainment display, radio and HVAC controls. As far as Honda Civic is concerned, the interiors of the car are class apart. The front cabin has been designed like a cockpit of a plane, which makes car modish. The three spoke steering-wheel with mounted controls and paddle shift on it, adds to the appeal. The central console has also been blessed with infotainment features with a 7”color display. The car is luxurious with leather upholstery, cruise and climate control and spaciousness. The powerful AC makes your ride comfortable. The Honda is way ahead in the interior comfort from the Chevy Cruze.
The safety features are very important when it comes to your family’s safety. The Honda Civic is toughened with a lot of safeguard features. The Civic comes equipped with G-CON Technology, an advanced passive protecting that offers the inhabitant a survival zone in case of an accident. The active features include ABS with EBD and brake assist, SRS Airbags and Anti-theft Immobilizer. Some other small but important safety features have been installed in the Honda Civic such as front fog lamps, security alarm system and keyless entry, auto door lock, rear window defroster, driver side one touch auto power window, child proof rear door lock. On the other hand, Chevrolet always emphasizes on security features as well and thus, Cruze is jam-packed with lots of advanced active and passive safety features.
The active safety features that are available with Chevrolet Cruze includes Dual Front Airbags that offers safety in case of collision, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Front Ventilated Disc Brakes that de-accelerate the vehicle instantly, traction control and electronic stability control. Honda Civic and Chevy Cruze both have a lot of security features and both make safe your family during a ride. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze price starts at Rs. 13.85 lakhs, whereas Honda Civic price starts at Rs. 13.21 lakhs (Prices Ex-showroom, Mumbai). The prices are close enough but 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a diesel variant, whereas Honda Civic is a petrol one. Honda Civic was the segment leader but the sales of the car have dropped drastically, because of recent petrol price hike. Honda has been working on the diesel engine for a while now and they are willing to bring in the 2013, new Honda Civic diesel variant. If you want to buy a beautiful diesel car which provides great mileage then go for a Cruze. Whereas, on the other hand, if you want to own a petrol-jet with world class interior and driving pleasure go for Honda Civic. I shared that 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, Better Becomes the Best.