While the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze might appear to be on the same playing field, a basic comparison reveals that the former is the better choice. Explore the advantages that the Civic offers that its Chevy rival lacks.
The Civic model has accumulated more awards than the Cruze to date: the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017, and the 2018 Edmunds Buyers Most Wanted accolades.1 Although the Chevrolet brand has been recognized as “the most awarded and fastest growing brand, in the last four years overall,” the Cruze lacks any notable awards based on its own merit.2
Each trim of the 2018 Honda Civic comes equipped with a rear stabilizer bar as well as Hill Start Assist. The 2018 Cruze lacks these two useful technology perks which enhance the vehicle’s capability to navigate slippery terrain and varied landscapes.
Although both models have secured a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, only the 2018 Honda Civic bested the Chevrolet Cruze in each of the three categories. It garnered five stars in frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests.3 The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze achieved only a four-star safety rating for side crash and rollover tests.4
Adaptive Cruise Control
The 2018 Honda Civic Touring trim comes with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow technology, which automatically controls the vehicle’s speed so you follow at a safe distance behind the vehicle ahead. The 2018 Cruze has only a conventional cruise control function, which lacks the same convenience as the adaptive type one on the Civic.
The Honda Civic is also equipped with an intelligent feature that lends protection against front-facing impacts. Collision Mitigation Braking System™ technology will sense objects, pedestrians, and vehicles up ahead then automatically activate the brakes if it detects a crash is unavoidable.
The base trim of the 2018 Honda Civic is outfitted with functional touches such as automatic climate control and map lights. It also incorporates steering wheel-mounted controls so you can easily access cruise control and the audio system while focusing on the road. The base trim of the 2018 Cruze doesn’t come with these standard amenities.
Experience the award-winning safety and superior convenience of the 2018 Civic when you stop by Avery Green Honda for a test drive.