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2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Chevy Cruze

There’s much to be said about the compact car as a segment. It’s easier to go the bigger is better route when it comes to a vehicle, but compact cars are more affordable, easy to maneuver and fuel efficient. For single drivers or those with a long commute, these models can be a necessity. There sure are many from which to choose, and it’s easy to compare the 2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Chevy Cruze when it comes time to select from the top choices. At first glance, the Cruze has much going for it when it comes to starting price and power, but when you dig a bit deeper you might just find yourself turning back to the tried and true Toyota Corolla.

When specs and pricing have you leaning toward the cheaper model, you may be asking yourself why people turn to the Toyota Corolla? The basic answer is that it’s a smart option if you’re looking for long-term ownership or high resale value. Toyota has a solid reputation, and you can’t be bothered with frequent problems.

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2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Chevy Cruze
97.5 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 93.5 cu. ft.
CVT Standard Transmission 6-speed manual
Yes CD Player No
Standard Cruise Control Available

2017 Toyota Corolla Reliability and Value

There are some rumors out there that will not hold water, but when it comes to reliability, the Toyota reputation is well-founded. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota below just one brand for 2016: Lexus. Which is owned by? You guessed it, Toyota. If you want a vehicle that you can run through its paces and still start up every morning to get you where you need to go, Toyota is the brand for you. When things do break down, you’ll also find parts are easy to come by and inexpensive.

As strong as some Chevy fans follow the brand, it’s reliability rating just are not as strong as those of Toyota, ranking in at #15 according to Consumer Reports. This gives the brand something of a hit when it comes to resale value, which is only furthered by the fact that the savings you receive at the initial price means many trims of the Cruze lack key features like a CD player and cruise control.

At the end of the day, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is a great option for those seeking a standard compact car. It offers all the latest in technology, with a special nod to standard driver assistance equipment, and it is easy to maintain. The Corolla also comes in a total of seven trims, allowing for a variety of options when it comes to style and features.

Not entirely convinced the 2017 Toyota Corolla is right for you? You will be after you stop by Carver Toyota and take it for a test drive.

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