2019 Chevy Cruze vs. 2019 Hyundai Sonata

Of all the sedans on the market, the 2019 Chevy Cruze and the 2019 Hyundai Sonata are the most similar. They look alike, they’re priced alike, and they come with a lot of the same features. You may find yourself hard pressed to make the right decision when you have narrowed your options down to these two standout sedans.

A little research and a couple of test drives will help you make the final choice that’s best for you. We’re here to help with the information. Take a closer look at how the 2019 Chevy Cruze and the 2019 Hyundai Sonata compare:

Exterior Comparison

No one would blame you if you confused the Chevy Cruze for the Hyundai Sonata or vice versa. You’d have to see these two side-by-side to really notice the differences. They have a very similar profile and a gorgeous design.

When you do look closer, you’ll notice some slight differences. For example, while both have a meaty front end with a slightly raised up hood, they do have a slightly different grille layout. The Hyundai Sonata has a hexagonal grille that is centered between the headlights and accented with the Hyundai logo. The Chevy Cruze has a larger grille that takes up nearly the whole front end, and it is dissected by a chrome bar that runs from one squinting headlight to the other. Two large fog lamps flank the grille, creating a cohesive look for the front end.

There are more dips and grooves along the body of the Chevy Cruze than there are on the Hyundai Sonata, which creates a more interesting look. It’s not as boxy as the Sonata, and it has a slightly more sophisticated look.

The Cruze and the Sonata are roughly the same size, and they have a similar appeal, but you’ll see that the Cruze is a more substantial and sophisticated sedan when you look more closely at the details.

Interior and Technology

The interior of the 2019 Hyundai Sonata is more sophisticated than some other competitors in the segment, but it still doesn’t come close to that of the 2019 Chevy Cruze. The Hyundai Sonata has an attractive interior that includes upholstery with contrast stitching, easy-to-reach controls, and a nice layout. However, there are just a bit too many straight lines and a bit too much look of plastic to it than we would like.

Meanwhile, the interior of the 2019 Chevy Cruze has materials that look soft to the touch, plenty of flowing lines, a two-tone design, and unique placement of the controls and other details. It has a more sophisticated look than what you would expect for the segment.

Both sedans offer a great infotainment system with a large display screen featured at the center of the dashboard. The 2019 Cruze comes with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The system also includes a rearview camera for safety and a Teen Driver mode that lets parents set limits for audio controls and speed. Other interior features include one-touch power windows and speed-sensitive windshield wipers.

Upgrades available for the 2019 Cruze include satellite radio, a premium sound system, additional charging ports, automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, a sunroof, and more.

The 2019 Hyundai Sonata has the same 7-inch display screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth streaming, but it does not have the wi-fi hotspot. You also aren’t going to get any additional features unless you upgrade. Available options are similar to those on the Cruze, including satellite radio, a premium sound system, a power sunroof, climate control, and wireless charging.

Some features are available when you upgrade the trim level, and some features are available in optional packages.

Base Performance

Neither the Chevy Cruze nor the Hyundai Sonata are high-performance vehicles, but both offer great handling and spirited performance for your commute to work and your longer road trips.

The base model 2019 Chevy Cruze comes equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged Inline 4 engine that puts out 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and it gets an estimated 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the base model 2019 Hyundai Sonata comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. It’s also paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and it gets an estimated 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

The Chevy Cruze has an optional turbocharged diesel engine that gets better gas mileage, and the Hyundai Sonata has two additional engine options.

You are going to get the same great performance and fuel efficiency in both the Chevy Cruze and the Hyundai Sonata. However, once you test drive them both, you may find differences in handling that make an impact for you. It’s important that you get a feel for them in person to make your choice.

Which is Right for You?

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze starts at $17,995, and the 2019 Hyundai Sonata starts at $22,500. While these two sedans are similar in many respects, the 2019 Cruze does edge out the Sonata overall in terms of styling and everything else it has to offer. Yet the Cruze costs thousands less, which makes it a much better value overall, no matter how you look at it.

Plan a visit to your local Chevy dealership now to take a test drive of the new Chevy Cruze to learn what makes this sedan so exceptional. You’ll get to experience the comfort and the smooth performance for yourself, and you’ll get to try out all the features and see what a difference they make to driving. You’ll fall in love with the all-new Cruze!

Fantastic financing offers are available now to help make the Chevy Cruze even more affordable for your monthly budget. Visit us to find out what you qualify for and get your new Chevy Cruze today!