Drivers looking for a fuel-efficient new car in the Hampton Roads area, we know the 2016 Chevy Cruze mpg ratings might be enticing, but we want you to see how competing cars compare. We put the 2016 Honda Civic up against its longtime competitor, the Cruze, and we want to share the results with you. After all, if you’re looking for the most fuel-efficient car, you should already have the Civic on your mind anyway.
Comparing the Engines
If you’ve heard the idea that a car has to have either more power or a better fuel economy, you’re not alone. Generally that’s true, but sometimes an engine comes along that is simply better than other powertrains. Honda’s two new engines for the Civic certainly fit that bill; see how the 2016 Chevy Cruze mpg ratings and power numbers compare:
- The 2016 Cruze has a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine under the hood, rated at 138 hp and earning 38 highway and 26 city mpg for 30 mpg combined.
- The standard 2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan with CVT has a 2.0L 4-cylinder with 158 hp and earns an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 31 city mpg for 35 mpg combined.*
- Upgrading to the new turbocharged engine brings the power output up to 174 hp while actually increasing the fuel economy to an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg on 2016 Civic EX-T Sedan models.*
Just one look at those specs should show you that it’s possible to have a more powerful and more efficient engine, and all it takes is driving a Civic instead of a Cruze. The Civic also has one of the best standard features packages in its class, including Bluetooth phone and audio, a multi-angle rearview camera, and a touchscreen interface on every model, no need to upgrade.
Test Drive a Civic
There’s so much more to the 2016 Honda Civic than besting the 2016 Chevy Cruze mpg ratings, but the best way for us to show that to you is to hand over the keys and put you behind the wheel. We recommend starting with one of the trims with the new turbocharged engine; visit a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer near you today for your test drive.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
Hampton Roads Honda Dealers includes Casey Honda, Checkered Flag Honda, First Team Honda, Hall Honda Elizabeth City, Hall Honda Virginia Beach, Priority Honda Chesapeake, Priority Honda Hampton, and Williamsburg Honda.