chevy cruze vs hyundai elantra

Head To Head: 2019 Chevy Cruze vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra

Car shopping often seems complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s especially true when you shop Keyes Cars. We’re the first stop for many car shoppers seeking the right car dealership in Los Angeles because our team is trusted when you need to find answers that simplify car buying, especially if you’re trying to narrow your choices. To that end, let’s compare two popular models from our dealerships: the 2019 Hyundai Elantra and the 2019 Chevy Cruze.

2019 Chevy Cruze

2019 Chevy Cruze at a Glance

  • 1.4L turbocharged I4 engine
  • 153 hp / 177 lb.-ft. torque
  • 1.6L turbocharged I4 diesel engine
  • 137 hp / 240 lb.-ft. torque
  • Sedan or hatchback models available

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze offers both sedan and hatchback body styles, both of which get a mild cosmetic redesign this year. There are two highly capable engines on offer, and unlike the Hyundai Elantra, the Chevy Cruze offers a diesel powertrain. However, neither car offers a hybrid variant, meaning you’d have to opt for the hybrid versions of the Chevy Malibu, Hyundai Ioniq, or Hyundai Sonata if you’re looking for alternatives. 

2019 Hyundai Elantra

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra also comes as either a sedan or a hatchback, but also comes with a wider variety of engines in varying states of tune. That means you can prioritize fuel efficiency or power, or choose a comfortable middle ground. Like the Chevy Cruze, the Hyundai Elantra earns high marks for safety (in this case, an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus). However, unlike the Chevy model, more of the Hyundai model’s active safety features are available as standard equipment.

Both vehicles come with good infotainment systems, and each comes with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ standard. You’ll find much more by way of standard equipment in the Hyundai Elantra, but it’s easy to equip either car quite well with the right combination of trim level and available options.

So which is better? You may be looking at both of these cars’ figures and specifications and coming to what feels like a clear conclusion, or you could still be stumped. Either way, our suggestion is to make way to Keyes Chevrolet and Keyes Hyundai of Van Nuys (they’re just minutes apart, after all), get answers to any questions you have, take a test drive of each, and take advantage of our new vehicle specials

2019 Hyundai Elantra at a Glance

  • Four engine choices, varying by trim and body style
  • 128 - 201 hp / 132 - 195 lb.-ft. torque
  • Sedan or hatchback models available