2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Chevy Cruze

Spitzer Volkswagen customers looking for an affordable, straightforward sedan that is also reliable and efficient can find one of the strongest models in the class with the current version of the VW Passat. The automaker has seen so much success with the Passat, that the car has not needed a major update or redesign in some time – all while its competitors are continually being forced to play catch up. A comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Chevy Cruze reveals more than a few advantages available to buyers choosing the classic VW sedan. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is widely available in the Spitzer VW showroom. If you would like to schedule a test drive and take a closer look at the 2018 Passat, call 440-703-6348 today.

Among the most important factors in any vehicle purchase is going to comfort. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat holds a marked advantage over the 2018 Chevy Cruze in overall dimensions. Regardless if someone is sitting in the front or rear seats, the 2018 Passat has more legroom available than its Chevy sedan rival. Additionally, the 2018 Passat has earned very strong praise from independent online reviews for being one of the quietest models in the class. Volkswagen engineers have done an outstanding job of insulating the passenger cabin from wind and road noise. Using the same reviews, the 2018 Chevy Cruze did not score as high in the experts' eyes as the 2018 VW Passat. The entry-level trim of the Passat comes with several new standard safety systems.


2018 VW Passat


2018 Chevy Cruze

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-Cyl.
174/184 Horsepower/Torque 153/177
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed manual
Yes V-6 Upgrade Avail. No


Performance Specs

It doesn't take an automotive expert to recognize the performance disparity between the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Chevy Cruze. The current Passat uses a more powerful standard powertrain as well as offers an available V-6 upgrade. Most versions of the 2018 Passat are equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This will give drivers 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque to work with. Independent testing revealed that the 2018 Passat can accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in fewer than eight seconds. By comparison, the 2018 Chevy Cruze is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine of its own with a peak output of a little more than 150 horsepower.



An interior photo showing the amount of space in the 2018 VW Passat.
A photo of the available technology on certain trims of the 2018 VW Passat.
A photo of the rear of the 2018 VW Passat.
A photo of the available trunk space in the 2018 VW Passat.