2016 Honda Civic taillightNow that the 2016 Honda Civic has hit the auto market, everyone seems to be reevaluating its competition, and for good reason. Do you think the 2016 Chevy Cruze mpg ratings are high enough to justify an Albany area driver choosing it over the Civic? You haven’t heard of what the new 2016 Honda Civic is capable of when it comes to fuel economy? We’ll put these two vehicles side-by-side for you so that you can see which one is the more fuel-efficient small car.

Which 4-Cylinder Wins Out?

The 2016 Honda Civic has two different 4-cylinder engines at its disposal, so we are going to put both of them on the table to show you what your options are.

  • The Cruze has a standard 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that, when paired to it standard manual transmission, earns it an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 25 city mpg for 29 mpg combined. Drivers will get a total of 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque from the Cruze.
  • The 2016 Honda Civic’s basic 2.0L 4-cylinder engine paired with a CVT delivers 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque while being rated at an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 31 city mpg for 35 mpg combined.*
  • The new 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder is found on Civic EX-T models and higher and kicks out 174 hp while earning an EPA-estimated 42 highway and 31 city mpg for 35 mpg combined.*

No matter which Civic option you choose, it’s got the edge over the Cruze on fuel economy and on power. We haven’t even touched on what sets these cars apart in the cabin, either, but rest assured that Honda continues their reputation for building some of the most well-equipped vehicles on the road.

Test Drive a Civic

Whether you want the standard Civic or the one with the turbocharged engine, we think you’ll be surprised by just how much fun this little car is to drive—the fuel economy is just an added benefit. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of the Civic and let us show you what it has to offer beyond besting the 2016 Chevy Cruze mpg ratings.

*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.

Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.