2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Chevy Cruze

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Chevy Cruze

Car shoppers looking for a budget-friendly model are no longer stuck with bland hunks of metal that offer no comfort or amenities. While there are still a few models like that out there, class leaders provide updated styling, comfortable interiors, and amenities to help you plug-in and enjoy the ride like USB ports and Bluetooth compatibility. Two of the most popular budget-friendly sedan offerings are the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2018 Chevy Cruze who get the mix of value and amenities just right. Trying to decide which model should be your new ride? Find a list of specs and safety features below.

2018 Toyota Corolla


2018 Chevy Cruze

$18,550 Starting MSRP $16,975
1.8-Liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.4-Liter four-cylinder
Yes Standard Automatic Transmission No
Yes Standard Active Safety No

2018 Corolla Comes Standard with Active Safety

The largest advantage of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, and the reason we feel the small price increase is more than worth it, is the inclusion of the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active safety features on each trim. The 2018 Chevy Cruze comes standard with a rearview camera only and active safety can only be found on the top two trim levels as an available package option for an additional price. Check out all of the standard safety features you get on each 2018 Toyota Corolla trim below.

  • Rearview Camera
  • Pre-Collision System
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

It's hard to explain just how much value the 2018 Toyota Corolla provides on paper. Head to the Rochester Toyota dealership in Rochester, MN to see the model, and all of the standard safety and amenities, in person. If you would like to take a test drive, we recommend scheduling an appointment online so we can have the model ready and waiting for your arrival.