2018 Hyundai Accent vs 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

Driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Hyundai Accent on the left "vs" front exterior view of a blue 2018 Chevy Cruze on the right

When looking for a new vehicle we all want something that sips the gas while still delivering real-world capability and versatile interior space. Two of the most complete options in the compact sedan segment are the 2018 Hyundai Accent and the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. Both of these compact and sporty vehicles provide their owners with an efficient drivetrain and ample interior passenger and cargo space to help you accomplish more and fill up less. Choosing between these two desirable compact sedans can be difficult and that is why we took the time to dive deep into the details to bring you the key similarities and differences between the 2018 Hyundai Accent and the 2018 Chevy Cruze.

2018 Hyundai Accent


2018 Chevrolet Cruze

1.6L 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.4L 4-Cylinder
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
28 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 28 MPG City/ 39 MPG HWY
10-Years/ 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5-Years/ 60,000 Miles
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Differences & Similarities

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Hyundai Accent and the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze have very similar standard drivetrain specs, and both vehicles offer a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission for added fuel efficiency. They both also come with standard Electronic Stability Control, but the 2018 Hyundai Accent also gets equipped with standard Vehicle Stability Management and a Traction Control System for added confidence over rough roadways.

On the interior of the 2018 Hyundai Accent and the 2018 Chevy Cruze, you will find standard Cloth Seating, Manual Adjusting Front Seats, and a 4-Speaker Stereo System, but the 2018 Hyundai Accent also comes with a standard 5” Color Touchscreen Display, a Smartphone/ USB Auxiliary Jack, Bluetooth® Connectivity, and Steering Wheel Mounted Controls. You can find all of these features on the 2018 Chevy Cruze once you start paying for trim level upgrades. With more standard equipment both inside and on the exterior, the 2018 Hyundai Accent sneaks past the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze at the finish line. You can experience everything that the 2018 Hyundai Accent has to offer on a test drive at Carolina Hyundai in High Point, NC today.