Subaru Impreza vs. Chevy Cruze

If you’re visiting a used car dealership in Chicago and you’re looking for a reliable, comfortable, and good-looking compact car, you could do much worse than the Subaru Impreza or the Chevy Cruze as your vehicle of choice. Both of these cars are safe vehicles with great gas mileage, making them perfect for a daily commute or a long road trip for a few people.

Below, we’ll review the exterior, interior, and performance of each of these vehicles to help you make your choice.


Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza

Subaru is known for making fun, adventurous cars and the Impreza is no exception. It’s available as a hatchback or a sedan but in either case, it’s fun to drive. At Hawk Auto, a used car dealership in Illinois, you’ll find plenty of certified pre-owned vehicles.



The Subaru Impreza is a great-looking car with a subtle design appeal that makes it a popular choice for many drivers. The Impreza comes in a variety of different models with slightly different exterior features such as 16-inch, black wheels or a hatchback body style.


The Impreza’s interior, for what it might lack in lavish style, more than makes up for it with simplicity. The controls are intuitive, the gauges are easy to read, and the comfortable armrests make it a great car to spend a lot of time in. Plus, the electronic infotainment system is compatible with Apple and Android devices.


The Impreza won’t blow you away with its speed as the horsepower on these cars is generally between 150 and 200 depending on the model year. However, the gas mileage is very good. Any model more recent than 2011 will feature gas mileage in the 25 to 27 mpg range in the city and 33 to 36 mpg on the highway.

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevy Cruze

Exceptional fuel economy and fantastic reliability are two of the cornerstones of the Chevy Cruze that you can rely on any time you purchase this vehicle.



The Chevy Cruze, like most commuter, compact cars has a fairly conservative approach to its exterior design. It’s a four-door sedan that stands about 57 inches high, 70 inches wide, and 183 inches long which means you’ll have no problem fitting it into tight parking spots in Chicagoland.


The Chevy Cruze has a charming and attractive interior with five comfortable seats and a large trunk. It features an intuitive infotainment system, heated front seats (in newer models, and plenty of legroom even with a full load of passengers.


The Cruze has horsepower levels in the mid 100s but its fuel economy is among the best in its class, especially if you opt for the diesel model. The front-wheel-drive engine gets 28 to 31 mpg in the city and 37 to 48 mpg on the highway. With that kind of fuel economy, you won’t be spending much time at the pump.

Looking for a used car dealership in Illinois? Come on down to Hawk Auto to test drive an Impreza, Cruze, or both!

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