2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Blue 2018 Volkswagen Golf next to orange 2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback in comparison

Who doesn’t love a good hatchback? With plenty of room inside for everyone who goes along for the ride, along with spirited yet efficient performance under the hood, a well-built hatchback can be just what you need to keep the daily drive enjoyable. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf and 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback are two of the most highly-regarded models not just on the five-door market, but the entire industry as a whole. That’s why they often find themselves stacked up against each other, and our Armstrong VW team wants to help you in your search.

There’s a lot to uncover regarding a 2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback comparison, so we’ve taken the liberty of compiling some research on both these models to give you a better of idea of what each is working with. Come join us and find your new favorite model!

2018 Volkswagen Golf


2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

$20,910 Starting MSRP $22,835
1.8-liter Inline 4 / 170 horsepower Engine / Horsepower Rating 1.4-liter Inline 4 / 137 horsepower
25 miles per gallon city / 34 miles per gallon highway City / Highway Fuel Economy Ratings 31 miles per gallon city / 47 miles per gallon highway
53.7 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume 47.2 cubic feet

Test drive the 2018 Volkswagen Golf in Portland OR

There’s no shortage of innovation with the 2018 Golf or 2018 Cruze Hatchback, both inside and out. Though you can expect better fuel economy and connectivity (thanks to a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot) on the Cruze, you’ll be treated to greater precision, control and safety with the Golf by your side, all ideals that make it a worthy choice for any driver. Its transmission offers Tiptronic® with Sport Mode, that can tailor your drive to a punchier experience, all the while providing you with some of the top driver assistance innovations on the market, many of which are not available on the Cruze. Some of these include: 

  • Adaptive Cruise Control 
  • Blind Spot Monitor 
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Front Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert 
  • Many more!

Combine these with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and a premium Fender audio system, and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf can check off every box you throw at it. Be sure to contact Armstrong Volkswagen today to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Golf, or work out a payment plan if you’re convinced that it’s right for you!