Comparison - Lexus IS 300 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Cruze LT 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
40,660
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
25,395
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
13.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
CAJUN RED TINTCOAT
#B80125
GRAPHITE METALLIC
#45545B
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#9A9388
ARCTIC BLUE METALLIC
#9DADBA
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#100F11
SUMMIT WHITE
#DBE6E9
SILVER ICE METALLIC
#C4CDD4
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#74797C
RED HOT
#C50101
KINETIC BLUE METALLIC
#0261AC

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2018, the Lexus IS 300 gains a four-cylinder and rear-wheel-drive version in its lineup. In actuality, though, this is just last year's IS 200t renamed. The all-wheel-drive version still has a V6 engine, and it gets a 5-horsepower boost (to 260 hp).

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
V6 power compares to smaller turbo engines, but isn't as efficient
Handling capabilities do little to create driver excitement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus IS ranked #11 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Lexus IS has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Quick acceleration
Cushioned ride

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Undersized trunk
Frustrating infotainment system controller

By: 
usnews.com

The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.

Pros
Lots of standard equipment
Subtle, stylish look
Swift-shifting 8-speed
Long options list
F Sport headed in the right direction

Cons
Too many cooks under the hood
Awkward powertrain walk
Pricey options
Tight rear seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevy Cruze offers lots of compelling reasons to select it, but we’d like to see more safety tech on its standard equipment roster.

Pros
Versatile sedan and hatchback options
Comfy interior with lots of standard tech
Optional turbodiesel is compelling
Refined feel

Cons
Limited safety tech
Diesel is a pricey option
Automatic can be indecisive
Not particularly sporty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Cruze has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive infotainment system and standard features list
Outstanding fuel economy
Spacious seats and trunk
Quiet, comfortable ride

Cons
Sluggish acceleration
Can't deactivate engine stop-start system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a compact sedan or hatchback.Our recommended trim, the LT, steps up to 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded headlights with LED running lights, heated mirrors, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted phone and audio controls, a rear center armrest with cupholders, and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio. Hatchback models also get a cargo cover and rear spoiler.

PROS
Feels sporty and planted around turns
Touchscreen interface is easy to use
Available diesel-powered engine for high fuel economy

CONS
Front seats aren't particularly comfortable
Engine stop-start cannot be disabled
Gas engine's disappointing acceleration and real-world fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
47.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
1.60L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
137hp
at 3 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
34.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.30in
183.70in
Width: 
71.30in
70.50in
Height: 
56.30in
57.40in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
110.20in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.80cu.ft
13.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3737.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Air Conditioning
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5
16 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Premium Plus Package
Premium Package
F SPORT W/All-Season Tires
Comfort Package
F SPORT Package W/18" Wheels And All-Season Tires
Leather Package
Driver Confidence, Sun And Sound Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Film By 3M
18" Mesh Alloy Wheels
F SPORT 18" Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
18" Aluminum Alloy Wheels W/Summer Tires
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
Front Fog Lamp Kit
Front License Plate Bracket
17" Aluminum Wheels W/Tires
Ground Effects Package
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Bright Chrome Accent Grille
Wheel Locks
Flushmount Rear Spoiler
Black Bowtie
Chrome Appearance Package
Painted Body-Side Moldings
Interior Options: 
F SPORT Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
F SPORT Key Gloves
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
F SPORT Perforated Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Key Gloves
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Illuminated Door Sill Plates