The 2014 Toyota Corolla is redesigned and ready to challenge the 2014 Chevy Cruze for the best affordable sedan.

Both cars have great gas mileage and an affordable price, but which vehicle is the best for Iowa City and Cedar Rapids drivers?

Find out which car has the best features and the most entertaining drive:

The 2014 Toyota Corolla vs 2014 Chevy Cruze

Corolla v Cruze VERTICALFeatures and Convenience:
The 2014 Corolla has a very basic cabin, with just enough features and materials to get by in today’s car market. Chevy, on the other hand, had a little more in mind for the 2014 Cruze, giving the car a wide range of features that are simply lacking in the 2014 Toyota Corolla.

Because of the superior layout in the Cruze, U.S. News gave the car’s interior an 8.3 out of 10. The 2014 Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, received a very paltry 7.1.

Technology and Infotainment:
If you rely on modern technology and convenience on a daily basis, then you’ll feel right at home in the Chevy Cruze, while the 2014 Toyota Corolla will leave you a little disappointed. The a standard Cruze simply has more of everything, from satellite radio to keyless entry, while drivers of the Toyota Corolla will need to upgrade to get these features.

The following features are standard on a 2014 Chevy Cruze LS, and not available on the base 2014 Toyota Corolla L model*:

  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation from telematics
  • Satellite radio
  • Steering wheel control
  • On-board hands-free communications system

*Specs information from U.S. News Rankings and Reviews.

Driving Excitement:
For a fun, enjoyable handling, the Chevy Cruze is the right choice. Quite frankly, the 2014 Toyota Corolla is not (nor was it meant to be) an exciting automobile. It is a dulled-down commuter, just the way it was intended.  It’s not sporty or powerful; it’s built to go from Point A to Point B. On the other hand, the Cruze is well known for handling and performance.

Steven J. Ewing of even wrote that “Toyota says that the chassis (in the 2014 Corolla) has been tuned to provide a sportier feel, but allow me to be the first to call shenanigans”, while U.S. News said that the 2014 Cruze delivers “strong performance”.

As you can see, the clear winner is the Cruze. While the 2014 Toyota Corolla makes a decent commuting vehicle, it simply can’t compete with the Cruze’s features and driving performance.

Great Cars for Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

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