2017 Toyota Corolla iM vs 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback
When Toyota decided to discontinue the Scion brand, they promised that some of the more popular models the brand introduced in the past few years would be brought into the Toyota fold. Thus vehicles like the Toyota 86 and C-HR were unveiled. Another of these popular models will soon be released as a brand-new trim level for the always-popular Toyota Corolla, and we wanted to see how it will measure up to another upcoming new model in its segment, by comparing the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM vs 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback.
Advantages of the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback
Many of the specifications in both of these models are still being held close to the vest, but we managed to pull out a few things to compare, and as you can tell the two cars are quite comparable though the Corolla iM does lead in a few areas. Let’s start from the top by analyzing the engine. Though we don’t know about performance specs or efficiency at this time, the Corolla iM will be equipped with a slightly larger engine, which could translate to more power. And knowing Toyota, having more power doesn’t necessarily mean less efficiency.
Let’s turn instead to space, which we have a few specifics on. We don’t know passenger volume, which is important in small cars like this. The more interior space you have, the more comfortable passengers will be considering how small the vehicle is. But we do know that the hatchback cargo area of the Corolla iM will offer a couple extra cubic feet of space to fill with luggage or whatever you need to bring around with you. We also know that tall passengers will be more comfortable in the back seat of the iM, as it offers an extra 6.5 inches of rear leg room. We can’t say for certain that will lead to more passenger volume, but it wouldn’t be a bad bet.
Lastly we looked at wheel size, and the Corolla iM will only be available with 17 in. wheels. We don’t know what the standard size of the Cruze Hatchback’s wheels are, but they do unfortunately offer 18 in. wheels in their premium trim levels. If this information has you intrigued by the upcoming 2017 Toyota Corolla iM, be sure to give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website.