The sedans Chevrolet Cruze and Renault Fluence are two of the best available cars in the premium sedan segment. The battle for the top position in this segment is fierce. Apart from the characteristics like drivability, looks and cost of ownership, the cars that generally sell well are the ones which offer better equipment list.
We do a specification comparison of the cars to find out which one is better equipped.The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Chevrolet Cruze LTZ with the Renault Fluence E4 D. Compare full features Renault Fluence Vs Chevrolet Cruze.
Chevrolet Cruze exteriors Vs Renault Fluence exteriors
The Chevrolet Cruze and the Renault Fluence are both good looking cars in their own respect. Whichever way you look at the Cruze, you get the impression of a very modern muscle car. The face of the car looks distinctly masculine and bold. The face has the Chevrolet’s traditional split grille, flanked by large, boxy, sweptback headlamps. the with some nice looking eyebrows praises the strong intimidating face. From the sides too, the car looks muscular and equally stunning, the car looks well-balanced and proportionate. Chunky alloy wheels under huge wheel arches enhance the muscular character. The car maintains its mean looks at the rear too. You would notice twin large and bold tail-light cluster which looks modern and very American.
The Fluence on the other hand looks very sharp and chic. The body is very well contoured and the design has French underpinnings. Fluence has the most distinctive appearance and is easily the most beautiful car that is available in this segment. The large elliptical headlamp cluster houses projector lamps and turn indicators in the top part. The face of the car, with the small distinctive grill is indeed the meanest section of the car to look at. The large Renault logo sits on the top of the nose and enhances the look. On the sides, you will notice that the Renault Fluence is equipped with electrically powered ORVMs and beautiful alloy wheels. The proportions of the car from the side look very sporty. The boot of the car completes the sporty and elegant character of the car. The large taillight cluster makes the car look very premium and its style complements the headlight styling at the front.
Chevrolet Cruze interiors Vs Renault Fluence interiors
The dash design of the Cruze is curvy, awe-inspiring and looks interesting. There’s silver finished center console that break the monotony of the otherwise all black interiors of Cruze. The instrument cluster is modern and uses big chrome finished racy dials and MID (Multi Information Display) that have blue backlight which looks really cool at night. Tall boot height and thick body pillars limits the visibility of the driver and passengers. The equipment list that the car offers is generous and includes – premium leather seats, Bluetooth music streaming, programmable LCD screen, CD player, front armrest with storage and sliding lid, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seats, tilt and reach adjustable steering wheel, 4 channel rear parking assist, rain sensitive wiper system, cruise control, etc.
The equipment list of the Fluence is expansive too. There’s multi-function steering wheel that lets you control the telephone and infotainment system. In terms of equipment, you get four speakers, CD/MP3/Radio audio system with LCD screen and USB, Bluetooth aux-in connectivity, glove box, front arm rest with a small storage box and cup holder, rear arm rest, automatic climate control, height adjustable driving seat, leather seats, cruise control etc.
Chevrolet Cruze engine Vs Renault Fluence engine
The Chevrolet Cruze derives power from a 2 litre diesel unit. The engine produces a maximum power output of 164hp at 3800rpm and a peak torque of 380Nm at 2000rpm.
The Fluence on the other hand uses a 1.5 litre diesel engine which produces a maximum power of 108.45bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 240Nm at 1850rpm.
Chevrolet Cruze mileage Vs Renault Fluence mileage
The Chevrolet Cruze promises a mileage of 14kmpl in the city and 17.3kmpl on highways. The Fluence on the other hand due to its comparatively lesser kerb weight and lesser capacity engine manages to deliver 17.2kmpl in the city and 20.4kmpl on highways.
Chevrolet Cruze safety features Vs Renault Fluence safety features
The Chevrolet Cruze uses disc brakes on front as well as rear wheels. There are seat belts for all passengers that take care of the safety. In addition, you also get ABS (Antilock Braking System), airbags, engine immobilizer, keyless entry, anti-theft alarm etc.
The Fluence is the better equipped car of the two in terms of safety features. It uses disc brakes at front as well as rear. Other things that make part of equipment are – ABS, EBD, traction control, electronic stability control program, brake assist, airbags, engine immobilizer, keyless entry etc.
Compare full features Renault Fluence Vs Chevrolet Cruze
The competition is indeed neck-to-neck in the case of these cars. In terms of looks, both the cars are equally good and there is no winner. The equipment lists that these cars offer varies substantially and it makes Fluence the clear winner.
You may want to watch a comprehensive video review of the Chevrolet Cruze