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Chevrolet Cruze

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2014 Chevrolet Cruze What's new for 2014? 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze

The big news for 2014 Cruze models is the availability of a turbodiesel engine. This is the powerplant of choice in about 40 percent of European Cruze models because of its fuel economy (40-plus mpg) and power output. Plus, we named it to our list of the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 for 2014.

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze What's new for 2013? 
2013 Chevrolet Cruze

For 2013, Chevy's Cruze receives a number of electronic and safety upgrades, including the availability of the MyLink infotainment system and two new color touch-screen radios, one of which features navigation. Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also made available.

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze What's new for 2012? 
2012 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze sees a two-mpg increase in the highway fuel economy on models equipped with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. A 6-speed manual is now standard on LT trims, while the Connectivity Plus Cruise package is made standard on 1LT and Eco trims. LTZ trims gain keyless entry and start as well as fog lamps.


About Chevrolet Cruze

Just a few short years ago, the compact-sedan segment was dominated by foreign automakers. Fast-forward to today, though, and we see extremely respectable models coming from the domestics. Among them is the Chevrolet Cruze, which burst onto the scene a couple of years ago with good looks, smart features, lofty fuel economy and a comfortable ride. The Cruze doesn't feel like an economy car, and its sales have proven that a quality compact from an American automaker can connect with buyers. The Cruze isn't the sportiest sedan in the segment – which includes the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla – but it offers impressive comfort and fuel economy. That latter characteristic gets a further lift in 2014 with the introduction of a turbodiesel model.

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Consumer Reviews

2011 Cruze LS, great car for the money!

By on Thursday, December 05, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Rally-car handling, good MPG's, nice features"

Cons: "Non-scheduled maintenance issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been the family truckster for almost 3 years! My wife and I bought it new in April 2011 and it has been almost perfect! THE GOOD: 31 MPG average (even though my wife is a lead-foot and I'm a bit of a rally racer), excellent 6 speed manual transmission, drives and handles great, traction and stability control can be turned off on the fly (when you want to have a little more fun!), and lots of creature comforts for a no-options base model! THE BAD: we've had a bad thermostat, the HVAC (A/C) head unit needed to be reprogrammed, the stock tires were shot after 23000 miles, and the trunk release button went out (the last 2 problems happened since we live 3 miles down a gravel road). We drove it almost every day, even with the problems listed above, and thankfully everything but a set of chunkier tread tires was covered under warranty. One more thing.......I don't like the stability control on gravel. I'm used to flinging a vehicle into a curve and counter-steering it out. The first time I did this trying to have a little fun (going in more aggressively than normal and sliding almost completely sideways to scrub speed entering the curve), I almost put the thing in the ditch since it straightened me out during the counter-steer. That was a nasty little surprise. The stability control will allow the back end to slide a little, but not enough for a proper slide entering a curve. My advice: either turn it off and enjoy driving it like a proper rally-car, or take it easy in the dirt."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great Value and WOW on the MPG

By on Sunday, November 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "MPG, fun to drive, price"

Cons: "I wish the seat had lumbar"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"In ALL my driving, city and highway, traffic jams, snowstorms, rain - everything - the car is getting 43.3 MPG overall and this has been for 1000 gallons of gas. I have been truly impressed with the car for the money. So far, I really haven't had to to anything other than oil changes (and with the oil monitoring system that certainly isn't very often). The only thing challenging is now I EXPECT 43 MPG+ so my next choice for a vehicle is somewhat limited :)"

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

love the way this vehicle handles, very quiet ride

By on Monday, October 08, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "sporty handeling, fun to drive."

Cons: "not such a great price compared to other cars"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"excellent gas mileage, very quiet ride, handles very well for a car of its size, never had any reason to take car back to dealer for warranty reasons except for a safety recall, electric power steering is awesome!"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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