Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The redesigned Cruze possesses big-car qualities such as a comfortable ride and a quiet interior. The standard engine is an unobtrusive 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A smooth start-stop feature reduces fuel use during idling; we got 30 mpg overall in our tests. A new infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mirrors some of your smartphone icons on the screen. The rear seat is relatively roomy for the class, but the front seats are short on lower-back support. A variety of advanced active safety features are available, but only on the top-trim Premier version. First-year reliability of the redesign has been well above average. A hatchback version and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel are new for 2017.