Chevrolet Cruze

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Base MSRP price range:
$16,170 - $25,660
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Ratings Category: Compact cars
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Chevrolet Cruze Overview

Chevrolet's mainstream compact sedan feels solid and substantial for a small car. It has responsive handling, and the quiet interior and controlled ride make the Cruze feel like a larger car. The well-finished cabin feels spacious up front even for tall drivers, but there's no mistaking the cramped backseat. The base 1.8-liter four-cylinder and the quieter, more refined uplevel turbocharged 1.4-liter returned just 26-mpg, low for this class of car. An Eco trim is also available, but it improves overall fuel economy by just 1-mpg with the automatic transmission. The diesel version got 33-mpg overall, and an excellent 49-mpg highway in our tests. Reliability has been below average.

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