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Chevrolet Cruze

Tested version:
Base MSRP price range:
$17,745 - $25,660
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Ratings Category: Compact cars
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Chevrolet Cruze Overview

Chevrolet's compact sedan feels solid and substantial. 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 1.4-liter turbo got 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. The diesel version got 33-mpg overall in our tests. Reliability has been below average. A roomier and more competitive 2016 redesign will go on sale later this year.

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