2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Why Choose the Cruze?
June 08, 2011
There is plenty of competition in the compact sedan segment. There are the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra to name a few. Many players have upped their games in this class. When all of these cars are available, what would make the Cruze stand out to a buyer.
I don't have the answer.
In my early twenties I owned a Chevy Cavalier. The Cruze reminds me of that car. It's a better car than the Cavalier was, (my Cavalier used to shake when it got to 65 mph) but it's not so much better that I would consider it vastly improved. Our Cruze LTZ is a $26,000 car. You could get a Malibu, Camry or Accord for that money.
You can get a base model Chevy Cruze for $16+K. But the new Volkswagen Jetta starts at even less.
Take a look at the Edmunds sedan buying guide. What would you choose?
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor