2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I purchased new a lt1 with the technology, convience package,and sunroof. I was originally looking at the eco model but couldn't get a sunroof and was 1500 more. It's ben a while sense I have a manual transmission. So much fun and able to get better mpg than what the window sticker says. The key is to shift around 2000 rpm and drive the speed limit. Three carseats will fit in the back seat. The changes I would like would be available sunroof on the eco. A place for my cell phone in the center console and more leg room for my right leg so not resting so much on the center console. All in all verry pleased with this car. I am hoping it will last as long as my 1997 oldsmobile did.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Eco 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I drive 63 miles one way to work, flat and mostly freeway, in Kern County, CA. 41 miles per gallon average overall at 35000 miles in 11 months. The car gets over 50 mpg on flat freeway at 70 mph. If you drop to 55 mph, you can exceed 60 mpg. The car has been perfect to this date. Fantastic power in acceleration; can really move to pass or to accelerate to freeway speed. I have driven it on I 5 over the Grapevine several time, it moves with the air conditioner on high with no problems and holds speed on cruise control going up hill on the Grapevine without any problems. Great looking car. An easy parking car. Only problem. my daughter broke the passenger side vanity mirror cover, otherwise a car that met all of my expectations, especially for fuel mileage since I am putting on about 40 k a year.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I purchased my 2014 Cruze as a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle with 5,800 miles on the clock. I'm happy to say I'm nothing but satisfied with the car. It does exactly what it was meant to do. It's affordable, reliable, efficient, and is equipped with enough technology for the average person to be happy. It's not overly flashy, or trying too hard like some of the foreign mid-sizers. It's just an honest, handsome, well proportioned little car. I average 32-33 mix of city and highway. Haven't had a single mechanical issue yet. But what about safety you ask? I sold these for over a year and heard horrendous accident stories. Not a single injury. It does what it says, and it does it well.
The single best feature about this car is the feel of it. It just feels like a very solid car. Everything from the way the steering wheel feels in your hand, to the way it drives, to the sound the door makes when it shuts. Very solid vehicle. Very good looking car, well proportioned and balanced. The interior design continues the well balanced theme. Very handsome and functional. Ergonomics are excellent and all of the technology features are very intuitive and user friendly. Features like pressing the call button on the steering wheel and simply saying "pair" to pair your phone. Brilliantly simple. The size of the trunk cannot be overlooked either, very large for this segment of vehicle.
My one and only complaint about the car is the transmission. 90% of the time it's smooth and balanced. The first time you find yourself in stop and go traffic you will notice the flaws immediately. Something isn't quite right with the way it sets off from a stop. It lurches, rather alarmingly, rather than smoothly. If you're not ready for it, it may have you panicking for the brake because it feels as if you'll ram into the car in front. It also happens occasionally on deceleration when downshifting. Causes you to use more brake input to compensate. Overall though, easy to manage once you figure it out, and since it's only an issue in stop and go, it's by no means a car ruining issue.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Purchased a 2014 Cruze LTZ about 7 months ago now. This is really an amazing car - much better than I would have expected from Chevy. I had one of these as a rental for about a week and was so impressed that I test drove a couple more and ended up buying one. The car has REALLY solid handling, it's very quiet on the highway and knowing I have 10 airbags around my family is awesome. The technology works incredibly well - from the automatic climate control (which turns the fan down when you make/answer calls!) to the voice recognition for phone/radio commands ("Play song X"!)and the great OnStar app with remote start/unlocking/panic button from your phone.
Great highway cruiser
Excellent handling (no roll)
Excelling interior quality
Could use a little more passing power at highway speeds