2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Over the past 10 years have driven the Mazda 3, and some assorted european models overseas.
Test drove the Focus and the Cruze this go-round and like the Handling is superb, shifting (manual) is a breeze -- lot's of getup and go with the turbo.... great gas mileage.
Recommend getting some blind spot sticker mirrors for your side mirrors if you do a lot of city driving... they only cost 99 cents and help out a lot as the side mirrors aren't as big as the focus.
No road noise even at highway speeds.
5 star safety (10 airbags).
Comfortable, smooth ride all around (if you don't believe it read kelly blue book review).
Brakes are not as tight as Ford.
Love Mylink -- backup camera is a must and bluetooth is flawless.
If you got a base model, go back to Chevy and get the Mylink install... well worth your bucks.
Just a great drive.... say it again... great driving auto.
Compared to Mazda 3 much better feel... suspension is tight but not ridiculous feeling every bump in the road (Mazda).
Handling looser than Ford (and braking also), but handling actually feels a lot better.
For the Guy complaining about his back... get a lumbar support pad available anywhere... check amazon... it will help.
No compact car is like sitting on your easy chair at home, but this is the most comfortable in class (check KBB review).
No regrets, buy this car for sure!