2018 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a mainstream compact car, available in sedan and hatchback form, that slots above the sub-compact Chevrolet Sonic and mid-size Chevrolet Malibu in the brand’s car lineup. Prices for the 2018 Cruze start at an MSRP of $16,975. It’s a sensible alternative to the ubiquitous Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.

Pros: Unique Diesel Engine Available, Roomy Interior, Comfortable

Cons: Not Sporty, Generic Styling

Looks Best In:  Cajun Red exterior/Jet Black/­Kalahari interior

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Competition: Kia Forte, Toyota CorollaHyundai ElantraVolkswagen JettaNissan SentraHonda Civic

Safety Score: The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze received “Good” scores in crash tests performed  so far by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, however it has yet to go through the organization’s additional crash and safety tests.

Summary: A slightly roomier interior might be the Cruze’s trump card over the segment leader Honda Civic. It features a more upscale interior than the Toyota Corolla and matches up closely with the recently redesigned Hyundai Elantra. Overall, Cruze is a solid choice in the compact segment. The available diesel engine is unique for the class and allows the Cruze to achieve MPG’s that near hybrid levels of efficiency.

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