2014 Chevrolet Cruze- Highly Competent and Value-Packed

Small cars are more popular than they've been in dozens of years. Because buyers are voting with their cash, automakers are responding with the best small cars ever. The competition is brutal, but the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze that's on sale here at our dealership with its available new turbo-diesel engine, is a standout in a field of standouts. This handsome compact sedan is roomy and refined, with a price that won't land you in the poor house.

here are six Cruze configurations : LS, 1LT, Eco, 2LT, LTZ and Turbo Diesel. With that many variations, you're sure to find one that's just right for you. The Cruze LS (MSRP $17,520) starts things off with a 1.8-liter ECOTEC ® four-cylinder, packing 138 hp and 125 lb/ft of torque. The 1.8-liter is teamed with a standard six-speed manual transmission, and the result is an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

The upscale interior features a twin-cockpit design, high-quality materials and careful assembly. The high level of standard equipment includes air conditioning, a USB port, an adjustable steering column, premium cloth bucket seats, a six-speaker audio system with auxiliary input, keyless entry and Bluetooth. The Cruze 1LT (MSRP $18,815) changes it up under the hood and adds some more luxury.

The 1.8-liter engine is replaced by a turbocharged 1.4-liter ECOTEC ® that's good for 138 hp and a more muscular 148 lb/ft of torque. The torque is eager, too, with peak pulling power available from just 1,850 rpm, meaning you will have quick acceleration early with the standard six-speed manual transmission.

 

The Cruze Eco also gets its own unique front fascia and air dam that includes active air shutters in the lower grille, and there's a rear spoiler to smooth the airflow as it detaches. The interior of the Cruze Eco features a standard seven-inch color touch-screen powered by the Chevrolet MyLink radio, as well. The Cruze 2LT (MSRP $21,295) is sporty and luxurious. Its suspension is enhanced with a standard Z-link rear axle that delivers more balanced handling, and suspension tuning is tilted toward sport.

The Cruze 2LT employs standard four-wheel disc brakes to make the most of the traction provided by the 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Occupants will appreciate the upscale appointments of the 2LT, as well. Standard Meridian leather upholstery is a feature that would have been unheard of in this class just a few short years ago. Now, it's just the starting point.

The Cruze 2LT also features heated front seats and a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat. When you want a car that feels like a million bucks but costs just a few, the Cruze LTZ is your pick.

The Cruze LTZ (MSRP $23,805) is decked out with 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, foglamps and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. It also features automatic climate control, Chevy MyLink connectivity with color touch-screen and rear-vision camera, plus remote start.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel (MSRP $24,985) is a highly-competent entrant into a field that has offered little choice in the recent past. This is the car that keeps the Volkswagen TDI ® up at night, thanks to its 151-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged clean diesel powerplant, sport tuned suspension and high value.

The Cruze Turbo Diesel is 90 percent cleaner in oxides of nitrogen (NOx) than older diesel engines, and while the horsepower is strong on its own, the 264 lb/ft of torque is enormous and it makes for effortless efficiency.

The Cruze Turbo Diesel rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and a sport-tuned suspension, and also features leather seats, heated front seats, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, four-wheel disc brakes and remote start. There's such a wide range of choice available within the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze lineup, you're sure to find one that's right for you.

They all feature a rigid structure, chiseled good looks, and a serene, quiet cabin.

The economically priced Cruze will surprise you with its on-road competence and high level of value, so check it out for yourself today. Find a Chevrolet Cruze near You!