It turned out the car that he suggested that we look at and test drive is the vehicle that we purchased. It is slower compared to many cars in its class, but for everyday driving, the average person won't notice. It has a roomy interior, admirable fuel economy and a long list of standard features. The owner we personable, approachable and what we appreciated most of all is that he wasn't pushy. The Cruze's ten standard airbags—front, knee, thorax-side front and rear, and head-curtain bags—are supplemented by electronic stability control and collapsible pedals for enhanced knee and ankle safety. While I do drive a good distance to work every day, it is the same distance that I have been driving for over a year and a half and the number of days my tank stays above a half get less and less. That honor goes to newer rivals such as the , the and the more heavily updated.
Finally, the new Cruze Diesel uses a 151-hp 2. After dark I rounded a corner on the wet Hwy 12 surface only to have the headlights illuminate a group of raccoons gather right in my lane. They even held the car when others tried to buy it I had finished financing and they had the check in hand but it took me a few days to arrange to come up and get the car from them - one person even tried to offer more than asking but they held it for me which really says a lot about their trustworthiness. Plus I can load all my camera and lens cases into the car with room for 2 passengers. The MyLink infotainment system seems complicated but turns out it's pretty intuitive once you start exploring it.
However, this refinement comes with a caveat: the Cruze Eco's weight-saving measures make for a slightly less quiet experience. Very comfortable for road trips and very good on gas. I was in a bit of a hurry to get home so pretty much kept my foot into the accelerator. Between interior comfort and its excellent ride quality, the Cruze remains the most relaxing highway cruiser in the class. So much so that she made me locate one for her.
Finally, the Mazda3 is the sportiest contender, with surefooted handling and roadholding; its new SkyActiv engine returns impressive real-world gas mileage without the need for a turbo. Available features include remote start, a sunroof, the MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Siri Eyes Free voice recognition, and navigation. Power gives the Cruze a predicted reliability rating of three out of five, which is about average. It also benefits from aerodynamic improvements including a rear spoiler and has lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels, low-rolling-resistance tires and a smaller fuel tank manual transmission version only. I can't find a thing wrong with my new car. That said you won't feel like you are zooming along once you get there. The has sportier handling, sleeker interior styling, and more available safety features than the Cruze.
Gasoline models offer a choice of 6-speed manual or auto transmission, while diesels exclusively use a 6-speed automatic. The Cruze can be with features such as heated leather power seating, sunroof, remote start, satellite radio, navigation system and automatic climate control. This is a great chevy cruze diesel by Fred W. Only the Dodge Dart, which didn't exist in 2011 when the Cruze launched, has failed to make much of a mark. But overall, even though the Cruze won't be hitting the autocross track anytime soon, it does inspire confidence in one's daily commute. My commute is about 45 miles round-trip.
The Chevrolet Cruze saves its best for where buyers spend most of their time: inside the car. Got approved for the loan. The Cruze is available with either a well-mannered six-speed manual or a slow-to-downshift six-speed automatic. We continue to find it handsome, with more presence than its size might indicate. If I am ever in the market for a used vehicle again my first contact will be Miles at Ryan Automotive. Pete took a lot of time explaining my onstar and my radio to me and he left me saying here is my card with my cell phone and Serpentini number call any time with any question. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total cost of ownership estimates, and the views of the automotive press.
While the Eco's gas mileage isn't quite as strong as the Cruze Diesel's, the Eco is less expensive to buy. That compliant ride does come at the expense of additional body roll versus other compacts, which discourages enthusiastic driving. Otherwise, the sport suspension offers better dynamics and doesn't give up much comfort. Chevrolet will reveal the 2017 Cruze hatchback ahead of its debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show and confirmed that it will be coming to the U. Its lower ride height about the same as the Sport models , a rear spoiler, a larger front air dam, active grille panels to block airflow when it's not needed for engine cooling, and an underbody air diverter are among its features that improve mpg by cutting aerodynamic drag.
Affordable pricing helps things, too. Our only real gripe with the interior has to do with its center console armrest that doesn't extend forward far enough. The automatic transmission it's paired to isn't as responsive, however. I did locate one at a dealer about 250 miles away. Awesome bang for the buck. When I bought it gas was almost 4 dollars a gallon. Programmed for maximum fuel economy, it's reluctant to downshift for quick acceleration and passing unless you really boot the gas pedal.