Safety, Fuel Efficiency and Sure Handling -- The Chevy Cruze is a Solid Buy
2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT
I know this model has been discontinued by Chrysler, but it would also make a great used car buy. It is a solid, reliable 4-door sedan.
I bought mine new from a Chrysler dealership in 2014, and have driven it in all sorts of conditions since. It still looks and drives like new. Other than yearly state inspections and suggested maintenance, I.e. oil changes, tire rotation, etc., haven't had a problem.
The most important thing to me is that I feel confident driving my Chevy Cruze: steering, braking, cornering. The trunk is a good size and back seat adjustments to enlarge the cargo space are easy. Love the cupholders in the back seat area, too!
Headroom in the front is large, but passenger leg room in rear for tall individuals can be cramped. The Cruz is a compact car and it is very easy on the pocketbook where fuel efficiency is concerned. As far as safety goes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave this model year of 2014 a five out of five star rating.
Can't comment on all the bells and whistles available for the various trims and packages, but with a basic trim like mine there are still plenty of pluses for me, like multiple USB ports for charging electronics, a connection to attach your smartphone to the car's audio system, handy audio controls on the steering wheel, a roomy storage compartment between the front bucket seats and also storage on the front seat backs, 60/40 split back seat with those cupholders in the rear useable in any configuration.
I have never regretted my choice of new vehicle and look forward to driving it well into the future.