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 |  Aug 14 2012, 6:34 PM

An Interior Meant for the Masses - from Madrid to Calabasas

As a globally marketed vehicle, the Cruze is aimed at much more than the U.S. market. From American auto journos to car pundits across the Atlantic, interior quality is a consistent complaint with American cars. That’s an area Chevrolet addressed, to some extent, with the Cruze.

The steering wheel does feel cheap — something that plagues much of the interior. But that’s where things get interesting: gazing around the cabin, mesh cloth accents make it much easier to forget you’re sitting in an econobox by covering the molded panels and pieces.

Better still, the car feels roomier than you might guess from the outside. There’s plenty of headroom, and the poor visibility that commonly comes with the aforementioned high belt line is pleasantly absent.

  • rmp

    That’s interesting…I think the interior is the best I have ever seen in a Chevy, let alone any domestic car.  Cheap Steering wheel?   Someone has too much time on their hands if they are concerned over a steering wheel.  And don’t plan on passing anyone?  HA!  I have seen more than 1 review saying of the lack of get up and go with the 1.4 turbo and you guys have to be driving something else, surely not my Cruze…

  • Tourbus1

    I agree, my Cruze has lots of passing power. And off the line, it’s quicker than most cars in it’s class. And screaming, mine doesn’t scream. What impressed me on my first test drive was the little 1.4 turbo, actually gives you the performance feel of a V6 optional engine in other car lines. But you get great highway mileage. Just made my 17th payment on my Cruze, and I’m still impressed & completely satisfied every time I drive it. Great little car!

  • James

     Um… have you SEEN the new Ford Focus?

  • Mike

    Could you fit any less content on one page?

  • Timbo

    ummm, that’s kind of the main idea behind Five-Point inspection. Short, and too the point. 

  • Brent Nelson

    In luxury car , Chevrolet is one of the leading name. When I saw this car , This car attracts me . Impressive design done by designers team of GM. They had taken a lot of hard work and effoerts to make it. The color combination and other features are good . and its specifiation and fuel economy are plus points of this car.

  • Mike

    Not really impressed with the article.  What aspect of the ECO’s steering wheel is cheap, and by comparison to what other car(s)?

    And the section about the performance is very ill-informed.  Turbo spools at 4k = Bull.  Sure maybe it isn’t the fastest economical car on the market, but the power delivery is strong and I think more useful than most naturally aspirated four cylinders.