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 |  Jun 30 2014, 7:07 AM

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So much for more recalls from GM being just a possibility. The American automaker has announced four more recalls that affects 428,211 vehicles in the U.S.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 5:49 PM

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General Motors has ordered a stop-delivery order on the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze.

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 |  Jun 07 2014, 10:44 AM

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General Motors continues to add to its record-setting total of recalls for 2014.

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 |  May 30 2014, 2:32 PM

Which vehilces are the best and worst to see out of?


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It’s not a common aspect some car shoppers pay attention to or look for, but poor visibility in a vehicle can directly affect how safe a vehicle is to drive.

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 |  Apr 13 2014, 1:40 PM

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Chevrolet‘s best-selling car is getting an update and those attending the 2014 New York Auto Show will be able to check it out.

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 |  Apr 05 2014, 12:01 PM

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The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette family is about to get bigger.

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 |  Feb 10 2014, 7:32 AM

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This isn’t the first time AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers have caught the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze out testing, but it is the best look yet of the next-generation sedan.

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 |  Dec 12 2013, 2:01 PM

Turbos, Diesels, Electrics, Oh My!



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With an increased focus on efficiency, engines are constantly being updated. New technology is being added, such as direct injection, while older techniques are being refined, including turbocharging.

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 |  Aug 16 2013, 1:03 PM

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General Motors is issuing out a recall on 292,879 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the U.S. over a brake assist defect that has caused 27 low-speed crashes.

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 |  Jul 18 2013, 1:18 PM

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The launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze could be pushed back by as much as a year, according to recent news reports.

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 |  May 12 2013, 10:01 AM

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The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is rated at 46 mpg on the highway, giving it the potential to get at least 700 miles to a tank.

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 |  May 10 2013, 1:31 PM

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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are ready to spread their expertise like frosting on a sheet cake; just scoop it out of the tub and smear it all around.

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 3:01 PM

Junk in the Trunk


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Compact cars are affordable, they’re usually a lot of fun to drive and can deliver impressive fuel economy numbers. As government regulators push for ever-greater efficiency, small sedans and hatchbacks are becoming increasingly important.

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 |  Feb 13 2013, 8:31 AM

Sporting plenty of camouflage, our spy photographers have caught the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze out and about testing in the cold weather.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 11:15 AM

Back Seat Space


A couple weeks ago our Top 10 target was the large-sedan segment. We looked at a diverse lineup of full-figured four doors, comparing them based on their theoretical maximum range. We multiplied the number of gallons in their respective fuel tanks by each of their highway economy ratings.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Large Sedans With the Longest Range

Against all expectations the Volkswagen Passat TDI drove away with top honors, and it did so by a wide margin. It wasn’t just the comparison’s valedictorian; it skipped two grades took all AP classes and still wound up with a GPA of 4.2. This diesel-powered “People’s Car” can devour nearly 800 miles on a single tank!

On the other hand, today’s big idea is small. We’re examining cars at the opposite end of the spectrum, specifically C-Segment sedans. We’re comparing a crowd of popular compacts based on, wait for it… rear-seat legroom! Which popularly priced car offers the most-spacious back bench? Which one will give an agoraphobic night terrors? Click ahead for all the details you can stomach.

 |  Jan 22 2013, 8:01 AM

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel is expected to hit dealerships this May, and when it does, it’ll have comparable fuel economy figures to the gasoline Cruze Eco model.

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 11:02 AM

The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will be heading to America as a 2014 model year in 2013, and will feature a 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbodiesel powerplant equipped with the AdBlue urea emission control system.

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 |  Sep 07 2012, 8:07 PM

Due to a glitch with its OnStar system, General Motors has been forced to stop the sale of several models as the American automaker moves quickly to resolve the issue.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 8:38 AM

GM‘s best-selling car in 2011, and the second best-selling compact in the US last year will be getting a diesel variant here in the states, which will be available early next year.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 1:30 PM

We got our first look at the 2014 Chevrolet Impala at this year’s New York International Auto Show, and it appears that Chevy‘s new global design theme will make its way onto the mid-cycle refresh of its compact Cruze model.

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 |  Jul 19 2012, 11:31 AM

10. Mazda2: 1.5L (1498 cc)


 

In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles.

The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all ranked in order, right down to the cubic centimeter from most displacement, to least, so take a look below, to see the list of smallest engines available today.

The subcompact Mazda2 is the first on our list, with the biggest engine here. Thanks to its 1498cc four-cylinder engine, the Mazda2 makes 100-hp at 6000 rpm. Of course, that’s not much but what else do you need in a 2300-lb city car? The Mazda2 starts at $14,530 which isn’t too much for a car that gets 29/35 mpg city/highway with the manual or 28/34 mpg city/highway with the auto.

 |  Jul 16 2012, 1:26 PM

Your shoes say a lot about you – including the type of car you drive, at least, that’s what Italian writer and shoe design analyst Andrea Silvuni thinks – she believes you can learn a lot about a person’s character from their shoes and their choice of wheels.

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 |  Jun 22 2012, 1:12 PM

Things aren’t looking so hot for the Chevrolet Cruze, or maybe just the opposite depending on your perspective.

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 |  May 24 2012, 3:01 PM

Earlier in April, NHTSA announced an investigation into a possible fire risk on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze after two vehicles had been completely destroyed.

The initial investigation covered 177,000 vehicles from the 2011 model year, but NHTSA is now expanding the investigation to include the 2012 model year raising the total figure to 370,000 vehicles under investigation.

The total number of fires reported still remains at two, both incidents where the vehicle caught on fire while being driven and resulted in total losses. Fortunately in both incidents the driver and its passengers were able to escape the vehicle without injury.

We have however received quite a bit of attention on a previous post about Chevy Cruze fires, with one commenter even posting a video of his Cruze burning. It looks as though this is a serious issue, which has many cases that have gone unreported.

NHTSA will continue to investigate before reporting its findings to the government. It may take up to six months before a recall is issued, if NHTSA believes the Cruze does have a defect.