2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS (Manual)

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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS (Manual)
  • MSRP:
    $17,520

    Invoice Price:$16,907
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  • Fuel Economy:
    25 MPG city / 36 MPG hwy
  • Engine:
    Gas I4, 1.8L/110
    138 hp @ 6300 rpm
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9.5

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS (Manual) User Reviews

  • Just bought my second Cruze Eco MT
    By Richard (I am an Owner), Nov. 18, 2014
    I obviously love this car because I just bought my second Eco MT. On a 1000-mile trip last year, my Eco gave me 47.8 MPG with mostly interstate driving at 65-70 mph with temps in the 80s. On rural r... more
  • Best car ever
    By Jared B.Ellifritt (I am an Enthusiast), Jun. 15, 2014
    I recently traded my 2013 Cruze for a 2014. Instead of opting for the lower trim level LT and 2LT I decided to go for the RS LTZ. It starts at about $28,000 and has just about every option standard wi... more
  • I am impressed
    By Ken Roth (I am an Owner), Mar. 08, 2014
    Recently I went form a Lincoln to this car, the turbo diesel model.

    We folks, let me tell you, I thought I might like this little car, but I didn't think i would like it this much.

    Its not a re... more
  • Cruzing Along
    By Cruzemeister (I am an Owner), Jun. 07, 2014
    After shopping the competition we decided to try the Chevy Cruze. We test drove a bunch of small cars. The Toyota Corolla felt way too old. The Honda Civic felt cheap inside and looks weird. Hyundai'... more

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Overview

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is offered in LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ models--all in just one body style, a 4-door sedan. An ECO model slots between the 1LT and 2LT in pricing, while a new top-of-the-line Clean Turbo Diesel model lands at the top of the lineup.

Each trim level except the top LTZ is offered with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, but the LTZ is automatic-only. Base LS models are powered by a 138-horsepower, 1.8L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing. All LT, LTZ and Eco models include a 1.4L Ecotec turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that also makes 138 hp, but makes 148 pound-feet of torque in a lower rev range; it's also smoother and earns better mileage, of 26 mpg city, 38 highway with the LT and LTZ, or 28/42 mpg on economy-minded ECO models. ECO models also include a number of functional changes that earn its better mileage--like lightweight alloy wheels, aerodynamic improvements and a taller drive ratio.

The Clean Turbo Diesel has a 2.0L turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine under the hood; it makes 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque--more than some V6 engines. Thanks to an "overboost" function that pushes torque to 280 pound-feet for ten seconds at a time, it can accelerate the Cruze to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. Meanwhile, it earns an EPA highway rating of 46 mpg and it passes the most stringent 50-state emissions standards (Tier 2 Bin 5), thanks to an exhaust after-treatment fluid system. Timing-belt replacement is also extended to 100,000 miles.

The diesel engine is only paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and it includes some of the same upgrades as the Cruze ECO--such as ultra-low-rolling-resistance tires, a rear spoiler and the Aero Performance Package and leather upholstery. To provide plenty of cold-cranking power there's an upgraded 800-amp battery and a 140-amp alternator as well as biodiesel-compatibility with blends up to 20-percent biodiesel (B20).

The Cruze is 181 inches long, with a wheelbase of nearly 106 inches, so it's not surprising that this amounts to one of the most spacious compact-car cabins; it almost feels like a mid-size, and there's a big, well-shaped 15-cubic-foot trunk. The twin-cockpit look to the instrument panel is backlit with LEDs, while there are soft-touch materials throughout, plus well-integrated infotainment displays.

Base LS models of the Cruze include cloth upholstery and steel wheels, plus power windows and locks, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free communication. Cruze 1LT models add a lot of popular features like cruise control, an express-up driver's window, and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob. On top of that, the Eco model adds Chevrolet MyLink connectivity (with streaming audio, voice recognition and compatibility with some smartphone audio apps), plus a 7-inch color touch screen and 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels. 2LT models step up to Meridian leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power driver seat. Then at the top of the line, the LTX gets automatic climate control, a rear vision camera, vanity mirrors, heated outside mirrors, fog lamps and keyless entry, among other additions.

A number of packages add even more equipment; for instance the Driver Convenience Package adds vanity mirrors, a rear vision camera and power adjustable mirrors to the 2LT, while a Technology Package can add MyLink to the 1LT. An RS Appearance Package brings a sporty look to either LT or LTZ models, adding rocker moldings, a rear spoiler, fog lamps, and unique fascias, as well as ice-blue backlighting and opaque instrument cluster bezels.

The Cruze includes ten standard airbags, including front knee bags and rear seat-mounted side bags. Add the Enhanced Safety Package and the Cruze comes with features atypical in this class: Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Model Changes

The debut of a new 2014 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel model is the big news for the Cruze lineup this year. With a modern "Clean" diesel engine that's already been proven in the European market, the Clean Turbo Diesel model can accelerate to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds yet earns an EPA highway rating of 46 mpg. It also meets the most stringent U.S. emissions requirements and is B20 (biodiesel-blend) compatible.

Elsewhere in the Cruze lineup, a new set of colors are subbed in. Red Hot, Rainforest Green Metallic, Tungsten Metallic and Blue Ray Metallic replace Autumn Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Victory Red and Cyber Gray Metallic.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Value

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the most refined and sophisticated compact sedans on the market, offering a choice of powertrains, excellent ride comfort and top-tier safety features and amenities. The Cruze is built on a global platform and its safety performance has been tested and proven with top results in many of the world's crash-test programs--including here in the U.S. It also offers more active-safety options than is typical in this class. For those who want to keep compact but use the back seat occasionally, the Cruze is particularly roomy, with a quiet, comfortable ride and some excellent connectivity with the Chevrolet MyLink.

Separately, the new Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is one of the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid cars on the market with its 46-mpg highway rating.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Strengths

Roomy interior; smooth ride; excellent safety and occupant protection; affordable pricing; great fuel economy in ECO and Turbo Diesel variants


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