2014 Chevrolet Cruze Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Video Transcript
The interior of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze has upscale materials and a nice design according to critics. But how do they feel about its ride? I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with US News Best Cars. In this video well take a closer look at what professional reviewers say about the Chevrolet Cruzes performance.
The 2014 Cruze comes standard with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, although a 6-speed automatic is available. The base engine offers an EPA estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.
Test drivers note that the base engine feels a little underpowered when accelerating from a stop, but has adequate power in most driving situations. The optional turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder engine is praised by critics for its potent acceleration, although some note that there is a bit of a lag from a stop to when the engine really gets going.
They are also impressed with the new diesel, saying it has plenty of power for a compact car and its automatic transmission shifts quickly when more power is needed. Test drivers agree that the Chevrolet Cruze delivers a comfortable ride and poised handling however, they didnt all agree on the steering with some calling it a little vague and others calling it precise. But in all, experts comment the Cruze for its nimble handling.
To learn more about the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, be sure to watch our videos on its interior features and other important characteristics and consider competing cars like the Mazda-3 and Ford Focus.Read more
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