2014 Chevrolet Cruze

Pros: Availability of diesel model; impressively quiet for the class; good trunk space

Cons: Cramped back seat; uninspiring handling; so-so acceleration; lack of hatchback body style

CG Says: Cruze shines for its refined drivetrains, solid body structure, and inviting cabin. It’s also one of the quietest vehicles in its class. The new-for-2014 Cruze Diesel is an intriguing addition to the line. Though we noticed some odd transmission behavior at low speeds, the Cruze Diesel’s overall refinement and decent power make it a worthy competitor against the stalwart Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Even if you’re still wary of diesel, the rest of the Cruze lineup is excellent and well worth your consideration.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Eco