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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Great fuel economy and decent comfort commuter. by Stich21

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Reviewed: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Why the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze?

Fuel economy

Car is great for fuel economy if you keep your foot out of it. People with any clue how to drive rationally can achieve 42 mpg with little effort in rural highway and highway driving. Most people don?t realize going 10 mph over the speed limit really doesn?t save you any time on a 10 mile trip. Keep your pedal off the metal and the green in your wallet. Engine braking in the manuals is another big gain. Dfco saves a lot of gas. Rather than coasting down to your stop sign and burning your brakes up downshift as you slow and dont burn any fuel Other than a little blip between shifts. You will more than double your brake life if you don?t run the rabbit at every stoplight.

Powertrain performance

Piss poor oem fluid and underfill caused notch shifting 1-2-3. Taken care of with a relatively easy fluid change To some good fluid. Such as amsoil or another highley reguarded manual trans fluid.

Ride smoothness

Not the smoothest riding car in the world, but can?t complain too much. Suspension doesn?t seem to last as long as older vehicle I have had. Plastic end links is an epic fail. As the suspension has worn over the last 25,000 miles it has gotten much loader and choppier.

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