2014 Chevrolet Cruze Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2014:

  • New turbo-diesel model debuts
  • Four new exterior colors

Introduction
The 2014 Chevy Cruze is a 4-door compact sedan that competes against a broad spectrum of small cars. Its most direct competitors include the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta.

Models and Features
There are five different 2014 Cruze trim levels from which to choose: LS, LT, LTZ, Eco, and Turbo Diesel.

The Cruze LS is the least expensive version, and is the only version equipped with the standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, power mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power windows with express-down for all, driver's seat height adjuster, floor mats, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Bluetooth connectivity is standard, along with OnStar telematics, a CD player, auxiliary audio input jack, USB port, satellite radio, and 16-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel covers.

The Cruze LT is upgraded with a 1.4-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, aluminum wheels, nicer exterior trim, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and extra interior storage. Add the 2LT package to this trim level for leather seats, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, Chevrolet MyLink connectivity and audio streaming, and upgraded brakes, suspension components, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Cruze Eco builds from Cruze LT trim with a mild-hybrid powertrain, Chevrolet MyLink connectivity and audio streaming, aerodynamic body enhancements including revised front styling and a rear spoiler, and polished 17-inch forged aluminum wheels.

New for 2014, the Cruze Turbo Diesel builds from the Cruze 2LT package, swapping in a turbo-diesel engine and including the Aero Performance package and rear spoiler from the Cruze Eco.

The Cruze LTZ is equipped with a standard automatic transmission, as well as enhanced trim inside and out, automatic climate control, remote engine starting, keyless access with push-button ignition, heated exterior mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, reversing camera, fog lights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Options and Packages
Choose to cruise in LS trim, and dealers are responsible for installing nearly all of the available options. Beyond that point, a number of factory-installed extras are offered.

Highlights, depending on the trim level, include Chevrolet MyLink technology, reversing camera, premium audio system, power sunroof, navigation system, power driver's seat, and both functional and appearance upgrades from higher trim levels. An RS package adds a sportier look to the Cruze, while an Enhanced Safety package adds rear park-assist sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and a side blind-zone warning system.

Under the Hood
The 2014 Cruze LS is equipped with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 138 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 6-speed automatic available as an option.

The LT, Eco, and LTZ trim levels also have a 138-horsepower engine, but it's a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that makes its peak power lower in the rev range. The turbo engine also generates more torque, and delivers it at just 1,850 rpm, improving acceleration compared with the non-turbo version. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard for the Cruze LT and Eco, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional. The LTZ gets the automatic as standard equipment.

The new 2014 Cruze Turbo Diesel is equipped with a direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine. It generates 151 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 264 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,600 rpm. A 6-speed automatic is the only transmission choice with this engine.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the Cruze LS gets between 22 mpg in the city with an automatic transmission and 36 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission.

The Cruze LT and LTZ are expected to return 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission. The same engine installed in a Cruze Eco delivers 26 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. As this article is written, the EPA has not rated fuel economy for the Cruze LT and Eco with manual transmission.

A 2014 Cruze Turbo Diesel should return 27 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2014 Cruze a 5-star overall crash-test rating, the best possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Cruze as this article is written.

To help avoid a collision in the first place, the Cruze is available with a reversing camera, rear park-assist sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and a side blind-zone alert system. If a crash is unavoidable, 10 air bags are standard to help protect occupants.

The Chevrolet MyLink system includes a 7-inch color touch screen with Bluetooth pairing and music streaming, hands-free text messaging, and access to Internet radio stations. Owners using an iPhone can execute commands using Siri Eyes Free technology.

What's New for 2014:

  • New turbo-diesel model debuts
  • Four new exterior colors

Introduction
The 2014 Chevy Cruze is a 4-door compact sedan that competes against a broad spectrum of small cars. Its most direct competitors include the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta.

Models and Features
There are five different 2014 Cruze trim levels from which to choose: LS, LT, LTZ, Eco, and Turbo Diesel.

The Cruze LS is the least expensive version, and is the only version equipped with the standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, power mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power windows with express-down for all, driver's seat height adjuster, floor mats, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Bluetooth connectivity is standard, along with OnStar telematics, a CD player, auxiliary audio input jack, USB port, satellite radio, and 16-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel covers.

The Cruze LT is upgraded with a 1.4-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, aluminum wheels, nicer exterior trim, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and extra interior storage. Add the 2LT package to this trim level for leather seats, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, Chevrolet MyLink connectivity and audio streaming, and upgraded brakes, suspension components, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Cruze Eco builds from Cruze LT trim with a mild-hybrid powertrain, Chevrolet MyLink connectivity and audio streaming, aerodynamic body enhancements including revised front styling and a rear spoiler, and polished 17-inch forged aluminum wheels.

New for 2014, the Cruze Turbo Diesel builds from the Cruze 2LT package, swapping in a turbo-diesel engine and including the Aero Performance package and rear spoiler from the Cruze Eco.

The Cruze LTZ is equipped with a standard automatic transmission, as well as enhanced trim inside and out, automatic climate control, remote engine starting, keyless access with push-button ignition, heated exterior mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, reversing camera, fog lights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Options and Packages
Choose to cruise in LS trim, and dealers are responsible for installing nearly all of the available options. Beyond that point, a number of factory-installed extras are offered.

Highlights, depending on the trim level, include Chevrolet MyLink technology, reversing camera, premium audio system, power sunroof, navigation system, power driver's seat, and both functional and appearance upgrades from higher trim levels. An RS package adds a sportier look to the Cruze, while an Enhanced Safety package adds rear park-assist sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and a side blind-zone warning system.

Under the Hood
The 2014 Cruze LS is equipped with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 138 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 6-speed automatic available as an option.

The LT, Eco, and LTZ trim levels also have a 138-horsepower engine, but it's a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that makes its peak power lower in the rev range. The turbo engine also generates more torque, and delivers it at just 1,850 rpm, improving acceleration compared with the non-turbo version. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard for the Cruze LT and Eco, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional. The LTZ gets the automatic as standard equipment.

The new 2014 Cruze Turbo Diesel is equipped with a direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine. It generates 151 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 264 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,600 rpm. A 6-speed automatic is the only transmission choice with this engine.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the Cruze LS gets between 22 mpg in the city with an automatic transmission and 36 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission.

The Cruze LT and LTZ are expected to return 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission. The same engine installed in a Cruze Eco delivers 26 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. As this article is written, the EPA has not rated fuel economy for the Cruze LT and Eco with manual transmission.

A 2014 Cruze Turbo Diesel should return 27 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2014 Cruze a 5-star overall crash-test rating, the best possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Cruze as this article is written.

To help avoid a collision in the first place, the Cruze is available with a reversing camera, rear park-assist sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and a side blind-zone alert system. If a crash is unavoidable, 10 air bags are standard to help protect occupants.

The Chevrolet MyLink system includes a 7-inch color touch screen with Bluetooth pairing and music streaming, hands-free text messaging, and access to Internet radio stations. Owners using an iPhone can execute commands using Siri Eyes Free technology.

Available Trims for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 17520.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 25/36
Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18705.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name 1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 18815.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name 1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19910.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name ECO (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 19935.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 28/42
Name ECO (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 21130.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/39
Name 2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 21295.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name 2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22580.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 23805.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name Diesel (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24985.00 Engine 2.0L/119 City/Hwy MPG 27/46
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints
  • LS Interior Appearance includes Premium cloth seating, Silver-painted center stack and instrument panel cluster accent rings, and open instrument panel storage bin
  • Seat trim, Premium cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on outboard positions
  • Armrest, rear center, articulating, with dual cup holders
  • Console, center with sliding armrest, storage, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets and dual cup holders
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, located in center console
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke, comfort grip
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls (Deleted when UE0 OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Center stack, integrated with ambient LED back lighting
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all
  • Door locks, power
  • Key, primary foldable, additional foldable
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Theft-deterrent system with anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone electronic includes air filter
  • Rear air ducts, floor mounted
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior dome with theater dimming, dual map lights, illuminated trunk area
  • Convenience hooks, rear
  • 1LT/ECO Interior Appearance includes LS Interior Appearance content plus auxiliary glovebox in center dash, leather-wrapped steering wheel with Polar Silver accent and leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke with polar silver accent
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all and driver Express Up
  • Cruise control
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash (Deleted when (PDU) All-Star Edition is ordered.)
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash (Deleted when (UQA) Pioneer premium audio system is ordered.)
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel (Rear seat armrest not included.)
  • 2LT/Diesel Interior Appearance includes 1LT Interior Appearance content plus Meridian Leather-appointed seats
  • Seat trim, Meridian leather-appointed seats, front and rear
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger with 3 warmth settings
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recliner
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash (Deleted when (UQA) Pioneer premium audio system or (PCJ) Sun, Sound and Sport Package is ordered.)
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • LTZ Interior Appearance includes 2LT Interior Appearance content plus uplevel jeweled instrument panel cluster and chrome trim rings and optic check accent trim on center stack and console
  • Keyless Access
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control includes air filter
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 2LT/Diesel Interior Appearance includes 1LT Interior Appearance content plus Meridian Leather-appointed seats (Also includes uplevel jeweled instrument panel cluster and chrome trim rings.)
  • Heater, electric, auxiliary
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with silver-painted wheel covers
  • Tires, P215/60R16, all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • LS Exterior Appearance includes Black outside mirrors, Silver-painted wheel covers, body-color door handles, chrome deck lid applique and Black grille with chrome surround
  • Wheel covers, bolt-on, silver-painted
  • Tire, compact spare and spare wheel, includes jack and lug nut wrench
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and delay feature
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are Black.)
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) painted aluminum
  • 1LT Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors, chrome belt moldings and 16" (40.6 cm) machined-face alloy wheels
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Deleted when (PDB) 1LT Driver Convenience Package is ordered. Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) forged light-weight polished alloy
  • Tires, P215/55R17 all-season, blackwall, Ultra low rolling resistance
  • ECO Exterior Appearance includes LT Exterior Appearance content plus 17" (43.2 cm) forged light-weight polished alloy wheels, unique front fascia air dam and spoiler
  • Aero Performance Package includes lower front grille air shutter, raised front license plate bracket for required states, mid-body aero panels and dealer-installed front fascia air dam (part placed in trunk at plant)
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Deleted when (PDC) ECO Driver Convenience Package is ordered. Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) 5-spoke flangeless alloy
  • Tires, P225/50R17, all-season, blackwall
  • 2LT/Diesel Exterior Appearance includes 1LT Exterior Appearance content plus 17" (43.2 cm) alloy wheels
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Deleted when (PDD) 2LT/Diesel Driver Convenience Package is ordered. Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) split 5-spoke flangeless silver-painted alloy
  • Tires, P225/45R18 all-season, blackwall
  • LTZ Exterior Appearance includes LT Exterior Appearance content plus fog lamps, 18" (45.7 cm) silver-painted alloy wheels and chrome door handles
  • Fog lamps, front (Includes chrome trim when (PDZ) RS Package is ordered.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) split 5-spoke alloy
  • 2LT/Diesel Exterior Appearance includes 1LT Exterior Appearance content plus 17" (43.2 cm) alloy wheels (Also includes rear spoiler.)
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm) (Requires (FE9) Federal emissions requirements.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.94 final drive ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
  • Alternator, 130 amps
  • Suspension, front independent McPherson strut, aluminum control arms with hydraulic bushings, 25mm hollow stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank
  • Steering, power, electric, rack-mounted
  • Brakes, front disc/rear drum
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.72 final drive ratio
  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)
  • Axle, 3.83 final drive ratio
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual with triple overdrive ECO gear set
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank with Z-link for enhanced rear stability
  • Suspension, Sport Tuned
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc
  • Keyless start, switch
  • Engine, 2.0L Turbo Diesel DOHC L4
  • Axle, 3.20 final drive ratio
  • Battery, 800 cold-cranking amps
  • Alternator, 140 amps
  • Brakes, 4-wheel anti-lock, 4-wheel disc
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
    • Traction control
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, front height adjustable
    • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Trunk emergency release handle
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Chevrolet MyLink radio
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, graphical display
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Deleted when UE0 OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Enhanced Acoustic Package
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console (Deleted when UE0 OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
    • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console (Deleted when PCR Technology Package is ordered.)
    • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink radio AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display
    • Chevrolet MyLink includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art); software updatable for radio software and Gracenote database
    • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console

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