New for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is a turbocharged diesel powertrain that reaffirms Chevy’s intention of taking the economy-sedan segment seriously and firmly seats the Cruze as a top choice in the small car market.
Chevy first turned heads with the Cruze in 2011 with what many considered its first serious and successful attempt to meet its rivals head-on with a small car offering refinement, economy, drivability and reliability.
Besides the turbo-diesel, powered by 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated making 151 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque, all other Cruze models get four-cylinder gas engines. The base model is powered by a 1.8-liter normally-aspirated four producing 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, while all other models get the peppy 1.4-liter turbo engine making the same horsepower but with 148 pounds of torque.
Creature comforts for the 2014 Cruze include a technology package with a 7-inch touchscreen display, rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio and voice control. Six-way power seats and heated mirrors are also available.
Also available on all but the base LS model is an Enhanced Safety Package that features rear parking assistance, blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert for the rear.
Safety features on all 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models include front and rear side-impact airbags, front knee airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, antilock brakes and stability control.
Since its introduction, the Cruze has been heralded as Chevrolet’s most serious entry into the small-car market ever, and refinements to the 2014 model continue to improve on that reputation. Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!