2014 Chevrolet Cruze

Original MSRP Range
$17,520 - $24,985
Available Style(s)
22 - 28 MPG City / 35 - 46 MPG Hwy
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2014 Chevrolet Cruze

What We Like

Solid, well-connected ride; spirited turbo; 40-mpg highway fuel economy; refined interior; abundant cargo space; good list of features

What We Don't

Bland styling compared with that of some foreign competitors; poor seat positioning; relatively pricey at the top end


Expert Rating

3.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5


What's New in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze?

The Cruze is mostly unchanged for 2014, with one major exception. The 2014 model year sees the addition of an all-new Cruze Diesel, which uses a 151-horsepower 2-liter turbodiesel engine. Fuel economy is rated at 27 miles per gallon in the city and a whopping 46 mpg on the highway.  

Which Cruze is the Best?

We think the best Chevrolet Cruze for cruising is the Eco model with a manual transmission to manage its 1.4-liter turbo. This combination makes the Cruze truly fun to drive while offering exceptional highway fuel economy, as well. And while the Eco's gas mileage isn't quite as strong as the Cruze Diesel's, the Eco is less expensive to buy. In other words, the Cruze Eco is smooth, quick-footed, well equipped and efficient. With credentials like those, it's no wonder its competitors are starting to feel a little uneasy. 

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How Much Does a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Cost?

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is available in five trim levels: LS, LT, Eco, LTZ and Diesel.

Base-level Cruze LS models ($18,500) offer a surprisingly long list of standard equipment. Such items include air conditioning, Bluetooth, a USB port, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and satellite radio.

Shoppers who step up to the Cruze LT ($19,500) find two versions: the 1LT and the 2LT. The 1LT adds alloy wheels, cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Fuel-saving Cruze Eco models ($20,500) are equipped like the 1LT.

Drivers who step up to the 2LT ($22,000) add a power driver's seat, leather upholstery with heated front seats and Chevrolet's MyLink 7-inch center-mounted touchscreen. The Cruze Diesel ($25,500) is equipped like the 2LT.

The range-topping Cruze LTZ ($24,500) brings automatic climate control, push-button start and a rearview camera. Key options include a sunroof and a premium audio system.

Cruze Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Cruze 4dr Sdn Auto 1LT$19,910 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo13826 / 386-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Auto 2LT$22,580 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo13826 / 386-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Auto Diesel$24,985 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo15127 / 466-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Auto ECO$21,130 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo13826 / 396-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Auto LS$18,705 / N/A4 Cylinder13822 / 356-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn LTZ$23,805 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo13826 / 386-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Man 1LT$18,815 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo138N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Man 2LT$21,295 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo138N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Man ECO$19,935 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo138N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cruze 4dr Sdn Man LS$17,520 / N/A4 Cylinder138N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Chevrolet Cruze Safety

Is the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze a Safe Car?

The Cruze offers 10 standard airbags -- a compact car rarity. Aside from front, side and head curtain airbags, the Cruze puts airbags at the knees of the driver and front passenger and adds two side airbags for the rear outboard positions. The Cruze also has ABS and stability control. And the optional safety package adds some features usually found on pricier models, such as parking sensors, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning.

The Cruze boasts a 5-star overall safety rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests. The Cruze earned that rating after getting a perfect 5-star score in frontal and side impacts, as well as a 4-star score in rollover protection.

Frontal Crash Rating–Overall
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating–Overall
Side Barrier Rating–Overall
Side Crash Rating–Overall

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/100,000 Miles
Maintenance2 Years/24,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Appearance Pkg
  • RS
  • Technology Pkg
  • Blind-Spot Alert


2014 Chevrolet Cruze vs the competition

Ford Focus -- The Focus is the Cruze's most direct competitor. Both vehicles represent a turnaround for their respective carmakers. The Focus has slightly better handling and offers more youthful styling.

Hyundai Elantra -- The Elantra beats the Cruze with a more stylish exterior and a richer equipment list, but the Cruze is more fun to drive.

Honda Civic -- The Civic and the Cruze are comparable in fuel economy and road manners, but the Cruze actually feels more solid inside and out. Believe it or not, the Chevy beats the Honda in the refinement test.

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