2014 Chevrolet Cruze Overview

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Photo
MSRP Range:
$17,520 - $24,985 | Dealer Pricing
Fuel Economy:
22 MPG city / 35 MPG highway
1.4L I4
Front Wheel Drive

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Overview

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is a four-door compact sedan. It has a front engine, front-wheel-drive layout. Production began in 2008 and it is currently still part of the Chevrolet lineup. It replaced two compact models, the Chevrolet Cobalt in the United States and most of North America and the Daewoo Lacetti in other international markets.

The Chevrolet Cruze may be a smart buy for those in the market for an affordable and fuel-efficient car. It offers drivers a couple of different power train options and a number of trim levels.

The Cruze is moderately priced within its class and offers a wider range of base trim levels than some competitors. Trim levels include the LS manual, LS auto, 1LT manual, LT w/1FL, 1LT auto, ECO manual, ECO auto, 2LT manual, 2LT auto, LTZ, and Diesel. Base features may be limited, but drivers can choose from a wide range of options at each trim level.

New for 2014

The addition of a diesel powered Cruze is rumored for late 2014. This model will be rated at 148-hp, but with 258 lb-ft of torque. It is expected to get approximately 42 mpg approximately and will be fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission.


The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze doesn’t offer anything too exceptional in terms of exterior style. Heated door mirrors and spoilers are optional on some models. A moonroof is optional on all models. Fully automatic headlights are standard, and fog lights are optional. Models have a traditional compact sedan profile with Chevrolet’s updated more aggressive front design. The Cruze is available in a range of colors and finishes.

Interior & Cargo

Standard features on the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze include air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, keyless entry, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and a sound system compatible with all modern music files. Some options include speed control, automatic air, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a navigation system.


Safety features include front and side impact airbags, knee airbags, traction control, electronic stability, brake assist, and anti-lock brakes.

Driving Experience

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze comes with a 1.4 or 1.8-liter four-cylinder rated at 138-hp and a 148-hp, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel paired with a six-speed manual with overdrive or a six-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual. Chevy estimates the diesel-powered Cruze will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. It offers an impressive 42 mpg highway. These are great numbers for those looking to save a little money at the pump.

Key Competitors of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

  • Volkswagen Jetta TDI

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze has 6 models that range from $17,520 - $24,985. The 2014 Cruze is a sedan with front wheel drive that gets between 22 mpg (city) - 35 mpg (highway) fuel efficiency using a 1.4L I4 engine. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze has a seating capacity of 5/5, wheelbase is 105.7 inches, cargo capacity of 15.00 cu.ft., and ground clearance of N/R inches. Choose one of the trims like the 2014 1LT FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 to get specific details on prices, rebates, and warranties.