2014 Chevrolet Cruze

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Chevrolet Cruze highlights

Customer rating


  • A pair of engine choices
  • Confident handling
  • A stylish interior


  • The automatic transmission isn’t responsive
  • Seating is only moderately comfortable
  • Hard plastic interior materials

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 35 highway, 27 combined

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A spacious and nimble sedan

Setting the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze apart from other compact sedans is a stylish interior, a unique diesel engine, and confident handling. Enjoy the feeling of control with the standard six-speed manual transmission, or opt for the available six-speed automatic transmission. Or, pick from one of the three available four-cylinder engines, including a diesel and turbocharged gas engine. Plus, the suspension and steering work together to deliver sharp handling. Overall, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is a capable sedan with a pleasing ride.

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What is new for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze?

  • The Cruze is available in a new trim called the Diesel.
  • Cruze trims have been upgraded with Manual Transmission and Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment this year.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

1. A trio of peppy engines 

Set the tone for your driving experience with one of the three engines in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. To start, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS is powered by a 138-hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Or, turbocharge your experience with the 138-hp turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder (LT, LTZ, and Eco). Finally, the torquey and refined 2.0L turbocharged diesel is available in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. 

2. Cut down on trips to the pump 

Excelling at long-distance cruising, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel gets the best EPA-estimated highway fuel mileage of 44 mpg.

And it’s good around town, too, getting an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city fuel economy, meaning the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel averages 32 mpg combined.
But, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze with the 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission isn’t far behind, getting an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city.

3. Fun to drive 

While all three engine options in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze are competent performers, the 2.0L diesel delivers peppy acceleration without any of the typical clatter of a diesel. However, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze enjoys sharp steering and composed handling regardless of engine choice. So, by blending responsive handling and peppy engines, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze delivers an engaging driving experience. 

4. Plenty of storage space 

A compact sedan doesn’t have to mean compact storage, as the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze demonstrates. That’s because there’s 15 cu-ft of trunk space, plenty to take on luggage, groceries, or small boxes. Plus, the 60/40 split folding rear seats let you fit longer items by expanding the cargo space. Finally, the passenger cabin's door pockets and storage cubbies are ideal for small items. 

5. Useful available tech equipment 

Enjoy the modern tech features you find in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT with the Technology package (standard on 2LT and higher), which includes a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen, and Chevrolet MyLink® app connectivity that lets you control vehicle functions from your smartphone (subscription required). You can also find LT1 and higher trims with a package of driver-assist features, including rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

CarMax customers have given the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Customers like the car's gas mileage, handling, and style.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Cruze an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Cruze 33rd out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Chevrolet Cruze features and specs

LT 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.3"/R 35.4"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

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