2015 Chevrolet Cruze Photo Gallery (19 Photos)

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Chevrolet freshened the exterior styling of its Cruze compact car for 2015, but the updates look minor. Highlights include a revised front end with a more streamlined grille and LED running lights. 

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Inside, there are revised cupholders, and some of the controls get new locations — the door-lock switches move from the center console to the front door panels and the trunk release is now relocated near the center console. Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze

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Vehicles Affected: About 174,046 model-year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze sedans equipped with a turbo 1.4-liter engine and manufactured between Nov. 28, 2012, and March 7, 2014.

The Problem: The right front half shaft may fracture and separate while driving, potentially causing the vehicle to lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the car could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash. The recall comes after GM recently announced that it was ordering dealers to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Cruzes with the 1.4-liter engine, but did not reveal why at the time.

The Fix: GM will initially notify owners starting April 28 and a second time when parts are available, and dealers will inspect and replace the right half shaft, if necessary, for free. Some vehicles in this recall were subject to another recall initiated in August 2013 and repaired using defective parts. GM also said those owners will be advised that they must have their vehicles fixed again under this new recall campaign.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 31, 2014 | Comments (4)

Report: GM Tells Dealers to Stop Selling 1.4-Liter Chevrolet Cruzes

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If you're shopping for a Chevrolet Cruze, you may have to hold on. USA Today reports that GM has ordered dealers to stop delivering 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze sedans with the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. The automaker didn't clarify one particular reason to USA Today. The Cruze offers a 1.8-liter four-cylinder or the turbo 1.4-liter four-cylinder; the affected engine makes up about two-thirds of new 2013/2014 Cruze inventory on Cars.com.

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It's worth noting that temporary stop-sale orders are fairly common, often when automakers detect a safety issue. The exact issue is unclear, but GM recalled the 1.4-liter Cruze in August 2013 because of brake issues. This move comes as the automaker faces multiple investigations over faulty ignition switches in six 2000s-era models, including the Cruze's predecessor, the Chevy Cobalt. The automaker has recalled 1.6 million cars globally, with 1.37 million in the U.S.

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By David Thomas | March 28, 2014 | Comments (15)

Recall Alert: 355 GM Sedans, Crossovers

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Vehicles Affected: About 355 Buick Regal, LaCrosse and Verano sedans and Enclave crossovers; Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze sedans and Traverse crossovers; and GMC Acadia crossovers — all 2014 models equipped with automatic transmissions.

The Problem: The transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever, which could prevent the driver from shifting gear positions, and the indicated shift position may not represent the actual gear position. If disengagement occurs while the vehicle is in motion, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "Park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the correct gear position; if this occurs, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of injury to occupants and bystanders.

The Fix: GM will notify owners starting late this month, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chevrolet owners can call 800-222-1020, Buick owners 800-521-7300 and GMC owners 800-462-8782, or owners can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

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By Rick Popely | November 17, 2013 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,161 model-year 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans equipped with manual transmissions and manufactured from Jan. 24 to Aug. 1, 2013. 

The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the right front half shaft could fracture and separate. If this happens while driving, the car could lose power, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the half shaft assembly for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors has already notified all affected owners. Consumers can call GM at 800-521-7300 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cars.com Reviews the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

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Despite static design in a dynamic compact car class, the Chevrolet Cruze remains a strong performer. That's thanks to attributes such as a smooth ride, capable handling, competitive fuel economy and a quiet, comfortable interior. This year the company adds a diesel engine to the lineup that Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder found a bit of a disappointment considering the cost. Read Wiesenfelder's full review below to see if the diesel is something you should consider when shopping for a new compact.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 26, 2013 | Comments (2)

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Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman got behind the wheel of the track-ready 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport and burned rubber straight to the No. 1 spot on this week's list of most-watched videos. Get Bragman's impressions as he takes a few turns in a Caddy that hauls more than grandpa's golf clubs. Also debuting this week is Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder's lukewarm assessment of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, clattering into the No. 3 spot. Check out what else was popular:

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By Matt Schmitz | September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Video

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel offers some of what both diesel fanatics and the average buyer look for in a car — but not enough of either to really impress anyone. Perhaps the greatest attribute of this clean-diesel sedan, according to Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder, is its 46 mpg on the highway, making it highly competitive and great for road trips. However, its muted diesel-engine clatter may be too subtle for enthusiasts and annoying for everyone else, and lagging acceleration will have all involved wondering why they bothered paying extra for the diesel model.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Video

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The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is not your father's diesel car. Still, while far from the "smoke-spitting clatter boxes" of yore, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays sees several reasons you may not want it to be yours. The Cruze Diesel, now appearing at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, should offer impressive torque and quickness on par with its nearest competitors, along with some nifty trim features.

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However, the diesel boosts fuel efficiency by less than 8% compared to its gasoline-burning counterpart the Chevy Cruze Eco, and the diesel model costs 18% more. Watch the video below and decide if that's going to be good enough.

By Matt Schmitz | February 12, 2013 | Comments (6)

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