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2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Mazda MAZDA3

2014 Toyota Corolla

  2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan 2014 Mazda Mazda3 2014 Toyota Corolla S
MSRP
$17,520
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$16,800
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Invoice $16,906 $16,474 $15,876
MPG
City/Highway
22/46 27/41 27/42
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2014 Chevy Cruze is comfortable and practical--and now it offers a diesel engine that can return 40 mpg in real-world use. Read Full Review The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists. Read Full Review The 2014 Toyota Corolla keeps its frugal, responsible core but adds a lot more verve. Read Full Review
Likes &
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Likes:

  • Turbodiesel engine option
  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Handsome, high-quality interior
  • Big trunk
  • Good safety ratings

Dislikes:

  • Unremarkable styling
  • Not very sporty handling
  • Low-placed climate controls
  • Low seating position

Likes:

  • Responsive powertrains
  • Sporty profile, eye-catching sheetmetal
  • Great handling
  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Premium feel, in some respects

Dislikes:

  • Tight back seat
  • Busy ride
  • Road noise

Likes:

  • Roomier, better packaged interior
  • Standard LED headlights
  • Improved ride and handling
  • Simple yet full-featured infotainment

Dislikes:

  • CVT models feel sluggish from a stop
  • Tight headroom in back
  • Lacks advanced safety features
  • Fake stitching on the dashboard
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