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2013 Volkswagen Jetta

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

  2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4-door Auto S Front Exterior View 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
Invoice N/A $16,530
N/A 22/42
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Bottom Line The Jetta draws drivers looking for a taut driving feel and delivers superior interior space; we'd pass on the low-cost base models, and aim for the standout TDI and GLI editions. Read Full Review The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models. Read Full Review
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  • GLI has turbo, tight handling
  • Diesel or hybrid, your call
  • Roomy rear seat
  • Better road manners, still
  • Vast trunk room


  • Sedate looks in a wild bunch
  • Cost-cutting interior in most models
  • GLI, TDI get pricey
  • Nav system's smaller, less sophisticated


  • Ride quality
  • Gas mileage (Eco especially)
  • Comfortable, well-coordinated interior
  • Top-tier safety
  • Cargo space


  • Conservative exterior
  • Unremarkable performance
  • Climate controls placed low
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