Thursday, December 3, 2009

2011 Chevy Cruze Fails to Excite



GM intends to break the compact-car mold in the U.S. with the introduction of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. However, the only thing even mildly earth-shattering about this fuel-efficient sedan is that it has more interior space than its competitors, the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. That’s about as exciting as plain oatmeal gone cold and stuck to my son’s face.

There are some things to like about the Cruze: It has edgier lines and more sculpting than a Chevy Malibu, and it should get 40 mpg on the highway if equipped with a special fuel-efficiency package. The interior is nice-looking, but it’s nothing to get giddy about.

Sitting next to the Chevy Volt, which is slated to hit showrooms in November 2010, the Cruze seems like a wallflower here at the L.A. Auto Show.

source: motherproof