Sometimes you buy a small car because you’re looking for the lowest possible price. And no question, there are some terrific bargains among today’s compact cars. But the least expensive options aren’t always for everyone.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, a compact sedan and hatchback, isn’t the cheapest car in its class. But it rewards buyers with an experience that’s upscale of the economy-car norm. Maturely understated looks, a refined driving experience, comfortable seats, and well-executed smartphone connectivity make for an appealing combination. And although some competitors are less expensive, the Cruze is still affordable, starting at just $16,975. Let’s see if it’s the right fit for you.