SUVs may be the fastest and hottest-selling segment but sedans remain as an easy favorite. Before SUVs, sedans have dominated the market. The sedan segment has long been saturated and overcrowded before it got dominated by SUVs. However, car manufacturers are still continuously cashing on this segment for good reasons.

Sedans are known to be more affordable than its SUV counterparts. It is relatively smaller, making it easier to fit in cramped places especially in the narrow streets of most downtown cities. It is, more often than not, fuel efficient as it comes with smaller engines and overall lightweight body because of its size.

Even with so many sedans to choose from, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze might just be a good option. For one, it looks expensive for a small car. It also comfortable interior which is key for those who spend most their time inside the car.

Key specifications

According to The Car Connection, here are some of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze's features:

  • It comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 153-horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque output.
  • Its turbodiesel option is exceptional for having EPA rating of 52 mpg on the highway.
  • The Cruze hatchback has impressive trunk space for generous additional 47 cubic feet.
  • All Chevrolet Cruze has clean and unobstructed dashboard design.
  • A 7.0-inch infotainment display comes in standard
  • Chevrolet Cruze made in Mexico comes with no taxes as it gets delivered to US dealerships.

What's the deal breaker?

One of the most important factors in buying any car is its safety features.

Unfortunately, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze falls a little flat in this aspect. Reports reveal that it only received a four-star rating. While most sedans boast of having five stars, the Cruze comes in with a less than expected.

Even more Disappointing, the most expensive Cruze does not even come with automatic emergency breaking.

Obviously, its key competitors have this safety feature as standard. Other tests have yet to be made available so expectations are high like that of its IIHS rating. Crash test ratings should be impressive if it is even possible.

Should one buy the latest Cruze?

Let's just say, it is better to reserve the Cruze as one of the options to choose from. Safety is one of the most important factors and Cruze misses this. However, practical buyers may find the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze appealing because of its impressive EPA rating.