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Honda Civic, Mazda 3, And Chevy Cruze Batten Down The Hatches 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Videos, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, reviews, video on 11 12th, 2017


These days, the market is filled with all sorts of compact hatchbacks, including the (worldwide) popular Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus .

But what if you wanted to step out of their shadow and go for something different, yet still affordable? Well, then you will have to check out other brands, and in this case, they include Honda, Chevrolet, and Mazda.

The team from RoadShow pinned the new Civic against the Cruze and one of the oldest ones in the segment, the Mazda 3, only to come up with a rather surprising result.

Before giving their verdict, though, the reviewers covered each basic aspect of the three hatchbacks, including their exterior design, cabin space, infotainment, fuel economy and handling.

Arguably, the Mazda 3 came first in most aspects, while the Chevy Cruze was found to be a good, civilized, and quiet urban driver, though consumers won’t feel the need to drive it on a twisty road. The newest arrival of the three, which wears Honda’s logo, is surprisingly good too, but which one would you choose?

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Honda Civic, Mazda 3, And Chevy Cruze Batten Down The Hatches 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Videos, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, reviews, video on 11 12th, 2017


These days, the market is filled with all sorts of compact hatchbacks, including the (worldwide) popular Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus .

But what if you wanted to step out of their shadow and go for something different, yet still affordable? Well, then you will have to check out other brands, and in this case, they include Honda, Chevrolet, and Mazda.

The team from RoadShow pinned the new Civic against the Cruze and one of the oldest ones in the segment, the Mazda 3, only to come up with a rather surprising result.

Before giving their verdict, though, the reviewers covered each basic aspect of the three hatchbacks, including their exterior design, cabin space, infotainment, fuel economy and handling.

Arguably, the Mazda 3 came first in most aspects, while the Chevy Cruze was found to be a good, civilized, and quiet urban driver, though consumers won’t feel the need to drive it on a twisty road. The newest arrival of the three, which wears Honda’s logo, is surprisingly good too, but which one would you choose?

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America’s 10 Best-Selling Sedans Of 2017 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford, Ford Fusion, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla on 11 11th, 2017


If you’re willing to ignore trucks and crossovers, which are casting really large shadows over saloons these days, the best selling cars in the U.S. this year are models that have four doors and are either brand new or have been updated.

Recently, Lexus went as far as to say that sedans will go away completely unless they evolve into something more dynamic, something that’s less about family vacations and more performance oriented.

“Unless we can really offer a sedan experience you cannot have with an SUV or crossover, I think the sedan may not be able to survive if it does not evolve,” said Toyota branding chief, Tokuo Fukuichi.

In spite of all that, the good old sedan isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and models like the ones you’re about to see are still putting up a fight in the sales charts through October, 2017, as reported by The Motley Fool.

#10 – Chevrolet Malibu

Chevy launched their redesigned Malibu last year, boasting sleek styling, a roomy and well-put together interior and improved fuel economy figures. It’s also a very safe car, with available systems such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

While it did really well at first, the Malibu has been on a decline this year, with sales being down 16.5% compared to how things stood last year. Still, the Malibu remains a good earner for General Motors.

#9 – Hyundai Elantra

Unlike previous iterations, the latest Elantra is a solid overall choice for people looking for a compact companion that offers great value for money. It’s roomy, rides well and has a lot of modern safety tech, like Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.

Like with the Malibu, Elantra sales have also dipped in 2017, down 8.8% compared to last year.

#8 – Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevy Cruze has proved extremely popular since its complete redesign in 2016. It’s hard to find a review where somebody isn’t praising it for its efficiency, value and interior features.

We sampled the 2016 Cruze and found that it strikes a good balance between a Honda Civic and a Hyundai Elantra. Actually, the Cruze has been doing so well as of late, sales are up 3.4% this year through October.

#7 – Ford Fusion

The tech-savvy Ford Fusion is a good car and very few have claimed otherwise. This latest iteration even features a dynamic Sport version that boasts continuously controlled damping and a pothole detection system, to go with larger intakes, 19″ wheels, quad pipes, the works.

You can also get it as a hybrid, which is a huge plus nowadays. However, you might be shocked to learn that sales for the Fusion have gone down by 22.6% this year, and that’s a pretty big number.

#6 – Nissan Sentra

Nissan have been aggressive in making sure the Sentra is a success. Despite some reviews finding it somewhat cramped and noisy, the Japanese automaker is offering good discounts in order to move these cars.

Because of that, Sentra sales have gone up 0.2% through October 2017, making this 4-door compact one of the best-selling sedans in the US.

#5 – Nissan Altima

While the Altima comes in at a very respectable 5th place, sales this year are down 17.1% through October as Nissan are having a rough time talking people into buying this model over something else.

It’s still a spacious car with good fuel economy, but it does appear as though it may be losing the “popular vote” in the grand scheme of things.

#4 – Honda Accord

The mid-size saloon sub-segment has shrunk by 15% in the first nine months of 2017, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for a car that’s as popular as the Honda Accord.

For 2018, the Accord is sportier than ever, featuring modern connectivity options, solid build quality and plenty of room inside for all passengers. It’s a true family car and people are still finding it to their liking. As for sales, they’re down 2.3% through October, but the new model should help fix that soon.

#3 – Toyota Corolla Sedan

The Corolla is of course one of the world’s best-selling cars and it almost seems like that’s always going to be the case. Yet, despite its top-notch reliability and competitive pricing, sales are down 9% this year.

It’s also not the best looking car in the world, which is something Toyota themselves admit is a problem.

#2 – Toyota Camry

Ah, the Camry. You didn’t actually think it wasn’t going to make the list did you?

With an all-new and critically acclaimed model already out, Toyota can finally start filling the hole dug by the previous-generation Camry, which didn’t register particularly strong sales (for a Camry) towards the end of its term.

By the way, the 2018 Camry is the first sedan launched by Toyota after Akio Toyoda himself stated that there will be “no more boring cars,” as far as his company is concerned. Calling this the best-looking Camry in history would not be an understatement.

#1 – Honda Civic Sedan

The Civic was a sales beast last year and it’s a beast this year as well, posting a 1.5% increase through October.

This is the best-selling car in the U.S. that’s not a pickup or a crossover, and figuring out why is pretty much a no-brainer. The Civic has always been immensely popular, and this latest iteration is roomier, more powerful and much better to look at.

Also, it may be too early to talk long-term value, but the Civic has always been affordable, dependable and relatively fun to drive compared to most of its direct rivals. It has pretty much everything going for it.



This Cruze Thinks It’s A Mercedes-Benz AMG 11
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Chevrolet Cruze, Holden, Holden Cruze, mercedes, Offbeat News on 11 11th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz has just launched a new model exclusive to the Australian market, based on the popular Holden / Chevy Cruze.

As these images show, the compact five-door sedan includes all the characteristic traits of a genuine Mercedes model, including a front grille with the three-pointed star, LED daytime running lights, sporty wheels, typical Mercedes taillights and badges on the rear reading ‘CLK55’ and ‘AMG’.

Eat your heart out upcoming A-Class Sedan, this is what Mercedes buyers Down Under want.

Sarcasm aside, we came across the photos of this customized Holden Cruze from Melbourne on Facebook. Evidently, its owner has had some fun making it look like a Mercedes-Benz, and as much as it pains us to say, some people actually think this is a genuine Mercedes.

Don’t believe us? Check out some of the comments on the Facebook post below.

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And The Winner Of KBB’s 2017 Compact Hatchback Crown Is… 26
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, honda, Honda Civic, Mazda, Mazda3, reviews, Subaru, subaru impreza, video on 06 26th, 2017


Nowadays, even non-premium compact hatchbacks need to be well-built, comfortable, full of tech and good to drive in order to fit in.
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And The Winner Of KBB’s 2017 Compact Hatchback Crown Is… 26
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, honda, Honda Civic, Mazda, Mazda3, reviews, Subaru, subaru impreza, video on 06 26th, 2017


Nowadays, even non-premium compact hatchbacks need to be well-built, comfortable, full of tech and good to drive in order to fit in.
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Priced From $24,670 22
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, diesel, Reports on 05 22nd, 2017


Pricing details for the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel have just been announced and customers will have to cough up a hefty premium over the petrol-powered models in the U.S.
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The 10 Best Cars Of 2017, According To Consumer Reports 2
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Audi Q7, Chevrolet Cruze, Consumer Reports, Honda Ridgeline, Kia Optima, Mazda MX-5, Mazda MX-5 / Miata, subaru forester, Top Picks, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota Yaris on 03 2nd, 2017


In order to figure out how to put together a top 10 list featuring the year's best vehicles, several factors had to be taken into account.
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Judge Says Lawsuit Over Chevy Cruze Diesel’s Emissions Cheating Will Proceed 17
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, diesel, GM, Reports on 02 17th, 2017


Part of a lawsuit alleging that Chevrolet cheated emissions testing for the Cruze Diesel will go ahead.
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2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Becomes Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid/EV In The US 13
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, diesel, EPA, GM, Reports on 02 13th, 2017


Chevrolet is announcing that their 2017 Cruze Sedan is officially good for an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg (4.52 l/100 km).
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GM Says It Sold A Lot Of All-New Models In 2016, And Somehow, That’s Bad News 11
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu, GM, Reports on 02 11th, 2017


While redesigned models such as the 2016 Malibu had their best year since 1980 in terms of sales, GM still registered an "unfavorable" product mix due to strong sales. Yes, really.
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Chevrolet Introduces Redline Special Editions For Nine Of Its Models 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Trax, Chicago Auto Show, Reports on 02 9th, 2017


Mere hours after Nissan introduced its Midnight Edition package to six models, Chevrolet has announced that it will introduce the Redline special edition series to no less than nine of its models.
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Turns Out Trump Was Right About Mexican-Made Chevy Cruze Cars Sold In USA 23
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, GM, Mexico, Reports on 01 23rd, 2017


After President Trump slammed GM for building US-bound cars in Mexico a few weeks back, the automaker was quick to deny such accusations.
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Second-Gen Chevy Cruze Finally Looks Like A Credible Corolla Rival 20
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Videos, reviews, video on 11 20th, 2016


Until recently, most buyers of four-door non-premium compact cars in the US had the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic high in their shopping lists, and the rest followed.
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GM To Lay Off Over 2,000 Workers And Reduce Small Car Production 10
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Cadillac, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Cruze, GM, Reports on 11 10th, 2016


General Motors will lay off over 2,000 workers in January as it slows down small car production.
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