For our latest unboxing review we have for you the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedan, without a doubt one of the nicest rental cars that’ll soon be hitting Avis, Budget and Enterprise lots very soon. Or, alternatively, you could simply buy or lease one, and it’ll be a very smart choice. Our Cruze sedan sampler is the LT trim, meaning it’s just one level below the top level Premier. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, with power going to the front wheels only. For the record, next year in 2018 Chevrolet will begin offering a 1.6-liter turbo diesel paired to either a new 9-speed automatic or (yes, really!) a six-speed manual.

As you may have already noticed, we previously did a review of the also new Cruze hatchback, which is essentially the same as the sedan with the exception being the body style. Question is whether or not you should opt for the sedan or hatch? Personally, we prefer the hatch because of the increase cargo space, but we still totally get why others prefer a conventional sedan. That’s why Chevy offers the Cruze in two flavors. And compared to the first generation Cruze, this second-gen model is much improved and everything looks and feels more premium, from the 7-inch touchscreen to the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Enjoy the review!

Introduction: 0:15
Interior: 2:05
Rear seat space: 3:15
Infotainment: 5:10
Safety: 6:00
From the driver’s seat: 7:00
Trims: 7:25
Standard connectivity: 8:05
Trunk space: 8:30
Engine and transmission: 9:15
Engine start up: 9:50
Performance and fuel economy: 10:05
Exterior: 10:45
Pricing: 11:25
What’s the competition?: 12:10
What do I like?: 12:40
Don’t like: 13:20
Conclusion: 14:20

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