I can't believe no one's talking about the Motor Trend comparison between the Cruze TD, Honda Civic Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. After all the blah, blah, blah...they rated the Cruze last because of it's lack of interior space. The winner was the Jetta TDI because of it's pricing (they tested it with no options at $23K compared to the Cruze at base price). Also intimated that the VW was better on fuel mileage and faster in acceleration. They mentioned that the Cruze exceded the EPA rating, but didn't say by how much...I wonder why?
Also, gave no credit for the Cruze's 100K mile drivetrain warranty or upgraded interior (leather vs vinyl) or far superior brakes.
Chevy and maybe all of GM rarely get good ratings on comparisons by Motor Trend. They also hit the Cruze hard on it's depreciation rating...duh, it's only been out for a few months, how can they rate it on depreciation...I bet there aren't ten used TD Cruzes on car lots nation wide...lol.
Anyway, read the biased article in the December Motor Trend.