American Cars Under $25,000

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Chevrolet Cruze
Price: Starting at $16,620
The redesigned Chevrolet Cruze sedan goes on sale in early 2016 and the 2017 Cruze Hatchback — which debuted at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in January — should join the lineup in fall 2016. The 2016 Cruze is larger and lighter than the previous model, built on a more rigid architecture that helps improve driving dynamics as well as efficiency and safety. The new standard turbocharged 153-horsepower 1.4-liter direct-injection engine is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed automatic and is expected to achieve 40 mpg highway, with start-stop technology improving efficiency in stop-and-go driving. Next-generation Chevrolet MyLink with smartphone integration includes compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with a standard 7-inch-diagonal screen and available 8-inch-diagonal screen. Available advanced safety features include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert. Cruze is sold in more than 40 countries and is Chevrolet’s best-selling model around the world with more than 3.5 million sold since it went on sale in 2008.

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