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5 cars for a road trip to Grandma's house

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Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Cruze © General Motors
  • Safety rating: Five stars
  • MSRP: $17,520
  • Type: Compact
  • Fuel economy:
    • City - 25 mpg
    • Highway - 36 mpg

Chevy touts the Cruze as spacious, safe and fuel efficient. In terms of space and legroom, it's fairly average for a compact, Edmunds says. But its 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space is well above average for the segment.

Anti-lock brakes, stability control and 10 air bags are standard safety items. But this vehicle also comes with automatic crash notification via OnStar in addition to on-demand roadside assistance.

There are five model levels available in the Cruze, including the LS, LT, LTZ, Eco and Diesel. The LS gets its kick from a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. That engine puts out 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. With the six-speed manual transmission, the vehicle gets 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

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