February 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm #38369
The following comes to us from Tom:
I’m really curious about a diesel Cruze.
I have a 1999 Tahoe PPV that’s my 208K road warrior, a 2008 DTS and a 1996 Impala SS garage queen.
My interest in the diesel Cruze is the torque and the possibility to spend less than $100 a week on gas.
My question to Alex and Manoli is about the seats. You guys have both spent a lot of time in a Cruze. What are the seats like? Can you sit in them comfortably for 13 hours?
February 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm #41082
Tom — having personally driven the Cruze for a year, I can’t say that I found anything wrong with the seats. My Cruze was the 2LT, which had leather-upholstered seating — and I had no complaints. They weren’t in any way too thin, or uncomfortable.
That said, the longest I spent in the car was 3 hours (or so)… so 13 hours might have revealed other findings.
Now, a bigger concern on long road trips — as far as comfort goes — might be the Cruze’s center armrest. It doesn’t adjust upward, making it rather useless on long trips. By comparison, the 2013 VW Jetta — it saddens me to say — has an armrest that’s leaps and bounds better than that of the Cruze: it slides and locks (usably) forward, and it adjusts upward (or downward) — making long trips a breeze.
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