Chevy Cruze Named to US News’ 2019 List of Best Cars for Short People
Driving comfort is an essential component to evaluate when shopping for a car, and for drivers who are less tall than the average driver, driving comfort is more than just heated seats or plush upholstery.
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“For the vertically-challenged, features such as power-adjustable seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and adjustable pedals can help create a more comfortable and confidence-inspiring driving position,” according to U.S. News & World Report writer Bryan Siwik. “Another important consideration is outward visibility, and the limitations that a shorter height has on situational awareness while driving.”
One car that caters to shorter drivers is the 2019 Chevy Cruze, which just made U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 15 Best Cars for Short People for 2019.
“The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is a well-rounded compact car, and it’s also one of the least-expensive models in the segment. The Cruze’s appeal for short people lies in its low entry height and great forward visibility over a sloping hood,” Siwik writes.
In addition, the Cruze delivers a driving performance that’s great for in-town driving thanks to its tight maneuverability and easy steering, adds Siwik.
“The Cruze’s shift knob is on the far left side of the center console, as close to the driver as possible. Short people should have no problem reaching it,” according to Siwik.
The 2019 Chevy Cruze is available at five trim levels — L, LS, LT, Premier, and Diesel. Each trim is equipped with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which boasts a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen and seamless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard safety features include 10 air bags, a Tire Pressure Monitor, Rear Vision Camera, Daytime Running Lamps, and the Teen Driver system.
News Source: U.S. News & World Report