Current-generation compact sedan has few, easily detectable issues
Final generation of Cruze saw some easily evident issues that were corrected in later production.
Owners report few major faults – most common issues can be quickly diagnosed on a test drive.
Relatively few, easily detectable issues
Infrequent but well-documented powertrain issues call for extra scrutiny.
Shop 2016 and newer for maximum peace of mind
Seats require careful inspection
Go with the hybrid
Largely satisfied owners say Cadenza is comfy and reliable
Check recalls and software updates then buy confidently
Repeat shoppers say a newer model makes a solid upgrade.
Encore is a crowd-pleaser, but shop carefully.
Info on later-model Jeep Wranglers with Pentastar power.
Few, minor issues reported in final generation of Lexus’ sporty mid-size sedan.
A solid bet, and a great drive, too.