2018 Chevrolet Cruze Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $17,850 | Price Yours
Above Average: Comfort, highway ride, infotainment system
Below Average: Handling, performance
Consensus: Not best at anything but good at everything
A Quiet and Comfortable Compact Car
The Cruze is the best compact car Chevrolet has ever offered, and a solid contender in a highly competitive class. The second-generation Chevrolet Cruze is larger, lighter and more fuel-efficient, and is also available as a hatchback. The recently restyled model has attractive new looks, well appointed interiors and advanced connectivity options.
From our 2018 Chevy Cruze full review: "Smooth, quiet and comfortable, the 2018 Chevy Cruze is satisfying to drive around town and it feels substantial on the highway with a composed ride and a confident locked-in quality. It's refreshing to find a compact sedan that's actually a really good highway cruiser."
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The Cruze is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and offers 4G LTE connectivity and wireless phone charging. Higher trim levels come with two years of in-car Wi-Fi service, satellite radio, OnStar and routine maintenance. A 7-inch touchscreen comes standard, and an 8-inch screen is available.
The Chevy Cruze was one of four compact hatchbacks in which we traversed 350 miles of highways, mountain roads and city streets in and around Santa Barbara, California as part of our Compact Hatchback Comparison.
Both the Cruze sedan and the 5-door hatchback are available with a diesel engine. While there isn't a hybrid option for the Cruze, the diesel offers fuel economy as good as 37 combined mpg.
Build and Price
The 2018 Chevy Cruze L starts at nearly $18,000 with delivery charges and is about $30,000 for a fully loaded LT Diesel model. But those are sticker prices, and you should expect to pay less. Build and price your own 2018 Chevy Cruze to unlock this week's Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
Other Compact Cars
If you're looking for quiet, comfortable and relaxed, the Chevy Cruze will be tough to beat. But check out our Compact Car Buyer's Guide before making any long-term decisions.
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