Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

About Chevrolet Cruze

Now in its second generation, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a popular, fuel-efficient compact available as a 4-door sedan or a sporty and versatile 5-door hatchback. The standard engine is a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder making 153 horsepower. Although a 6-speed manual transmission is standard, its best fuel economy is achieved with the more popular 6-speed automatic. The EPA rates that combination at 30-mpg city and 40-mpg highway. But the Cruze also offers the only diesel engine in its class. With the manual transmission, the 137-horsepower Cruze diesel sedan leads its segment with a 52-mpg highway rating. Although that number drops to 47 mpg with the optional 9-speed automatic, it’s still ahead of the Honda Civic, Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2018?
2018 Chevrolet Cruze

Last year the Chevy Cruze got a bump in available technology as well as addition of the hatchback body style and the optional diesel engine in the sedan. This year Chevy offers the Cruze hatchback diesel for the first time and adds a new available color, Satin Steel Gray Metallic.

  • Expert Rating: 8.6
  • Consumers Rating: 10
  • MPG 27|40
2017 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2017?
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

There's the hatchback, of course, with cool styling and extra cargo space. There's also a new available diesel engine with up to 52 mpg on the highway. Other changes include an additional charge-only USB port for LT and Premiere models, and Teen Driver allows parents to monitor their kids' driving habits.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2016?
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

All-new for 2016, the Chevrolet Cruze sedan is slightly larger yet lighter and more efficient, featuring a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, plus terrific tech and safety features. This new Cruze should not be confused with the 2016 Cruze Limited, a carryover model that has since ceased production.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2015?
2015 Chevrolet Cruze

For 2015, Chevrolet updates its compact 4-door Cruze sedan with new exterior styling and some minor interior upgrades. Siri Eyes-Free and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot are new options this year.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2014?
2014 Chevrolet Cruze

The big news for 2014 Cruze models is the availability of a turbodiesel engine. This is the powerplant of choice in about 40 percent of European Cruze models because of its fuel economy (40-plus mpg) and power output. Plus, we named it to our list of the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 for 2014.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2013?
2013 Chevrolet Cruze

For 2013, Chevy’s Cruze receives a number of electronic and safety upgrades, including the availability of the MyLink infotainment system and two new color touch-screen radios, one of which features navigation. Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also made available.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze sees a two-mpg increase in the highway fuel economy on models equipped with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. A 6-speed manual is now standard on LT trims, while the Connectivity Plus Cruise package is made standard on 1LT and Eco trims. LTZ trims gain keyless entry and start as well as fog lamps.


2011 Chevrolet Cruze
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

With an available turbocharged engine, 36 mpg highway fuel economy, more overall interior room than the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla and design that sets it apart from the rest, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a formidable entry in the compact segment.

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Consumer Reviews

Love this car so far.

By on Monday, April 10, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "gas mileage, safety features, comfort, ride."

Cons: "start/stop motor, got to get used to that."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"was looking at chevrolet malibu but drove the cruze and liked the ride,the seats were great and im a big guy, good headroom, leg room. Great gas mileage about 35 in town 42 on the highway. plus 24 months of onstar,wifi,and sirius/xm radio. very happy with the car."

44 people out of 50 found this review helpful

Really suprised by this car

By on Thursday, April 27, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,786

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Tech, Sound system, feul economy, ergonomics."

Cons: "Auto-Stop is a bit annoying, rear head room is lim"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I actually went to buy a Honda Civic, and the Dealer had his other dealership send over a 2016 leftover Cruze Premier. After driving both it was clear that the Chevy was the better buy. I have not regretted the move, wonderful car."

32 people out of 39 found this review helpful

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