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Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze side view

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Cruze

  • Available in sedan or hatchback
  • Turbo diesel engine optional
  • Large suite of tech systems
  • Gasoline engine lacks power
  • Diesel engine can be a costly option
  • Limited space in rear seats
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Chevrolet Cruze

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags10

Specifications of the Chevrolet Cruze

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption7.6 - 8.6 L/100km
  • Highway consumption4.5 - 6.2 L/100km
  • Width1791 mm
  • Length4666 mm
  • Trunk space394 - 419 L
  • Cargo space394 - 419 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Cruze

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Chevrolet Cruze 2016 - present is available in 4 trims:

L trim features and specs

Available with the L trim:
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the L trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
2 engines are available with the L trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 153 hp
City consumption:8.2 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.8 - 6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:707 - 728 km
1.4 L - 153 hp
City consumption:8.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:6 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:714 km

LS trim features and specs

Available with the LS trim:
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LS trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LS trim:
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
2 engines are available with the LS trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 153 hp
City consumption:7.8 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.6 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:707 - 762 km
1.4 L - 153 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 8.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.9 - 6 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:714 - 741 km

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LT trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LT trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
4 engines are available with the LT trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 153 hp
City consumption:7.8 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.6 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:707 - 762 km
1.4 L - 153 hp
City consumption:7.9 - 8.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.9 - 6 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:714 - 741 km
1.6 L - 137 hp
City consumption:7.6 - 7.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.5 - 5 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:799 - 828 km
1.6 L - Diesel - 137 hp
City consumption:7.6 - 7.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.5 - 5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:799 - 828 km

Premier trim features and specs

Available with the Premier trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
2 engines are available with the Premier trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 153 hp
City consumption:7.8 - 8.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.6 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:710 - 762 km
1.4 L - 153 hp
City consumption:8.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:720 km

Overview of the Chevrolet Cruze

Learn about the Chevrolet Cruze

Summary

With a sporty exterior and several trim levels to choose from, the Chevrolet Cruze has something for everyone. It is available as a sedan or a hatchback, which makes it easy to find a model suited to your lifestyle. Though some drivers complain that the engine lacks power, there is a turbocharged option available. Those who want more can upgrade to the 1.6 L turbo diesel engine. Though it is slightly pricier, this turbo engine delivers 137 horsepower and excellent fuel economy. When well maintained, you can expect your Chevrolet Cruze to be as reliable as it is fun to drive.

Safety

The Chevrolet Cruze has one of the best safety ratings in its class. The National Highway Safety Administration gave it the highest possible overall safety score. Drivers agree that the many safety features help them feel secure when on the road. Models since 2017 come with an impressive number of options, including:

  • Driver, passenger front and side airbags, as well as rear head airbags
  • Park assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alerts to ensure you are always aware of any obstacles around you
  • Electronic stability control, traction control and four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) to prevent skidding

A Teen Driver package is also available on most 2017 and 2018 models, offering features like lane change alert and blind spot monitoring. Activating this feature also mutes the audio until all occupants have secured their seat belts. An in-car reporting system tells parents how their teens are performing and identifies areas of improvement. 

Interior

Both the hatchback and sedan feature seating for five, with the option to upgrade to heated seats in both the front and rear. On later models, ambient lighting, optional sunroof and an elegantly laid out dashboard add a luxurious feel to the Cruze. 

Technology

Upper trim levels give drivers a wide range of high-tech features, including:

  • Customizable 7-inch display
  • Apple and Android integration
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB ports
  • Navigation
  • Wi-Fi available in later models

Space

Overall space on the 2019 varies depending on the trim and body style you choose. Sedan drivers get 14.8 cubic feet of space in the truck, which is above average for vehicles in is class. Those who opt for the hatchback get a bit more space at 22.7 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 47.2 cubic feet when they are folded down. 

While older models don’t have a lot of legroom in the back, those who frequently have rear passengers can opt for a newer model. Chevrolet Cruzes produced after 2016 offer two more inches of knee space than earlier years. 

Comfort

Drivers love how comfortable they feel behind the wheel of the Cruze. Even its base level on the 2019 comes with supportive soft-touch cloth seats. Upgrading to upper trim levels gives you leatherette upholstery, a heated steering wheel and a power-adjustable driver’s seat, making it worth the investment for those who spend a lot of time on the road. 

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Cruze

Since 2011, buyers could upgrade to the 1LT trim level to get a turbocharged engine. The turbo engine was made standard in 2018.

All-wheel drive is not available. Instead, all model years and trim levels come with front-wheel drive, which helps to improve fuel economy and increases vehicle performance on wet roads.

A power sunroof is part of a Sun and Sound package available for the LT, LTZ, Diesel and Premier trim levels from 2011 until 2019.

While it is not a hybrid, the Chevrolet Cruze diesel edition can deliver 4.9 L/100 km on the highway. The Cruze Hatchback Diesel offers 5.2 L/100 km, the most of any non-hybrid compact car on the market.

The Chevrolet Cruze is considered a compact car. Drivers who want more interior space can opt for the hatchback, which offers 47.2 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.