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Chevrolet Cruze:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Chevrolet Cruze side view
Chevrolet Cruze angular front perspective
Chevrolet Cruze angular rear perspective

Overview of the Chevrolet Cruze

Learn about the Chevrolet Cruze

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.

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

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags10

Specifications of the Chevrolet Cruze

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeDiesel or Gas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption7.2 - 8.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption4.2 - 5.5 L/100km
  • Width1796 mm
  • Length4597 mm
  • Trunk space425 L
  • Cargo space425 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 variant of the Chevrolet Cruze 2011 - 2014 is available in 9 trims:

1LS trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Cruze

Dimensions of the Chevrolet Cruze

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20141476 mm1796 mm4597 mm
20131476 mm1796 mm4597 mm
20121476 mm1796 mm4597 mm
20111476 mm1796 mm4597 mm