Facts about Chevrolet Cruze Car. The Chevrolet Cruze is a subcompact car by Chevy, though larger than the tiny Chevy Sonic and Spark.
History about Chevrolet Cruze Car
The Chevy Cruze Car first came out in 2011, replacing the Chevrolet Cobalt in the compact car lineup, which itself replaced the Chevrolet Cavalier. In 2013, the Chevrolet Cruze added features like a rearview camera as standard. In 2014, a diesel version of the Chevy Cruze Car came out. This was the first GM diesel in almost 30 years.
The Chevrolet Cruz was redesigned in 2015. This added the “L” line that has a minimum package.
The Chevrolet Cruze was designed in Korea and built in the United States.
The Chevy Cruze Car has several packages. The LS was the original base package. The LS trim level comes with air conditioning, Blue tooth connectivity, six speakers and ten air bags. The LT is the next level. The LT includes a rearview camera, the Chevy Mylink interface, voice control; at this trim level, you can pay extra for heated mirrors and a powered driver’s seat. The LTZ is the second best package; that package has a standard automatic transmission, whereas the lesser trim levels have standard six speed manual transmissions where you have to pay extra for an automatic. The LTZ package also comes with keyless ignition, heated mirrors, parking assistance, and automatic climate control The RS is the premium package. It adds fog lights and a better instrument panel. The L package has nothing but the basics, even skipping floor mats and putting in an inflator kit instead of a spare tire.
All versions of the Chevrolet Cruze Car have around 15 cubic feet of cargo space. All Chevy Cruze Car versions have front wheel drive, stability control and antilock breaks.
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with a Chevy branded infotainment system but is compatible with the Apple Siri Eyes system.
Performance of the Chevrolet Cruze Car
The Chevy Cruze is available with a 2.0 liter diesel engine which gets 46 miles per gallon on the highway; that engine generates 151 horsepower. (That engine is called the Cruze 2.0 TD.) The gas powered 1.4 liter 4 cylinder Eco engine gets around 42 miles per gallon. The basic engine in the Cruze gets 38 miles per gallon.
The Chevrolet Cruze received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) five star overall safety rating in 2015. IIHS gave it a good rating in 2014 in all areas except a marginal score in the small overlap frontal offset test.
JD Power and Associates rated the Chevrolet Cruze average on reliability in 2015.
Rivals of the Chevrolet Cruze Car
The major rivals to this car are the Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, and Kia Forte.
Trivia about Chevrolet Cruze Car
In 2012, there was a recall for the Chevy Cruze Car for problems with its air bags.
Volkswagen is the only other manufacturer to offer diesel cars in this car class.
The Chevy Cruze Car is also called the Holden Cruze.
There is a separate Chinese version of the Chevy Cruze Car, made in China and only sold there. That version has a 1.6 liter engine.
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