Although the Chevrolet Cruze is in the highly competitive class of compact cars, it has done commendably well to fit in. It is competing with the likes of the Honda Civic Sport and the hypnotic VW Golf. It sits pretty with massive muscles on the interior and competitive technology inside.
The Cruze with the base powertrain rides on an ecstatic 153-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is optional and has proven to be an amiable accelerator.
If you choose the diesel option, you will take home the turbocharged four-cylinder engine that rides on a nine-speed automatic gearbox. In comparison, the diesel engine is more puffy, louder, rowdy, and on the overall rougher than the gasoline-powered cousin.
Both the sedan and hatchback Cruze have several identical elements, especially inside the cabin. However, the hatchback gives its rear occupants a higher, flat roof that comes with about a half-inch more of headroom.
The trim level will ultimately determine what you get in terms of upholstery. However, even the base models have nice sets of comfortable clothing. The upscale Premier trim guarantees you a standard power-adjustable driver’s seat.
You will also love the restyled front grille and the revised taillights. A 7-inch touch screen is also standard. A good package of driver assistance and safety options are also available across various trims.
We are talking of forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning as well as automated emergency braking. The top Premier trim also gets Chevy’s Driver Confidence II package. This is a nicely updated vehicle that is able to take on some epic competitors in a heroic way.
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