2017 Chevrolet Cruze – If you’re shopping for a compact sedan with solid credentials and fuel-efficient engines, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze should be one of your options. And while it may lack the dominance in its class, the Cruze still manages to offer features and technologies of equal footing as some of its class leaders. Some of its selling points include a spacious trunk, two fuel-sipping engines, secure handling, and an upscale interior appointment. Its date of release according to various online sources should be expected mid-next year.
The Cruze is among the most talented vehicles its segment has ever gotten close to. Ever since its debut five years ago, this sharply designed sedan has risen to become a formidable rival to some of the best and well-reputed sedans in the market – the Civic and Corolla brands. Although it isn’t one of our best picks for this year, it is undoubtedly in good standing.
One of the strongest and most defining aspect of the Cruze is its high-fuel economy ratings. With this ratings alone, the Cruze will definitely give both the Corolla and Civic a run for their money. The turbocharged gasoline engine provides a combined fuel economy ratings in the low of 30 miles per gallon. Additionally, the Cruze provides a rarity in this segment – a diesel powered engine.
As of this writing, the only carmaker that offers this type of powerplant is Volkswagen. With the diesel powerplant, the Cruze effortlessly manages to offer a brisk acceleration and high fuel-economy ratings of as much as 33 mpg/combined.
Scouring through some of its flipsides yields nothing much to talk about. However, taller and larger passengers will notice the seating configuration works against them. There is also the reluctant downshift.
If you cannot live with that, the segment offers several alternatives that offer better cargo volume and standard features. They include the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2017 Honda Civic, 2017 Kia Forte and the 2017 Ford Focus. Nevertheless, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is a good option if you are looking for a fuel-efficient and well-rounded compact sedan.
Available Trims & Chevrolet Cruze
The 2017 Cruze is offered in a walloping six variants: Diesel, Eco, LTZ, LT, LS, and L. There is still no news of the SS but we are following closely its developments.
Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
The standard features includes air-conditioning,16-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, a USB port, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, height-adjustable front seats, and a CD player.
The Technology package optionally available comes packed with smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 7” touchscreen display, voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, heated mirrors, Chevrolet’s MyLink interface, and a six-way driver power seats.
Cruze’s Eco trim offers low-rolling resistance tires, lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, a smaller fuel tank, dual-illuminated visor mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension, heated front seats, leather upholstery, four-wheel disc brakes, and a rearview camera.
Opting for the LTZ gets you 18” alloy wheels, premium interior trim, keyless ignition and entry, and automatic climate control. The Diesel trim further adds low-resistance tires, aero-dynamic enhancements, and different wheel design.
Stand-alone features and RS Appearance package bundle a rear spoiler, restyled front and rear fascias, rear-cross traffic alert, foglights, sporty side moldings, an upgraded instrument panel, a nine-speaker premium sound system, rear park assist, and a navigation system.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Engine Specifications
Under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze are three engines: a 1.8L four cylinder engine, a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, and a 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The latter generates 138 horsepower and 148 lbs. ft. of torque. The 1.8L and 2.0L generate 138 hp and 125 pounds of torque, and 151 hp and 264 pounds of torque respectively.
A six-speed manual transmission system is standard, while the six-speed auto is optional for the LS, Eco, and LT trims.
EPA projects the fuel economy for the base engine to be 22/35/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with a manual transmission. The Diesel powerplant gets good numbers projected to be around 27/46/33 mpg.
A 0-60 mph run with the base engine clocks lackluster 9.2 seconds with an automatic transmission.
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 183.7 in
Width: 70.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3084 lbs
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.0 sec
MPG: 27/46 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Date Of Release & Price
Its date of release according to various online sources should be expected mid-next year. As for the price, the Cruze Diesel will cost you base price of $25,660, and 16,170 USD for the Cruze Sedan.
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