Chevrolet has historically done well for large family sedans, large trucks and large muscle cars. But not for small cars. But that changed with the presence of a compact Chevrolet Cruze sedan, an upscale first-class upgrade that meets world-class competitions directly.
The 2018 chevrolet Cruze handling is precise and sharp, and the fuel savings are quite high. There is even a diesel version that can make Volkswagen Jetta users something to think about. With some really impressive competitors, that does not mean the Cruze is a class leader, but its well-rounded nature shows that Chevrolet can now do “small” as well as “big”.
The 2018 chevrolet Cruze is a compact sedan or hatchback. The sedan sold in L, LS, LT and Premier trim levels, while the hatchback comes in LT and Premier only.
The 2018 chevrolet Cruze is front-wheel-drive and comes standard with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the L, LS and LT trims. A six-speed automatic is optional for the LS and LT, but standard on the Premier. The automatic transmission also comes with an automatic engine stop-start feature.
In track testing, the 2018 chevrolet Cruze LT with a manual transmission hit 60 mph in 8.8-second. EPA fuel economy for the 2018 chevrolet Cruze sedan at 32 mpg combined (27 city/40 highway) with the manual, (33/29/40) with the automatic and (33/29/39) in automatic-only Premier trim. Hatchback versions are expected to achieve 1 to 2 mpg less across the board.
Optional for the LT sedan and hatchback is the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. It produce 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. EPA rated at 37 mpg combined (30 city/52 highway) with the six-speed manual and 37 mpg combined (31 city/47 highway) with a nine-speed automatic.