2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedan

Pros: Roomy front-row accommodations; quiet cabin; comfortable and refined ride

Cons: Limited rear-seat space; disappointing real-world fuel economy

CG Says: Chevrolet Cruze gains a new hatchback bodystyle for 2017. Otherwise, Cruze is relatively unchanged after its redesign last year. A new Teen Driver feature monitors driving habits. LT and Premier trims gain a charge-only USB port in the rear of the center console. Cruze is larger with more rear passenger room than the previous generation—yet is up to 250 pounds lighter. Initially, the only engine is a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that develops 153 horsepower and has engine stop/start. A turbodiesel is slated to return during the 2017 model year. The new Cruze earns praise for being especially refined and comfortable. Though not sporty in any way, Cruze rewards drivers and passengers with a smooth ride, quiet cabin, and plenty of interior room. Sadly, we got nowhere near the fuel economy Cruze’s EPA estimates suggest we should have. A shame, as this is otherwise a very compelling compact offering.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacturer USA
Base Prices L sedan: $16,975
LS sedan: $18,525
LT sedan: $21,150
LT hatchback: $21,240
Premier sedan: $23,475
Premier hatchback: $23,975

Base Engine
Turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
153
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
28-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37-40

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedan
The 2017 Cruze Hatch offers the design, engineering and technolo
2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback