2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Pros: Rear-seat leg room; projected 40-mpg fuel economy

Cons: Still no sport model

CG Says: The Chevrolet Cruze is redesigned for 2016. The new Cruze is larger with more rear passenger room than the previous model—yet is up to 250 pounds lighter. The only engine is a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that develops 153 horsepower and has engine stop/start. The 1.8-liter engine has been dropped, while the turbodiesel is expected to return for the 2017 model year. Also expected for 2017 is a new 4-door hatchback bodystyle. Wireless cell-phone charging is a newly available feature. The first-generation Cruze continues as the 2016 Cruze Limited. It is unchanged except for the deletion of the diesel model.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacturer USA
Base Prices Cruze L $16,620
Cruze LS $18,120
Cruze LT $21,120
Cruze Premier $23,120
Cruze Limited L: $16,120
Cruze Limited LS: $17,845
Cruze Limited 1LT: $19,165
Cruze Limited 2LT: $23,370
Cruze Limited Eco: $20,195

Base Engine
Turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder (Cruze)
Horsepower
153
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
29-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
40-42

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder (Cruze Limited)
Horsepower
138
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35-36

Optional Engine
Turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder (Cruze Limited)
Horsepower
138
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
26-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
38-42

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited