Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Premier
Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet Cruze sedan

Pros: Roomy front-row accommodations; quiet cabin; comfortable and refined ride; availability of economical diesel engine

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

CG Says: The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has revised front styling and new taillights. A 7-inch touchscreen is now standard and the 6-speed manual transmission is no longer available. Cruze is a compact car that is sold in sedan and 4-door hatchback body styles. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that develops 153 horsepower and has engine stop/start. Also available is a thrifty 137-hp turbodiesel 1.6-liter four-cylinder with an EPA-estimated highway mileage of up to 48 mpg. The gasoline engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel is mated to a 9-speed automatic. Available features include forward collision warning, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, keyless access and starting, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, wireless cell-phone charging, and automatic high-beam headlights. The 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 (gasoline engine) 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 Manufacture USA
Base Prices L sedan: $18,870
LS sedan: $19,995
LS hatchback: $20,495
LT sedan: $22,595
LT hatchback: $22,995
Premier sedan: $24,395
Premier hatchback: $24,895
Diesel sedan: $26,495
Diesel hatchback: $26,995

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Chevrolet Cruze RS hatchback
2019 Chevrolet Cruze RS hatchback
Chevrolet Cruze hatchback
2019 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - 4

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