Already unveiled this year, the Chevrolet Cruze second generation only surprise was the price. Until now. The GM subsidiary decided to price the second generation Chevrolet Cruze at $17,495 when it goes on sale next spring.
The Cruze’s base price is almost $2,000 less than the 2016 Honda Civic LX ($19,475. Cruze LS with an automatic transmission starts at $19,995.
The standard model comes with Chevrolet MyLink radio with a 7-inch-diagonal screen, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility – subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates as well as a compatible smartphone. OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot and a standard rear-vision camera are also available.
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is offered in L, LS, LT and Premier models. An all-new, direct-injected 1.4L turbo engine generates a General Motors-estimated 153 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard. In this configuration, GM-estimated highway fuel economy is just 40 mpg.
Depending on the model, a range of active safety features is available, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.