In the highly competitive small car segment, the candidates are likely to offer the sporty features as luxury features. The Chevrolet Cruze dollars this Convention, with a soft ride, reminiscent of an elegant sedan, an exceptionally quiet cabin and an addition to the standard infotainment features that luxury buyers might envy.
Dynamically, the handling of the sharpness of the Volkswagen Golf and the Mazda 3 is missing. Rather, the Cruze is not a affordable facsimile of a more expensive vehicle, a small car, so you—and anyone who wants to pampered and spoiled?
What’s New for 2017?
After a complete redesign for 2016, Chevrolet continues to add to the Cruze portfolio. A new hatchback model hits dealer lots in the fall of 2016, and a diesel sedan, followed in the spring of 2017. There are also minor technology updates, including a Teenage driver mode lets parents set limits on audio volume, set speed warnings, and a report card in your teen’s behavior is driving. Now you can also add a rear-seat USB port on certain models.
Trims and options We would Choose
The Cruze LT, with two steps of the base model is a compelling features at a very compelling price. The standard six-speed manual gearbox drains any joy from the driving experience, so that the six-speed automatic is well worth the extra cash ($680). We would opt for the $22,795 automatic tailgate, in an effort to make this little car as practical as possible. The Standard features of the Cruze LT hatchback, include:
• 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
• Cruise control
• Tire Pressure-Display
If it’s in the budget, consider the $850 comfort package, which include keyless entry, push button start and remote start, heated front seats and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.