The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
is an all-new front-wheel drive compact sedan that comes in four trim levels, including the fuel saving Eco. Powered by either a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine or a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine paired to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, the Cruze is 70.7 inches wide and 181 inches long, with a height of 51.8 inches and wheelbase that is 105 inches.
Boasting an elegant interior and modern styling, the Chevy Cruze is most notable for its good fuel economy in the 26 mpg / 36 mpg highway range. An eco-friendly configuration of the Cruze sports aerodynamic modifications, including a six speed manual transmission, a .4 inch lowered body, and lower grille shutters. Standard system equipment includes ten air bags, which help the Cruze achieve top safety scores.
New for 2011
For 2011, the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan replaces the Cobalt in Chevy's lineup. With MacPherson strut/coil spring front suspension and z-link torsion beam rear, the Chevy Cruze is notable for its driving dynamics and secure handling. The optional turbocharged four engine is all new as well. The Cruze is designed to enhance Chevy's car reputation, with an upscale interior that is a step up from the Malibu.
Engines: 1.8L I-4, 1.4L turbocharged I-4
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Body Style: Sedan
Trims: LS Sedan, LT Sedan, LTZ Sedan, Eco Sedan
On the Outside
Sporting an arched roofline and a relatively long wheelbase with short front and rear overhangs, the Chevy Cruze looks more expensive than it is.
From the Inside
The Chevy Cruze LTZ features two-tone interior and heated leather seats. Optional are Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, XM satellite radio, OnStar, a navigation system and a nine-speaker Pioneer audio system.
The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze exhibits sound driving dynamics and athletic handling provide a controlled, comfortable ride. It's also a little peppier than most compacts in its class.
Among the Chevy Cruze's standard safety equipment are a class-leading 10 airbags, including front, side curtain bags, front and rear outboard seat airbags, and knee bags. Also, standard is StabiliTrak with rollover sensing, traction control and anti-lock brakes.
LS, LT, LTZ (1.8L): 22 mpg city/35 mpg highway (automatic)
LS, LT, LTZ (1.4L): 24 mpg city/36 mpg highway (automatic)
- Modern styling
- Upscale interior
- Good fuel economy
- Secure driving dynamics
- Noise in the ECO trim
- Ride harshness in the LTZ
All new on the compact car scene with good fuel economy and peppy performance
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