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2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
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$21,320
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7.9
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.8-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 38 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.2 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.8-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
153 hp @ 5600 rpm
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
35.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x TBD
15" x 6"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x TBD
15" x 6"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Compound Crank
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
205/55R16
P195/65HR15
Rear Tire
205/55R16
P195/65HR15
Spare Tire
T115/70R16
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
29 MPG
City
27 MPG
25 MPG
Highway
38 MPG
34 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
369.9 miles
330 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.6 miles
448.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.3 in
167.6 in
Height
57.7 in
58.2 in
Max Width
70.5 in
70.8 in
Front Width
N/A
61 in
Rear Width
N/A
59.8 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.1 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.3 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.2 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.9 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
N/A
2,963 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
22.7 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.2 ft³
53.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Atmosphere/Medium Atmosphere, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Jet Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Beige, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Optional
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Start
Optional
Not Available
Navigation from Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
2 Visits
N/A
Maintenance
2 Years / 24,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A