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Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
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$17,995
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7.4
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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
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2020 Kia Optima
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 38 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
14.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
153 hp @ 5600 rpm
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr
Electric Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
37 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
15" x TBD
16" x TBD
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x TBD
16" x TBD
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
195/65R15
P205/65R16
P205/65HR16
Rear Tire
195/65R15
P205/65R16
P205/65HR16
Spare Tire
N/A
T125/80R16
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
32 MPG
29 MPG
City
28 MPG
29 MPG
25 MPG
Highway
38 MPG
36 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 Tons/yr
5.5 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
15.8 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
383.6 miles
458.2 miles
462.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.6 miles
568.8 miles
647.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
183.7 in
194.2 in
191.1 in
Height
57.4 in
57.9 in
57.7 in
Max Width
70.5 in
73 in
73.2 in
Front Width
60.1 in
62.6 in
63.5 in
Rear Width
61.1 in
62.5 in
63.8 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
111.4 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
5.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.5 in
45.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
39.1 in
39.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
58.5 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.2 in
54.1 in
56 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.1 in
38.1 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.3 in
37.5 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.2 in
57.1 in
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.9 in
53.4 in
56 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
N/A
3,126 lbs
3,230 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
14.8 ft³
15.7 ft³
15.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
Snow White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Jet Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Dark Atmosphere/ Medium Ash Gray, Premium cloth seat trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note
N/A