Carried over for 2013 with minimal changes, the Chevrolet Cruze is available with two different engines: a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine (138 hp/125 lb-ft of torque) or an optional 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (138 hp/148 lb-ft of torque). FWD can be paired with a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission, enabling the Cruze to achieve an EPA estimated range of 25 mpg city to 42 mpg highway. Features include Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth wireless technology, USB port, navigation system, Pioneer premium audio, and an available RS appearance package. Safety is comprised of 10 standard airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), StabiliTrak, traction control system (TCS), rear cross traffic alert, and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The Cruze is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Chevrolet has enhanced the Cruze with new interior options, including an infotainment system that's standard on all but the base LS model. This system includes Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora compatibility and voice recognition among other features. Also new for 2013 is an available 7-inch color touchscreen that houses the optional navigation system. An enhanced safety package is also new this year, featuring sensors in the rear of the car to warn the driver of obstacles behind the car or in the blind spots.
Attractive, edgy styling; competent, well-handling chassis; efficient turbocharged power; quality interior materials; quiet cabin
The compact sedan segment is a crowded one, and Chevrolet is strengthening its game with the 2013 Cruze. Cabin noise is mostly absent, thanks to triple-seal doors, a laminated windshield and hydraulic engine mounts. And with an available 138-hp turbocharged engine with direct injection, it's possible to achieve excellent fuel economy with a sporty feel. Riding on a proven global platform, the Cruze takes the fight directly to the competition-- the Honda Civic, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra.