2017 Chevrolet Cruze Review
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze truly is a sight to behold. The second generation of Chevrolet Cruze is in its second year of sales and is making a big hit with the consumers. The shape of the vehicle’s body is new. This hatchback is ready to compete with other cars of its type like the Kia Forte5, Ford Focus Hatchback, Hyundai Elantra Gt and Volkswagen Golf. You can definitely notice that the cargo space has been increased and the European styling has added more to the design of an already liked car. Let’s take a closer look at the car.
This newer 2017 Chevrolet Cruze model is bigger than its first generation but still compact enough to easily park and move across parking lots. The hatchback version really does take the design to a whole new level. Starting from the front, the grille has the same look as the sedan. The nose is beaked with quite a large lower grille. The front fenders are sharply creased and the shapely hood flowing onto them sends a very striking bodyline rearward. The said line happens to run through the door handles and then into the taillights in the rear. It ends below the rear’s slanted glass. The lower section has a deep scallop. The spoiler is also very prominent.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback’s interior is almost the same as any other sedan, except for the expanded 18.5 cubic feet cargo space (47.2 cubic feet when rear seats are folded). The dashboard has a seven-inch screen that runs the MyLink software. A TFT display provides drivers with vehicle information and a digital speedometer. The headroom has gotten a bit tighter because the roof height has come down about an inch. However, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is available as a compact sedan or hatchback. The sedan comes in four trims: L, LS, LT and Premier. The hatchback is available only in two trims: LT and Premier. Standard features of L include automatic headlights, height adjustable driver seat, split folding rear seats. It also comes with a four-speaker audio system with USB port, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, and WiFi hotspot, MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration and rear view camera.
The LS adds a front center armrest and automatic transmission. LT adds LED day running lights, heated mirrors, cruise control, rear armrest, audio controls in te steering wheel and a six-speaker audio system. The Hatchback model also includes cargo cover and rear spoiler.
Optional features include keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, power adjustable driver seat and remote engine start. The Premier adds chrome exterior accents, interior lighting, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, illuminating vanity mirrors and height adjustable front passenger seat. Safety features are also available as optional.
Specifics / Performance
|BASE PRICE||$16,975 (est.)|
|ENGINE||1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbo|
|TOP SPEED||125 mph|
|DISPLACEMENT||1.4 L, 85 cu in, 1399 cc|
|0-60 MPH||7.6 sec.|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Mid 2016|