Looking for a fun and practical compact? The Chevy Cruze may be right up your alley. With its impressive fuel economy, spacious interior and comfortable performance, the Chevy Cruze is one of the best commuter vehicles on the market today. This model year, Chevy introduced a brand new hatchback Cruze with a turbodiesel engine that provided superior cargo space and an even better fuel economy. For 2019, drivers can expect a few other surprises to come including a new look. Available later this fall, interested buyers will be faced with a choice: the 2018 or 2019 Chevy Cruze.
The 2018 Chevy Cruze offers performance specs that, while may not seem impressive to some, provide the Cruze with ample power. The 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine provides 153 horsepower for satisfying acceleration. While a manual transmission comes standard, a six-speed automatic transmission is available. Getting 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, you can’t ask for much more when it comes to fuel economy. The turbodiesel Cruze offers even better fuel economy ratings: 31 mpg City/52 mpg Highway. The 2019 Chevy Cruze will offer similar options and specs.
The 2018 Chevy Cruze comes with a great number of features including a 7-inch touchscreen infortainment system. The infotainment system features smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and four-speaker audio, along with a rearview camera. Optional features include an upgraded infotainment system, sunroof, and a bunch of driver assistance features. In 2019, Cruze drivers can expect a few additional features like new standard safety tech such as automatic braking, a new bumper and grille, as well as new LED accent lighting on higher-level trims. But like the 2018 Chevy Cruze, the 2019 Cruze will offers the same spacious interior that’s great for drivers and passengers alike. Offering up to 14.8 cubic feet in the sedan and up to 47.2 cubic feet in the hatchback, there’s plenty of room for all your gear and groceries too.
If you are interested in purchasing a new Chevy Cruze but aren’t sure which is the right model for you, take this quiz to help you decide.