You have your choice of four trim levels with the sedan and two trim levels with the hatchback. All models are powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Except for the top trim levels, a six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic transmission is available.
Models equipped with the automatic transmission get better fuel economy, making an EPA-rated 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Manual transmission-equipped Cruzes are rated at 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.
Technology savvy customers will be drawn to the Chevrolet Cruze as this model offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system is available and you can opt for Wi-Fi, turning your Cruze into a hotspot. Available safety features include rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, and forward collision alert.
You can go with the standard manual gearbox or upgrade to a six-speed automatic transmission. Upgrades at this level include automatic headlamps, a floor console with a sliding armrest, and a six-speaker audio system.