The new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze combines style, content, and fuel economy with affordability with the result being a small sedan that is desirable and comfortable at the same time. Other highlights for 2017 include a well-trimmed cabin, plenty of technologies and premium materials, and laudable engine performance. Its release date should be expected sometime in the in the second quarter of 2017, although this is debatable as no one really knows when the Cruze will be offered for sale.
For starters, the new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze has been fully reformed, just like the full-size Impala three years ago and the midsize Malibu sedan two years ago. Exterior wise, the design cues are adventurous and sharp, in stark contrast to the previous Cruzee’s largely anonymous sheet metal. It’s handsome and the tweaks offer it better aerodynamics.
Once inside, fresh technologies and premium materials offer it an upscale look, and with all these features in place, the Cruze comes as a solid contender in the small sedan segment. Under the hood, inspiration is offered by the base four-cylinder turbo that makes a decent output of 153 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque.
Chevy says the new model has shed about 250 pounds thanks to the lightweight body which has been constructed using aluminum and other lightweight materials on its chassis and panels. The result of the dieting is better fuel economy, handling and output, as the previous model was significantly heavier.
Even better, the new Cruze now offers plenty of head- and legroom more so for the aft occupants. The MyLink touchscreen interface now offers a better response time than the previous interface. Other features available include blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts, lane-keeping assist and warning, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control. Others are a heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, wireless phone charging, Bose audio system, and forward collision alert and mitigation.
We’d suggest you look what is alternatives offer if at all you’re shopping for a small sedan. The 2017 Honda Civic seems to be the closest bogey to the Cruze and matches it with a brawny turbo, upscale technologies and better performance. Others include the Mazda 3, Kia Forte 2017, and the Ford Focus.
Trim Options – 2017 Chevrolet Cruze
L, Limited LT, Limited LS, and Premiere trim levels are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze small sedan. The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ and RS reviews are handled individually.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Exterior Photos & Interior Review
The base Cruze L offers the following standard equipment: dual USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 15-inch steel wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, an adjustable driver seat, OnStar connectivity, a rear folding 60/40-split seats, and dual-zone climate control.
The Cruze LS steps up the stakes with a range of dealer-installed options, a front center armrest, tri-zone automatic climate control, satellite and HD radio, and carpeted floor mats.
The Cruze upgrades you with a six-speaker upgraded audio system, adaptive cruise control, LD running lights, leatherette upholstery, audio- and climate – mounted steering controls, heated mirrors, and sixteen-inch alloy wheels.
Finally, the Cruze Premiere gets all those features plus remote engine start, heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry, an eight-way power driver seat, a heated steering wheel, 17” wheels, adjustable front passenger seat, illuminated vanity mirrors, ambient interior lighting, an upgraded rear suspension system, and a leather upholstery.
Several packages and individual options are offered for the 2017 Chevrolet Cruz, but their contents are still under wraps as of now, and will probably be unveiled during its release date.
2017 Chevrolet Cruz Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Chevrolet Cruz hatchback is offered by a turbocharged 1.4L diesel four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission system. A six-speed automatic is optional. Either way, the system is responsible for routing the power generated – 153 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque to the front-wheel drive.
The six-speed automatic is a standard transmission system on the Premiere, as is the stop-start feature.
The fuel economy ratings should be expected to check in at 29/41/35 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
0-60 mph, and its top speed data were unavailable at the time of this writing.
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 183.7 in
Width: 70.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3084 lbs
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.0 sec
MPG: 29/41 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Chevrolet Cruz Release Date & Price
The 2017 Cruze price starts an MSRP of $16,620, and $16,120 for the Cruze Limited sedan. They should be expected in dealerships sometime in the second quarter of next year.
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