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2018 Chevrolet Cruze OWNER RATINGS & REVIEWS

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Tara
Tara
Eddington, Pennsylvania
5.0
The fantastic Chevy Cruze
I immediately loved our new Chevy Cruze. The outside style of it is sleek and sexy and looks super clean. It is exceptionally built. My favorite thing about the car is the gas mileage we get, which is typically around 35 mpg, which is amazing. We only have to fill up about every 500 miles of driving, which is much better than any other car I've driven. The console is updated and state of the art, with a touch screen where you can use apple car play, navigation, and radio. The seats are also incredibly comfortable. One thing that specifically applies to our needs is the spacious backseat that is comfortable for our dog, as we enjoy traveling and taking day trips with our dog. I have been amazed by how smooth the ride is, to the point that I hate driving other vehicles. We have not had a single issue with this vehicle so far, which is a huge thing considering our last vehicle left us stranded time and time again. This is a reliable, family friendly car, and we love it tons!
Brenda
Brenda
Phoenix, Arizona
5.0
Best versatile car ever
This car is the best car I have ever bought. My model is the hatchback version, which is very limited. The LT version that have also comes with the convenience package that allows remote start from my key fob. It is the perfect size for city driving, allowing me to change lanes with ease and parking is so simple. The back seats all fold completely down by just unlatching them on the top. This gives me so much room in the back that I could easily fit a small piece of furniture or a bike. The drivers seat has over forty two electric positions such as forward, back, height, etc. So whatever mood I am in, I can adjust my seat. This helps when we are driving for long periods of time. It also has a back-up camera that helps me when backing out or even when I want to check that I am all the way within the lines of my parking spot. The rear view mirrors are electric as well and are easily adjustable to whoever is driving. The steering wheel has navigation buttons at your fingertips that will allow you to check you instantaneous mileage, your average speed during your trip, how many miles you have left with the gas that is in your vehicle and also your last two clocked trips. There is also an option to compare trips and mileage, yet I have not needed to use this feature.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Overview

Pros:

  • Great fuel economy.
  • Intuitive infotainment system with user-friendly functions.
  • Fun and efficient turbo diesel hatchback model available

Cons:

  • Interior trim and materials seem to be lower quality.
  • Performance is lackluster for the four-cylinder engine configuration.
  • Uninteresting body design.

Would we buy one? Maybe.

Vehicle Type: Four-door and hatchback, compact sedan with seating for 5.

Price Range: Base L trim level start pricing is $16,975 MSRP going to $23,520 MSRP start pricing for the Premier trim, before options.

An $875 destination charge is included in pricing.

Powertrain: Base powertrain is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine making 153 horsepower and 177 pound-foot of torque with a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine making 137 horsepower and 240 pound-foot of torque also available.

A 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission is available. The diesel variant has an option for a 9-speed automatic drivetrain configuration.

Competitors: Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic and Insight, Toyota Corolla, Mazda Mazda3, Nissan Sentra, Kia Forte, and Volkswagen Golf.


Overall Score: 8.2/10

Safety Features: 8/10

Chevrolet has made some minor strides in the safety features of the 2018 Cruze, though more detailed advanced features can be found in available upgrades.

Standard features on all models include airbags, ABS, and stability control.

The LT and the Premier can be upgraded with additional safety features including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, automatic high-beams, lane departure warning, and forward-collision warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze five out of five stars in crash tests and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Cruze an overall "Good" rating.


Value: 8/10

The 2018 Chevy Cruze sedan is a very affordably priced compact car that is economically accessible to a wide range of consumers. Overall, the Cruze serves its purpose well as a family or commuter compact sedan.

There are four trim levels and a Cruze diesel variant: Cruze L, Cruze LS, Cruze LT, and the Cruze Premier.

The Cruze L starts at $16,975 MSRP with the next tier trim level Chevrolet Cruze LS starting at $18,525 MSRP. The LT trim level starts at $20,920 MSRP, with the Premier starting at $23,520 MSRP.

All prices include an $875 destination charge and are before optional upgrades.

While the higher-tiered trim levels like the Premier add some nice features, for the money, the base entry-level Cruze L is just fine. Although, we did eye the RS package coupled with the punchy 1.6-liter turbo diesel for a sportier ride. But, compared to more expensive compact sedan rivals like the Ford Focus, we would just stick with the entry-level L trim as our small car daily commuter or general use vehicle.


Tech Features: 8/10

Chevrolet paid attention to current trends and equipped the base model 2018 Chevy Cruze L and up with the MyLink infotainment system that has a 7.0-inch touchscreen and industry standards Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrated for connectivity. A USB port, climate control, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker audio system are included along with a rearview camera.

The turbo diesel models come with keyless entry, remote start, and fog lights. A six-speaker audio, LED daytime running lights, and cruise control come standard on the Chevrolet Cruze LT and above models. Depending on trim levels, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen is available along with a 4.2-inch multi-information display screen. A nine-speaker Bose sound system is also an available option for improved entertainment.


Practicality: 8/10

As a compact sedan in a flooded market of rivals that have varying highs and lows, the 2018 Chevy Cruze is about average for storage functionality, seating comfort, and cargo space.

The Cruze hatchback variant offers 22.7 cubic feet of cargo space, making it fairly generous.

Rear seats are somewhat rigid but relaxed enough for a compact car. Decent legroom and headroom are available throughout front seats and rear seats alike. A center console for small items has comfortable sliding armrests that help on log trips.


Styling & Design: 7/10

The upper-tier Cruze LT and Cruze Premier can get an optional facelift with the RS package that includes fog lamps, a sporty body design with a rear spoiler, and 18" steel wheels.

The Honda Insight is an attractive car that we would consider over the Chevy Cruzes body style, if aesthetics were a factor in our purchase.

Standard upscale trappings like heated front leather seats, upgraded leather upholstery throughout, a sunroof, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are available.


Driving Experience: 8/10

For 2018, not much has changed for the Chevy Cruze except for the addition of the V6 turbo diesel powertrain. This provides performance relief from the otherwise tame four-cylinder option.

The turbo diesel models have 18-inch steel wheels and an improved Watt's Link rear suspension that smooths concrete bumps and potholes nicely.

Even with the beefier 1.6-liter turbo diesel, competitors like the Ford Focus offer more powertrain options and a sportier driving experience in a compact car we feel.


Fuel Efficiency: 10/10

Perhaps the crowning achievement of the 2018 Chevy Cruze is its pack leading gas mileage. If fuel economy is important to you, then the Cruze 1.6L turbo-diesel will be high on your list of vehicle considerations when looking for a new car. Even fuel-conscious rivals like the efficient Honda Civic and Ford Focus fall behind in gas mileage compared to the Chevy Cruzes turbo-diesel engine and drivetrain options.

The automatic 1.4L four-cylinder gets 29/40/33 MPG city/hwy/combined. The manual transmission, with the same powertrain configuration, loses a couple of city miles and 1 combined mile according to EPA estimates. The turbo-diesel 1.6L gets 29/48/35 MPG city/hwy/combined paired with the 6-speed manual. The automatic 9-speed transmission bumps the turbo diesel fuel economy up by 1 city mile and loses 3 highway miles.

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