2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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$11,299
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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$9,988
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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$11,799
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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$9,499
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$10,099
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$9,399
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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$11,499
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
42,019 Miles | West Covina, CA
$11,399
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
62,470 Miles | Montclair, CA
$10,699
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
17,958 Miles | Montclair, CA
$13,399
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
52,915 Miles | Azusa, CA
$9,999
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
49,617 Miles | Azusa, CA
$10,499
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2018 Chevrolet Cruze
38,288 Miles | Montclair, CA
$12,099
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

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$14,998
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
56,392 Miles | Renton, WA
$12,998
est. $187/mo

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2018 Chevrolet Cruze

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17,966 Miles | Louisville, KY
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2018 Chevrolet Cruze - Best versatile car ever

Brenda
Phoenix, Arizona
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
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 w... (more)
Story
We drove this car on a road trip to Flagstaff, Arizona, so there was an elevation increase of about 5,500 feet. The car handled great on inclines and declines with an auto brake feature that helped keep control of the steering. The car had enough pick up to pass slower vehicles, but the pick up wasn't the greatest. The cruise control was so easy to turn on, set and turn off also. I had no prob... (more)
Pros
The size, the gas mileage, the affordability and low APR that I was approved for. I wanted to have as much value for the money and the convenience package allowed for it. With the remote start I can turn on the car as I am walking to it. This helps me early in the mornings when I am going to the gym. I turn it on and the heat will come on so that I can get right in and lock it. The built-in car alarm makes me feel safer. If anyone were to try to open it, I would be alarmed. With as much city driving as I do, the gas mileage really helps me save on gas. The car drives so smooth and effortle... (more)
Cons
The only negative was that I am paying on it for five years. The APR couldn't be any lower, but that is due to my credit score, and I don't feel that has anything to do with the vehicle. Also, it does have the built-in auto stop feature, so when I am at a red light or stop sign, the car turns itself off in an attempt to save gas. This can sometimes be annoying because sometimes, by the time I come to a complete stop, the car does the auto shut off and at the same time the light will change, so it takes an extra couple seconds for the engine to turn on so that I can proceed through the ligh... (more)

2018 Chevrolet Cruze - The fantastic Chevy Cruze

Tara
Eddington, Pennsylvania
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
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... (more)
Story
I remember driving down the road to the dog park, with my dog sticking her head out the window. This was a very happy moment, and I loved that my dog could be comfortable.
Pros
The top features of this vehicle are the sleek design, the smooth ride, the state of the art console, comfortable seats, ample storage space, great stereo system, touchscreen, USB plugs, miles per gallon, and easy upkeep.
Cons
Not enough cupholder space, especially in the backseat, and there is no CD player.

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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