The Chevrolet Cruze is an excellent choice among compact sedans. It offers a long list of standard features and admirable fuel economy, especially with efficient Eco models. Inside, it has a roomy interior with attractive, quality materials, and it has a big trunk. It’s an attractive car with relatively conservative, angular styling. A four-door sedan, Cruze seats five, four comfortably.
New for 2013 is Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system. Standard on all upper-level models, including the 2013 Cruze LTZ and 2013 Cruze Eco, MyLink includes voice recognition technology, Bluetooth streaming audio, and support for Pandora and Gracenote. Two new audio systems also appear on the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, as well as new options and packages. An optional Enhanced Safety Package for the 2013 Cruze LT features a blind spot alert system, rear cross traffic alert and rear park assist.
Launched as a 2011 model, the Cruze is a front-wheel-drive compact sedan developed jointly by GM tech centers in Asia, Europe and the United States to compete with the stylish Hyundai Elantra, sporty Mazda3, and affordable Kia Forte, as well as the sales-leading compacts, the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla.
Cruze LS is powered by 1.8-liter inline four delivering 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows/door locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40-split folding rear seat, a six-speaker audio system with CD player, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an auxiliary jack, USB port and satellite radio capability. The standard wheels are 16-inch steel.