2017 Chevrolet Cruze Review May 23, 2017 by Jet (Driver Weekly)
Anyone interested in a new car should now take a serious look at the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. Available in both a sedan model and a hatchback, the sporty Cruze is a compact car with a touch of class. The Cruze comes in several trim levels, has an available diesel, and is equipped with an array of standard features.
The Chevy Cruze is a stylish, compact car with an elegant front grille with chrome or black options and available dual projection halogen headlights with LED signature lights. Drivers also enjoy the heated rearview mirrors that manually fold inward and have embedded turn lights. The rear spoiler gives the Cruze a bit of an attitude. Wheels range from 15-inch steel standbys to 16- or 18-inch aluminum showstoppers. While the new Redline series features special edition sporty elements, most importantly the base Cruze offers crisp styling that jazzes up your everyday driver.
Interior Styling and Technology
You’ll love to ride in the Cruze, thanks to its comfy seats that can come heated and wrapped in cloth or leather. The Cruze is full of technology that helps make your drive fun and safe and keeps you connected to the people and the entertainment you love. The roomy interior boasts 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space, so you have plenty of room for suitcases, shopping bags, golf clubs, metal detectors, kites, or whatever passion you love to pursue while out on a Sunday drive. Standard equipment includes Chevy’s MyLink, which displays your apps and music on a 7-inch diagonal touchscreen in full color. The 4G LTE Wi-Fi allows you to stay connected wherever you are. Take your pick between the Apple CarPlay and the Android Auto to keep your apps, music, calendar, and Google Maps at your fingertips. The myChevrolet mobile app will allow you to start the engine or do many other handy things from a compatible smartphone. While advanced safety features and electronic nannies are only available on the highest trim levels, other buyers might view this as a plus that keeps the price down.
How does 52 mpg sound? How many gas stations can you pass with that level of fuel economy? Choose the diesel sedan with its 1.6-liter turbo, sit back, and watch the gas pumps roll by. The 1.4-liter gasoline engine with its 153 horses will still pass its share of stations as it gets you up to 40 mpg out on the road. While handling won’t match sportier vehicles, this keeps the Cruze in competition with some of the best imported compact cars. Equipped with a decent array of standard features, sculpted styling, roomy interior, and zippy base engine, the 2017 Cruze is in the running for your new family car.