2014 Chevrolet Cruze – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

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2014 Chevrolet Cruze

The engineering and development work for the was performed by GMDAT, GM#039;s partner, although there was strong input from the American and European planning

The Cruze is a truly global that is offered in a variety of The U.S. version sees the independent suspension sold replaced with a less Z-link suspension, but gains an laminated windshield for added quietness. The Cruze also rack-mounted electric power a feature that delivers a fuel economy benefit and required steering input for low maneuvers.

Powertrain lineup

models are powered by a naturally 1.8-liter four-cylinder, while trims get a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder – both of can be had with either a six-speed or manual transmission (limited by level).

The turbocharged engine puts out 138 and 148 lb-ft of torque and achieves a improved rating of up to 28 city, 42 mpg on the in Eco trim and matched to a manual 39 mpg highway with the automatic-equipped or 26 city and 38 highway in non-Eco with either gearbox a two mpg improvement).

The 1.8-liter puts out 138 and 123 lb-ft. of torque, good for 25 36 highway mpg with the manual of 22 city, 35 highway with the

Buyers who want even fuel economy can opt for the diesel-burning Clean Turbo Diesel returns 27 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the higway.

level breakdown

The Cruze is in four standard trim LS, LT, LTZ and Eco. It can also be had with a option package, known as RS which includes rocker unique front and rear front fog lamps and a rear

The base LS trim level with the 1.8-liter Ecotec and a six-speed manual transmission, power locks and windows and keyless entry.

Opting for the LT swaps out the less efficient four-cylinder for the 1.4-liter turbocharged (the six-speed stick standard) and bumps the wheels up to adds a leather-wrapped steering and shift knob and outside body-color mirrors.

The 1LT sub-trim also adds the Connectivity as standard, which adds for select phones, UBS port in the console and steering wheel-mounted controls. There is an available 1LT Package which adds a sunroof and premium Pioneer system. The 1LT Driver Convenience includes driver six-way seat adjuster with recliner, driver and front illuminated vanity mirrors, inside rearview mirror and heated, power-adjustable mirrors

The 2LT sub-trim level adds bucket seats with seating surfaces, six-way driver seat and heated and front passenger seats. A touch-screen that operates the system is new for the latest model The 2LT also has available navigation touch screen seven-inch display system, available Pioneer nine-speaker audio 17-inch alloy wheels four-wheel disc brakes and park assist.

The available 2LT Convenience Package includes and front passenger illuminated mirrors; auto-dimming inside mirror; rear vision and outside heated, power-adjustable

Factory remote start is when the automatic transmission is

The high-mpg Cruze Eco is packaged to the LT trim level with alloy wheels and ultra resistance tires, as well as a to improve aerodynamics.

Jumping to the LTZ will result in the same turbocharged engine, but with a automatic transmission. Drivers an uplevel chrome-trimmed instrument drivers and passenger illuminated mirrors, a six-way power seat, leather seating steering wheel and shift Also standard is cruise Bluetooth, USB, steering-wheel controls, automatic climate ultrasonic rear-parking assist, wheels and remote start.

The is available with Chevrolet#039;s infotainment system, which voice control of certain functions and includes Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio via radio and Stitcher SmartRadio. is not available on LS models, optional on the 1LT and on all other trims.

Optional features

The Cruze several high-tech options and such as a premium Pioneer stereo system featuring a amplifier, heated leather and OnStar.

A new enhanced Safety brings rear park Side Blind Zone and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert


The Cruze comes an impressive 10 airbags, include front, front side, knee, rear side and side curtain airbags. and stability control systems are included.

Notably, the Cruze is the automobile to utilize single-stage airbags. In contrast to traditional airbags, which rely on one for low-speed crashes and another for crashes, the single-stage airbags use of a single inflator to handle low- and high-speed crashes. In to compensate for the single inflator, the air bag system employs a unique venting technology that the driver#039;s forward momentum to air out of the bag, reducing the risk of injury.

The single-stage system is lighter and complex than dual-stage and, more importantly, has to be just as safe.

Key competitors

interested in the Cruze should consider the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Jetta. Other include the Nissan Sentra and Lancer .

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