2016 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Comparison
The improvements from the 1st-gen Cruze, launched in 2010, should allow Chevy to be competitive in compact car segment. The addition of a hatchback model in the fall and a diesel option in early 2017 could show a great deal of demand.
Powertrains: 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder turbo engine connected to a 6-speed automatic or manual.
Technology: 4G LTE Wi-Fi, wireless phone charging.
Safety: Rear cross-traffic alert; lane-keep assist; forward-collision alert.
Competitors: Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus.
Strengths: Sporty styling, refined and quiet interior, good fuel economy.
Weaknesses: No automatic front braking, which is offered on the Civic.
|2016 CRUZE||2015 CRUZE|
|Wheelbase||106.3 in.||105.7 in.|
|Length||183.7 in.||181 in.|
|Width||70.5 in.||70.7 in.|
|Height||57.4 in.||58.1 in.|
|Curb weight||2,932 lbs.||3,084 lbs.|
|Base engine||1.4-liter turbo inline 4-cyl.||1.4-liter turbo inline 4-cyl.|
|Horsepower||153 @ 5,600 rpm||138 @ 6,300 rpm|
|Torque, lbs.-ft.||177 @ 2,000||125 @ 3,800 rpm|
|EPA mpg||30 city/42 hwy.||25 city/36 hwy.|