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2016 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Comparison

by Car Appraiser on April 28, 2016

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.


Cruze comparison

2016 CRUZE2015 CRUZE
Wheelbase106.3 in.105.7 in.
Length183.7 in.181 in.
Width70.5 in.70.7 in.
Height57.4 in.58.1 in.
Curb weight2,932 lbs.3,084 lbs.
Base engine1.4-liter turbo inline 4-cyl.1.4-liter turbo inline 4-cyl.
Horsepower153 @ 5,600 rpm138 @ 6,300 rpm
Torque, lbs.-ft.177 @ 2,000125 @ 3,800 rpm
EPA mpg30 city/42 hwy.25 city/36 hwy.
Base price*1749516995



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