2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze
2015 Chevrolet Cruze

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Roomy cabin and trunk
  • Comfort and quietness
  • Interior quality
  • Simple controls
  • Choice of engines and transmissions
  • Door lock button relocated to front doors

The bad:

  • Diesel acceleration
  • Diesel sacrifices spare tire
  • Hard surfaces on door panels
  • Drum rear brakes standard

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Minor front styling tweaks
  • OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Available efficient diesel engine
  • 1.8-liter or turbo 1.4-liter gas engines
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • High-mileage gas-engine Eco model

2015 Chevrolet Cruze review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze receives minor updates for 2015 including a restyled front end Chevrolet says is inspired by the Impala and Malibu. Mobile connectivity is hot for the 2015 Cruze, which now includes an actual hotspot with newly released 4G LTE high-speed internet along with a few other mobile updates. The interior is also reworked slightly with relocated buttons and switches for added convenience.
ExteriorThe Cruze’s refreshed front styling is worn by LS, LT, RS and LTZ trim levels. Chevrolet says the dual-port front styling takes styling cues from the Impala and Malibu to give its sedan lineup a more cohesive look. New exterior and interior colors will be offered for 2015.
InteriorThe Cruze’s has standard OnStar 4G LTE in-car internet with hotspot capabilities; like other OnStar services, it’s a subscription-based service with a free trial to new owners.

Up to seven devices can be connected to the 4G connection that’s 10 times faster than 3G. Chevrolet says its 4G LTE high-speed internet offers a stronger and broader coverage than smartphones using the same network. In-car applications for music, news, weather, travel and more from the Chevrolet AppShop will take advantage of the high-speed internet when they’re launched down the road. The AppShop will only be available on MyLink-equipped Cruzes with the optional 7-inch touch-screen on higher trim levels.

The Cruze’s mobile arena also features new capabilities allowing it to read incoming text messages over the car’s speakers when a compatible phone is paired with the Cruze’s Bluetooth. Called Text Message Alerts, this type of connectivity is a trendy feature across all types of new cars. IPhone users have an updated Siri Eyes Free for iOS6 and iOS 7 providing integrated voice-recognition commands for calls and text messages.

Physical changes to the interior include revised cupholders for easier removal and insertion of cups, while the door lock switches move from the center console to the more traditional location on the front doors, and the trunk release is relocated to the center console.
Under the hoodEngines and transmissions carry over for 2015. The Cruze Eco with turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine is rated up to 42 mpg highway, while the Cruze Diesel has ratings of 46 mpg highway and a driving range of up to 717 miles on a tank of diesel. The base engine remains a 1.8-liter four-cylinder rated at 36 mpg highway.
SafetyThe Cruze features 10 standard air bags, including side-impact and knee airbags for front passengers. The Cruze offers a blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist and a backup camera.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

3.3

Had the most problems with

Good car handles really great if you can get past all major repairs. Ex Trac stable, and injectors, and the steering problems but very easy handling

1.0

I don’t get all the 5 star reviews

This car is absolute garbage. Water pump issues. Constant smell of antifreeze. Thermostat issues. TPM issues. Have to turn the AC off to get any performance out of it. If I could give this car zero stars I would. I tried to take it back but couldn’t. WORST car I’ve ever owned. I’ve had chevrolets all my life and this car will be my last. Never again Chevrolet. Never again

2.6

Not reliable

I’m my car isn’t reliable at all so I decided to trade my car in for something better cause I don’t trust my car at all and I have children

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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