• (4.5) 41 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,620$23,120
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 33-35
  • Engine: 153-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Our Take on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Our Take

Chevrolet is a busy brand this year, unveiling five new or heavily redesigned vehicles across its lineup in the first six months of 2015. In addition to the Camaro, Volt, Spark and Malibu, we now see the fifth component of that new showroom: the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. Des... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Feels sluggish when cruising at 55 to 60 mph
  • Occasional abrupt shift from automatic transmission
  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Only one USB port
  • Automatic emergency braking not part of collision warning system
  • Less effective climate control when engine is in auto-stop mode

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2016
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Hatchback, diesel models on the way
  • Turbo four-cylinder gas engine standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone integration standard
  • Two years of satellite radio, OnStar (LT and Premier)


Our Expert Reviews

The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan builds upon the qualities we liked in the original, such as a quiet ride, with the addition of a more refined turbocharged four-cylinder engine and greater in-car connectivity, but I wish the driving experience were more engaging. There are a lot of compact-car contenders, and it's a corner of the market that's constantly evolv... Read full review for the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Consumer Reviews


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2016 Cruze LT

by Midwest Cruzer from Illinois on June 21, 2016

Bought the car a month ago. Hot red LT with RS styling package - looks very sharp. I've already received quite a few compliments on the looks, with the most common adjective being "sporty." PROS - R... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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