2016 Chevrolet CruzeChange Vehicle
of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Smooth, refined engine
- Unobtrusive stop-start system
- Cabin comfort
- Materials quality
- Connectivity features, especially LT and Premier
- Estimated gas mileage
- 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
- 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)
The verdict: 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.
Versus the competition: There are a lot of compact-car contenders, and it's a corner of the market that's constantly evolving; along with the redesigned Cruze, the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra have recently been overhauled. Within this set, the Cruze stands out for its overall quality and refinement, and surpasses most with its available connectivity features.
The redesigned Cruze has been a long time coming — the U.S. model first was shown back in June 2015 — but it's on sale now and has a starting price of $17,495 (including an $875 destination charge) for a base L trim level with a manual transmission. I tested the top-of-the-line Premier trim, which comes with an automatic transmission and starts at $23,995 including destination. Optional features such as a power moonroof, navigation, a Bose premium stereo, automatic air conditioning, wireless device charging and heated rear seats raised the as-tested price to $26,855. To see how the Cruze's specs compare with the Civic, Elantra and Mazda3, click here.
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Cars have become rolling computers and Chevrolet's redesigned 2016 Cruze compact sedan is loaded with available tech features like smartphone compatibility, optional wireless device charging and in-car Wi-Fi. Watch the video for more.
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Good car if they get it fixed
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Very reliable and fun car
The vehicle is nice and reliable but i think they are priced a little too high at dealerships. I would recommend buying one privately if you can Read full review