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2019 Chevrolet Cruze

$17,995 — $26,120 MSRP
Sedan
5 Seats
31-37 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 3 reviews

The Good

  • Smooth, refined gas engine
  • Unobtrusive engine stop-start system
  • Cabin comfort
  • Materials quality

The Bad

  • Feels sluggish at 55 to 60 mph (gas engine)
  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Only one standard USB port
  • Less effective climate control when engine is in auto-stop mode
2019 Chevrolet Cruze exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze
  • Updated exterior styling
  • Five-seat compact sedan, hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder gas engine standard
  • Diesel engine available
  • 7-inch touchscreen radio standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze?

The Chevrolet Cruze is a compact car available in sedan and hatchback body styles. A 153-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine is standard, and a 137-hp, turbo-diesel 1.6-liter engine is available. A six-speed automatic is standard with the gas engine and a nine-speed automatic works with the diesel. The Cruze competes with the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla.

What’s New on the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze?

The front end has a new look with a larger grille and new headlamps. A six-speed manual transmission is no longer offered with the Cruze's gas or diesel engine. The new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 multimedia system is standard and comes with a 7-inch touchscreen.

What Features in the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Are Most Important?

Standard equipment includes 4G LTE internet access with a Wi-Fi hot spot (data trial included) and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Though interest in diesels is minimal these days, those who want higher fuel economy have that option. A backup camera is standard, but forward collision alert and low-speed automatic emergency braking is available only on the high-end Premier trim level.

Should I Buy the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze?

The Cruze offers a choice of body styles and gas or diesel engines, and it comes with standard multimedia features many buyers desire. Rivals such as the Honda Civic and Kia Forte offer more safety features on lower-priced versions and better overall value. The Cruze is worth a look but shop the competition before buying.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
3 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Great car!

by Alyssa M from Wilmington De on October 6, 2018

Plenty of leg room and great sized trunk. The Chevy my link connects my phone to the car so I don?t have to pick up the phone at all while I drive. Read full review

(5.0)

Sharp car, great ride.

by Kenneth.K from NC on October 3, 2018

Impressed by the nice features, well designed interior and it rides great for a vehicle in this class at a competitive price. This is a must-buy! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Cruze received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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