Looking for the best commuter car? The new Chevy Cruze is a great choice for a number of reasons. Offering a spacious, comfortable interior, the Cruze is ideal for long drives to work. It also offers well-balanced performance with satisfying acceleration and terrific handling. It even offers one of the most impressive fuel economies on the market, so you won’t need to fill up on gas as often. If you are looking for a practical and fun option for getting from point A to point B, it’s time to consider the 2018 Chevy Cruze. If you are interested in one of the best compacts of the year, read on to learn more.
2018 Chevy Cruze
While the performance of the 2018 Chevy Cruze may not be as impressive as a rip-roaring sports car, it’s more than sufficient for everyday driving on the freeway and streets. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine generates 153-horsepower thanks to a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Paired with manual transmission for ultimate control, the Cruze feels sportier than it might seem. Of course, if you can’t drive stick, a six-speed automatic is available. Handling is exceptional and there’s minimal body lean when turning. Most impressive is the vehicle’s fuel economy ratings. The base engine gets 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. If you want something a little more fuel efficient, the 137-horsepower turbodiesel engine is even better, getting up to 31 mpg in the city and 52 mpg on the highway. Both engine options use a start-stop eco system that stops the engine when the car is idle to conserve fuel.
- Standard 153-horsepower engine
- Turbodiesel engine available that gets 31 mpg city/52 mpg highway
- Star-stop system to conserve fuel
The interior of the Cruze is designed with comfort and a touch of luxury in mind. Cloth upholstery seats accommodate up to five passengers, leaving plenty of legroom and headroom to spare. Seats are soft but supportive which is important for hours of driving on the road. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system features smartphone integration features: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also comes with Bluetooth, a USB port and a four-speaker audio system. However, you can upgrade these features to include an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and satellite radio. Additionally, you can upgrade the audio system to a six-speaker system or a nine-speaker Bose system. Other available features include a sunroof, automatic climate control, and wireless charging. As a sedan, the Cruze offers up to 14.8 cubic feet of trunk space but as a hatchback, you can get up to 47.2 cubic feet.
- Supportive, comfortable seating
- Standard infotainment system
- Plenty of available features
The new Chevy Cruze proves to be one of safest compact cars on the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the vehicle five stars overall for crash tests performed including five stars for the frontal crash and four stars for the side and rollover tests. Available safety features offered by Chevy help to make the Cruze even safer for drivers by promoting safer driving habits. Optional features like blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and forward collision warning help improve driver awareness, while lane keeping assist and parking sensors can help assist the driver in changing lane and parking, respectively.
- Five star overall safety rating
- Five star frontal crash test rating
- Plenty available safety features
If you are looking for the perfect practical commuter, the 2018 Chevy Cruze is just the vehicle for you. Providing a safe, comfortable and fun ride for drivers, there are few cars on the market with specs as good as the Cruze. Check it out at your local Chevy dealer.