2016 Chevrolet Cruze Review | Edmunds.com

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

For Sale near Ashburn, VA 20147


    What Edmunds Says

    With the forthcoming 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, the automaker can safely lay its history of small-car troubles to rest. While the current car is a solid choice all around, more space and refinement should make the next-generation car even better.


    Expect a more refined interior design; new four-cylinder engine joins efficient diesel offering; secure handling; big trunk.


    Larger size means it will have to safely straddle two segments.

    Available Cruze Models


    • 1.5L 4-cyl. engine 
    • Automatic transmission 
    • Bluetooth 
    • MP3 Player 
    • Satellite radio 
    • Side/Curtain Airbags 
    • Stability Control 
    • Traction Control 

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    What's New for 2016

    For 2016, the Cruze will be redesigned and offer a new engine along with the possibility of a new eight-speed transmission as well as coupe and hatchback models.


    First, the good news: The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be among the first models designed atop GM's new global compact car platform, making the next-generation car a little longer and roomier inside. The bad news: It won't be here for awhile. GM says additional engineering work will delay the new Cruze by about a year.

    The Cruze is GM's best-selling car globally, so we don't expect a significant departure from current styling. Spy photos confirm the same basic proportions and greenhouse as the current model, with a slight overall aerodynamic smoothing of the Cruze's traditional angles. A slightly longer wheelbase, however, should increase rear seat space -- one of the current model's few drawbacks -- and trunk space.

    A 1.5-liter four-cylinder from GM's new Ecotec engine family will likely replace the current 1.8-liter base engine. Although smaller, the new turbocharged four-cylinder shouldn't have trouble topping the current engine's 138 horsepower. Whether the Cruze needs a second small turbo four-cylinder leaves the future of the current car's optional 1.4-liter uncertain. The turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel introduced with the 2014 model year, however, is almost certain to carry over.

    Top trim levels and diesel models could continue to offer a standard six-speed automatic transmission, while lower trim models get a six-speed manual. But the Cruze is also a likely candidate for GM's new in-house eight-speed automatic, currently in development and expected by the time the 2016 Cruze launches. Finally, as Chevy looks to grow its small-car momentum, hatchback and coupe versions are distinct possibilities for the U.S. market.

    The new Cruze should begin production in December of 2015 and go on sale the following spring as a 2016 model. Check back for a full review of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.

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    • FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY) Not Available
    • CAR TYPE Sedan
    • TRANSMISSION 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
    • BASIC WARRANTY Not Available
    • CYLINDERS Inline 4
    • DRIVE TRAIN Front Wheel Drive
    • CONSUMER RATING Not Available


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    Exterior Measurements

    8 ft. 9.7 in. (105.7 in.)

    Interior Measurements


    Gas Regular unleaded
    15.6 gal. N/A


    Front wheel drive 6-speed shiftable automatic

    Engine & Performance

    1.5 L Double overhead cam (DOHC)
    Inline 4 16


    • MacPherson strut front suspension
    • Torsion beam rear suspension
    • Front independent suspension
    • Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar


    Interior Features

    Front Seats

    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Height adjustable passenger seat
    • Premium cloth
    • Bucket front seats

    Rear Seats

    • Split-folding rear seatback
    • Folding with storage center armrest
    • Rear ventilation ducts

    Power Features

    • Remote power door locks
    • Power mirrors
    • 4 one-touch power windows


    • Clock
    • Tachometer
    • Trip computer
    • External temperature display
    • Low fuel level warning


    • Front console with storage
    • Front and rear cupholders
    • Front door pockets
    • Remote trunk release
    • Retained accessory power
    • Front seatback storage
    • Electric power steering
    • 12V front and 12V rear power outlet(s)
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
    • Audio controls on steering wheel
    • Hands-Free Calling*
    • Roadside Assistance*
    • Concierge Service*
    • Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
    • Destination Download*


    • Interior air filtration
    • Air conditioning
    • Trunk light
    • Simulated alloy trim on dash
    • Front reading lights
    • Front and rear floor mats
    • Dual vanity mirrors

    In Car Entertainment

    • Mast antenna
    • 6 total speakers
    • AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo
    • Sirius XM satellite radio
    • Auxiliary MP3 audio input
    • 3 Months of provided satellite radio service
    • Radio data system
    • USB connection


    • Pre-wired for phone
    • OnStar telecommunications service
    • Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone
    * Feature available with a subscription to OnStar


    Exterior Features

    Roof and Glass

    • Variable intermittent wipers
    • Rear defogger

    Tires and Wheels

    • Steel wheels
    • 16 in. wheels
    • Steel spare wheel
    • P215/60R16 tires
    • All season tires
    • Inside mounted spare tire
    • Full wheel covers
    • Temporary spare tire

    Safety Features

    • 4-wheel ABS
    • Front and rear head airbags
    • Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
    • Child seat anchors
    • Remote anti-theft alarm system
    • Ventilated front disc / rear drum brakes
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Daytime running lights
    • Engine immobilizer
    • Auto delay off headlamps
    • Dusk sensing headlamps
    • 2 front headrests
    • 2 rear headrests
    • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
    • Rear center 3-point belt
    • Front seatbelt pretensioners
    • Stability control
    • Traction control
    • Electronic brakeforce distribution
    • Emergency interior trunk release
    • Front height adjustable headrests
    • Rear height adjustable headrests
    • Post-collision safety system
    • Tire pressure monitoring
    • Emergency Service*
    • Airbag Deployment Notification*
    • Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*

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