The price includes an $875 destination charge and reflects a $500 increase over the 2015 Cruze.
The 2016 Cruze is larger, lighter and roomier than the previous model.
The midrange 2016 Cruze LS starts at $19,995, including shipping.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Cruze Premier automatic is priced at $23,995, including shipping.
The Cruze is equipped with a 153-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers will be dealing with a modest price increase on the improved Chevrolet Cruze, GM's top-selling global car.