Chevrolet’s 2015 Cruze compact sedan

Chevrolet’s 2015 Cruze compact sedan

Chevrolet’s best-selling car rolled into our driveway this week: the 2015 Cruze. With more than 3 million sold globally since its launch in mid-2010, the Cruze features compact style and impressive fuel economy ratings.

With a starting MSRP of $16,170, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze includes several standard features such as air conditioning, remote keyless entry and a trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Cruze lineup includes LS, LT, LTZ, Cruze Eco — with EPA-rated 42 mpg highway with the manual transmission — and our press vehicle model, Cruze Diesel.

For 2015, Chevrolet Cruze in North America received a revised exterior styling, enhanced interior convenience and greater connectivity.

The new exterior styling cues are inspired by the Impala and restyled 2014 Malibu. The Cruze’s facelift for 2015 refreshes the appearance for LT, LTZ, Eco and Diesel models and includes a revised front fascia, which contributes a more cohesive look across Chevrolet’s sedan range. Additionally, several new exterior and interior colors are also offered for 2015.

Cruze Diesel

With a base MSRP of $26,485, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel model offers an impressive EPA-estimated 46 mpg on the highway, making Cruze Diesel one of the most efficient non-hybrid passenger cars in America. Under the hood of the Cruze Diesel, is a 2.0L DOHC turbo-diesel engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Cruze Diesel produces 151 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 264 foot-pounds of torque at 2,600 rpm.

Cruze gas powertrains

Standard on LS models is the 138-horsepower Ecotec 1.8L four-cylinder, which produces EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission, and 22 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with the automatic.

Standard on LT, LTZ and Eco models is an Ecotec 1.4L turbo. It is rated at 138 horsepower and with 148 foot-pounds of torque.

EPA fuel economy is 26  mpg in the city and 38 mpg highway on LT and LTZ, and 28 mpg in the city and 42 mpg highway on Eco when equipped with the manual transmission. With the automatic transmission, Cruze Eco highway fuel economy is 39 mpg.

Interior dimensions

As a four-door, five-passenger compact sedan, the 2015 Cruze has a cargo volume of 15 cubic feet (13.3 cubic feet for the Diesel), rear legroom of 35.4 inches, rear shoulder room of 53.9 inches and rear hip room of 52.4 inches.

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To learn more about this popular compact sedan, visit your local Southeast Texas Chevrolet dealer or log on to www.chevrolet.com.

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