GM has announced pricing of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze for the U.S. market. The brand’s best-selling global car comes in four trims – L, LS, LT and Premier, with the range starting from US$17,495 (including destination charge of US$875) for the base Cruze L which, which comes with features such as a 7-inch screen with Chevrolet MyLink radio, Android and Apple compatibility, OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot and rear-vision camera as standard. This aggressive entry-level price makes the 2016 Cruze easier to get into than the competition, namely the 2016 Honda Civic sedan which starts at US$19,475.
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is powered by a 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine that generates 153 hp and 177 lb.-ft. (240 Nm) of torque. 6-speed manual transmission is standard but a 6-speed automatic transmission can be had optionally beginning from the LS trim level. GM estimates the Cruze to have a highway fuel efficiency of 40 mpg (17.01 km/l).
A number of active safety systems are available depending on the trim level, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert. The more feature-packed LT automatic and Premier automatic trims have been priced at US$21,995 and US$23,995 respectively.
Deliveries of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will begin from spring of 2016.
2016 Chevrolet Cruze – Prices
L manual – $17,495
LS manual – $18,995
LS automatic – $19,995
LT automatic- $21,995
Premier automatic – $23,995