The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze enters its third year of production, is no longer the new kid on block, but the grizzled contender in the compact segment getting some additions for the 2013 model year. The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is offered only as a sedan in the United States and its style is on the conservative side when placed next to competitors like the Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, and the Dodge Dart. But conservative does not mean boring, We really like how the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze looks, especially from the rear, with good proportions and clean lines.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Engine
Under the hood is a choice of two engine options, both of which produce 138 horsepower. The first is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder is the base engine, a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder available. Although the two engines produce the same power, the turbo four-cylinder engine offers more torque and better fuel efficiency. The 6-speed manual transmission is the standard, while 6-speed automatic is also available for 2013 Chevrolet Cruze.
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze fuel economy numbers check in at 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with the base engine, while the turbo gets 26/38 mpg city/highway. A specialized version of the Cruze ECO is also available, which adds a few suspension/aero tweaks and tuning of single transmission up the charts at 28/42 mpg city/highway.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Interior
Inside, the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze divides its features through five trim levels (LS, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ and ECO). Interior volume is comparable to other cars in the segment, but the Cruze stands out when it comes to a cargo volume (15.4 cubic feet). Standard features include a 60/40 split folding the rear seat, telescoping steering wheel, the power windows and locks, air conditioning, auxiliary audio jack and keyless entry. Updates are available, including leather, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, heated front seats, and new for 2013, the entertainment system Chevrolet MyLink. MyLink adds voice command recognition and a plethora of other streaming services like Pandora Internet radio.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Safety
Safety comes standard on the 2013 Cruze, which is rated the full five star crash test NHTSA and IIHS Top Safety Pick Award. Standard safety features include the 10 air-bags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. The new package offers enhanced security blind spot monitoring, the rear cross-traffic alert and rear park assist. The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is a great car, both for travelers and young families, with generous cargo space and fuel economy stellar.