2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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All 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn Auto 1LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
$20,095.00
4dr Sdn Auto 2LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
$23,270.00
4dr Sdn Auto ECOGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
$21,370.00
4dr Sdn Auto LSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$18,870.00
4dr Sdn LTZGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
$24,270.00
4dr Sdn Man 1LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 26
Hwy: 26
$19,065.00
4dr Sdn Man ECOGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 28
Hwy: 28
$20,095.00
4dr Sdn Man LSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$17,745.00

4-door Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $17,745.00
Invoice: $17,123.93
Hwy MPG: 36 mpg
City MPG: 25 mpg

Pros

Roomy interior; smooth ride; excellent safety and occupant protection; affordable pricing; great fuel economy in ECO and Turbo Diesel variants

Model Highlights

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is offered in LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ models -- all in a 4-door sedan body style. An ECO model slots between the 1LT and 2LT in pricing, while a top-of-the-line Clean Turbo Diesel model lands at the top of the lineup.

Each trim level except the 2LT and LTZ is offered with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, but the 2LT and LTZ are automatic-only. Base LS models are powered by a 138-horsepower, 1.8L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing. All LT, LTZ and Eco models include a 1.4L Ecotec turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that also makes 138 horsepower, but generates 148 pound-feet of torque in a lower rev range. It's also smoother and earns better mileage -- 26 mpg city, 38 highway with the LT and LTZ, or 28/42 mpg on economy-minded ECO models. ECO models also include a number of functional changes that earn its better mileage, like lightweight alloy wheels, aerodynamic improvements and a taller drive ratio.

The Clean Turbo Diesel has a 2.0L turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine under the hood; it makes 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque -- more than some V6 engines. Thanks to an "overboost" function that pushes torque to 280 pound-feet for ten seconds at a time, it can accelerate the Cruze to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. Meanwhile, it earns an EPA highway rating of 46 mpg and passes the most stringent 50-state emissions standards (Tier 2 Bin 5), thanks to an exhaust after-treatment fluid system. Timing-belt replacement is also extended to 100,000 miles.

The diesel engine is only paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and it includes some of the same upgrades as the Cruze ECO, such as ultra-low-rolling-resistance tires, a rear spoiler and the Aero Performance Package and leather upholstery. To provide plenty of cold-cranking power there's an upgraded 800-amp battery and a 140-amp alternator as well as biodiesel-compatibility with blends up to 20-percent biodiesel (B20).

The Cruze is 181 inches long, with a wheelbase of nearly 106 inches, so it's not surprising that this amounts to one of the most spacious compact-car cabins; it almost feels like a mid-size, and there's a big, well-shaped 15-cubic-foot trunk. The twin-cockpit look to the instrument panel is backlit with LEDs, while there are soft-touch materials throughout, plus well-integrated infotainment displays.

Base LS models of the Cruze include cloth upholstery and steel wheels, plus power windows and locks, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free communication. Cruze 1LT models add a lot of popular features like cruise control, an express-up driver's window, and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob. On top of that, the ECO model adds Chevrolet MyLink connectivity (with streaming audio, voice recognition and compatibility with some smartphone audio apps), plus a 7-inch color touch screen and 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels. 2LT models step up to Meridian leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power driver seat. Then at the top of the line, the LTZ gets automatic climate control, a rear vision camera, vanity mirrors, heated outside mirrors, fog lamps and keyless entry, among other additions.

The Driver Convenience Package adds vanity mirrors, a rear vision camera and power adjustable mirrors to the 2LT, while a Technology Package can add MyLink to the 1LT. An RS Appearance Package brings a sporty look to either LT or LTZ models, adding rocker moldings, a rear spoiler, fog lamps, and unique fascias, as well as ice-blue backlighting and opaque instrument cluster bezels. 4G LTE Wi-Fi is also available.

The Cruze includes ten standard airbags, including front knee bags and rear seat-mounted side bags. Add the Enhanced Safety Package and the Cruze comes with features atypical in this class: Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist.

Model News

The first-generation Chevrolet Cruze is set for a redesign in 2016, but for 2015, it's pretty much status quo, though the car does receive a mild facelift. Minor interior changes abound, such as the removal of the rear armrest on LS trims and the addition of standard illuminated vanity mirrors on 2LT rims. The manual transmission is no longer available on the 2LT trim. Perhaps the biggest news is that OnStar 4G LTE is now available, with Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Elsewhere, exterior colors have been reshuffled.

Value Writeup

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the most refined and sophisticated compact sedans on the market, offering a choice of powertrains, excellent ride comfort and top-tier safety features and amenities. The Cruze is built on a global platform and its safety performance has been tested and proven with top results in many of the world's crash-test programs -- including here in the U.S. It also offers more active safety options than is typical in this class. For those who want to keep compact but use the back seat occasionally, the Cruze is particularly roomy, with a quiet, comfortable ride and some excellent connectivity with the Chevrolet MyLink.

Separately, the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is one of the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid cars on the market with its 46-mpg highway rating.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Chevrolet Cruze values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Black Granite Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAR)

  • Jet Black/Medium Titanium
 

Red Hot

Manufacturers Code: (G7C)

  • Jet Black/Medium Titanium
 

Summit White

Manufacturers Code: (GAZ)

  • Jet Black/Medium Titanium
 

Blue Ray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GXH)

  • Jet Black/Medium Titanium
 

Silver Ice Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAN)

  • Jet Black/Medium Titanium

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMidsize Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeMZ0
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.07
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.87
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.74
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.54
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.94
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy36 MPG
Cruising Range - City390.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined29 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy561.60 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine Order CodeLUW
Engine TypeGas I4
Displacement1.8L/110
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM138 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM125 @ 3800
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity4.75 qts

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume94.6 ft³
Front Head Room39.3 in
Front Leg Room42.28 in
Front Shoulder Room54.76 in
Front Hip Room53.00 in
Second Head Room37.90 in
Second Leg Room35.35 in
Second Shoulder Room53.90 in
Second Hip Room52.40 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase105.7 in
Length, Overall181.00 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.70 in
Height, Overall58.10 in
Track Width, Front60.7 in
Track Width, Rear61.3 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume15.0 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3084 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearCompound Crank
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeQYW
Rear Tire Order CodeQYW
Front Tire SizeP215/60R16
Rear Tire SizeP215/60R16
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 x -TBD- in
Rear Wheel Size16 x -TBD- in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypePwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall15.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.7 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS SystemFour-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.8 x -TBD- in
Drum - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width10.5 x 0.5 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx15.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Maintenance:
2 Years/24,000 Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V113000

Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 27, 2015

Component:
PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
1,733

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured February 4, 2015, to February 9, 2015. The left-rear or right-rear parking brake cable brackets may not have been properly fastened during the assembly process. As a result, the fastening bolts may back out completely, causing the parking brake bracket to separate and the parking brake to not hold the vehicle in place. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

Consequence:
If the parking brake bracket separates, the parking brake may not hold the vehicle, increasing the risk of a vehicle roll away and a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left-rear and right-rear parking brake brackets bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15135.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V442000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUL 10, 2015

Component:
STEERING

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
10

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured November 8, 2013, to March 12, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the inner tie rod may not be tightened to specification allowing the tie rod to separate from the steering gear.

Consequence:
Separation of the tie rod from the steering gear could result in the loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15386.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V502000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUL 05, 2016

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
7,620

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence:
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V876000

Mfg's Report Date:
DEC 23, 2015

Component:
SEAT BELTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
15

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured September 24, 2014, to May 29, 2015. In the affected vehicles, one of the driver-side seat belt assembly bolts may not be properly tightened.

Consequence:
An insufficiently torqued bolt may prevent the seat belt from holding the required load in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2016 Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15777.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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