Chevy Cruze is the Newest Arrival at Rapid Chevrolet

As one of the newest arrivals to Rapid Chevrolet, our 2011 Cruze LT has been highly anticipated for quite some time.

Let’s start with the basics….

Starting at $16,995 and equipped with many upgrade options, it is a step ahead of the competitors and a fantastic addition to the Chevy collection. The Cruze is available in four different trim levels.

Chevy Cruze

Better than the Civic...drivers are happy!

The basic model LS has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a six speed manual transmission. Although it is a standard model, it comes equipped with keyless entry, OnStar, XM satellite radio and ten airbags.

The LT starts at around $18,895 and comes with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The major difference between the LS and LT is the addition of 16-inch alloy wheels and a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Cruze Eco also starts around $18,895 with a turbo engine, six-speed manual transmission and 17-inch alloy wheels. It is estimated to get up to 40 MPG highway thanks to the low-rolling-resistance tires, aerodynamics and decreased weight.

The LTZ starts at $22,695 and like the LT, comes with the turbo engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with power driver’s seat and leather everything – well almost everything, the LTZ also offers Bluetooth phone connectivity, audio controls on the steering wheel, USB audio input, remote-start system, rear parking sensors and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Why all the chatter about this new Chevy?

Unlike its competitors, the Cruze offers a pleasant drive with a spacious interior, comfortable seats, standard safety features that can easily beat out the Honda Civic and a surprisingly quiet ride. A step up from the Cobolt, many journalists and auto critics alike are quite happy with this release from GM.