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.
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.