Cruze has redefined everything a compact car should be with one simple word: more. Chevy knows that just because Cruze is a compact doesn’t mean you should get less. That’s why it gives you more of everything you need and deserve from efficiency to safety, features to styling.
Designed to fit seamlessly into your ever-evolving life, Cruze is the first car in its class with 10 standard air bags, and even today, no car in its class offers more. Cruze offers more cargo space, more technology, more connectivity and more miles per gallon with the Cruze Eco. At 42 MPG, it’s the best highway mileage of any gas engine in America. Your wallet is going to thank you.
A New Standard
Beauty meets compact
“One of the first things you notice about the Chevrolet Cruze is that you notice it. Cruze is a compact sedan that rises above the anonymity that previously plagued the affordable car segment thanks to its bold design and pleasing proportions.” – Autobytel.
The auto industry is not the only one taking notice of the stunning exterior. Centered by the strong, attention-grabbing Chevrolet grille, its swept-back lamps lead the eye across sculpted fenders, around the sides and back again. Bottom line? Don’t be surprised when people stop to admire.
And sure, Cruze leaves a lasting impression with its bold exterior design, but don’t forget that those curves, lines and angles do more than just please the eye and turn heads. They improve aerodynamics; in the end optimizing fuel efficiency and helping you get the most out of each drop of gas.
Life Inside a Cruze
It’s called a compact, but that just doesn’t seem fair to other compact cars. The cavernous interior of Cruze not only has more passenger room than Ford Focus Sedan and Toyota Corolla, but it beats them out with more cargo space too. And Cruze is smart about how to use all that space with 60/40 split-folding rear seats so you can find room for larger items. Refinements such as soft touch interiors, rich colors and available heated leather-appointed front seats give Cruze a premium feel.
Enjoy a quieter drive with a triple-sealed laminated windshield, one of 30 acoustical treatments designed to help keep outside noise outside. When you’re inside Cruze, you’re wrapped in amenities uncommon among compact cars.
Mileage Without Sacrificing Performance
Sophisticated performance, ride and handling
You want a car that makes the most out of every dollar you put in the gas tank without sacrificing performance and handling. To get those results you need to have a pretty impressive engine, and Cruze absolutely does.
The available 1.4L turbocharged engine is designed for fuel efficiency without compromising performance. It delivers 138 horsepower with 148 lb.-ft. of torque and accelerates with authority. With rack-mounted Electric Power Steering and an available race-proven Z-link rear suspension, it’s a driving experience that just might surprise you.
Getting the most out of each drop of fuel
Cruze takes you farther for less. With an incredible 42 MPG highway, advanced aerodynamics and its 1.4L turbocharged engine, Cruze Eco gives you more fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance. That’s better highway fuel efficiency than 2012 Ford Focus Sedan, 2012 Hyundai Elantra, 2012 Honda Civic and 2012 Toyota Corolla. That’s what happens when Chevrolet engineers approach every inch of a vehicle to improve its efficiency — it rises above the rest. It’s the best highway mileage of any gasoline engine in America.
Eco doesn’t stand alone as all Cruze models live up to a high standard of efficiency. The standard 6-speed transmission, like the manual in Cruze LS, helps offer 36 MPG highway. Then there’s the available 6-speed automatic transmission with the available 1.4L turbocharged engine — helping Cruze offer 38 MPG highway.
Tested worldwide, just for you
Cruze offers solutions instead of sacrifices and was fine tuned in testing all over the world. Cruze proved itself in some hostile environments: continuous driving in the heat of the Arabian Desert, high altitude of the Alps, intense moisture of Thailand and more. Then it was put through its paces on some of the best test tracks in the world, including the famed Nürburgring in Germany, a beastly track and proving grounds generally reserved for high-performance and track-ready vehicles.
Cruze is one of the most tested vehicles in Chevrolet history, and that’s why we guarantee its quality with a 100,000-mile/5-year transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty.
Connected With Chevrolet MyLink
Keep in touch on the go while your hands are safely on the steering wheel with Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones and advanced voice control on Cruze. Simply pair your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with Chevrolet MyLink and say what you want to do. Voice commands allow you to make and receive calls effortlessly while driving. You can even navigate through your phone’s contacts or recent call list easily on the color touch-screen. Stepping into your car doesn’t have to mean stepping away from your day. With Chevrolet MyLink, you can stay connected while on the move.
Getting in your car shouldn’t mean leaving technology behind
The 2013 Cruze offers up an extensive array of technology features that give you more conveniences throughout your day to keep you on track and on top of things. Cruze offers the latest in mobile technology like the available Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen and the latest in safety features like available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. An infotainment system puts your world at your fingertips and keeps you protected and in touch with the help of OnStar®, standard for the first six months.
Being lost is a thing of the past. With the OnStar Directions & Connections Plan®, someone who can help is right there. With just the touch of a blue button, they’ll find the directions for you so you can keep your hands on the steering wheel. Turn-by-turn directions are then sent to your Cruze and can be viewed through the Driver Information Center in the gauge cluster or through an available 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen. You can even opt to hear directions and prompts from an automated voice. The OnStar Directions & Connections Plan® is standard on Cruze for 6 months.
Stay connected to your Cruze with myChevrolet and OnStar RemoteLink™ mobile apps. Start your vehicle (if equipped), check diagnostics, unlock doors, contact roadside assistance, keep track of routine maintenance and more. Available for download from the iTunes Store and Google Play.
Technology and safety come together
Cruze now offers an available Enhanced Safety Package that includes Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert that alerts you when there is oncoming traffic that you can’t see while backing up. It also comes with Side Blind Zone Alert, which uses radar to spot cars in the toughest place to spot – your blind zone. The available rear vision camera displays a rear view on the touch-screen conveniently located in the center stack for easy view. This feature helps you see stationary objects behind you when traveling in reverse at low speeds.
Enjoy commercial-free music, sports, news and talk, comedy, family programming and more from coast to coast. Cruze comes standard with three trial months so you can stay informed and entertained. See channel listings and more info.
Take calls at the touch of the button, without ever taking your hands off the steering wheel. Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones is standard on all 2013 Cruze models.
Premium Audio System
Experience premium sound with the nine-speaker, 250-watt Pioneer® audio system with high-frequency tweeters.
RS Appearance Package
Make great look even better with the RS Appearance Package, available for LT and LTZ. Starting with the exterior, this package includes unique front and rear fascias, rocker moldings, and a rear spoiler giving your Cruze the look to match the feeling behind the wheel. Foglamps are enhanced with sleek chrome around the lights. Open the door, and the uplevel instrument cluster lights up, welcoming you to the refined interior.
Prevention and Protection
Safety we hope you never need
Our philosophy is to provide the best protection and the best prevention. Cruze has received high vehicle safety ratings and accolades. The 2012 Cruze is an IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick and received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, Cruze has more standard safety features than any car in its class, including 10 standard air bags4. And with available safety features like a rear vision camera, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert — features that aren’t available on Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla — it sets the bar for safety. Simply put, it’s our “more” approach to safety.
We’ve equipped Cruze with numerous safety features, including the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control. On slippery surfaces, StabiliTrak helps you stay the course by detecting the difference between the path being steered and the direction the vehicle is actually traveling. It then uses the brakes and, if necessary, adjusts engine torque to help keep your Cruze on track.
Cruze helps protect you and your passengers with 10 standard air bags, including frontal side-impact and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, and a high-strength steel safety cage and roof crush resistance that outperform the requirements. Cruze was the first car in its class with 10 standard airbags, and there’s still no other car in its class that offers more.
In most crashes, crucial information is sent to the OnStar® Command Center via the OnStar Automatic Crash Response system. There, trained Advisors utilize GPS technology to determine your location and can request that help be sent right away — even if you’re unable to respond. It’s part of the OnStar Directions & Connections Plan®, standard for six months.