The all-new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is a slick and new affordable hatchback for the masses and is clearly miles ahead over the last model, which remained a sedan. For the second-generation model, Chevy added a hatchback variant to offer prospective buyers an alternative to the standard-setting Volkswagen Golf.
If you were interested in getting one, you’ll have to set aside at least $22,190 to get one by this fall. Obviously, that price is for the base model without any extra options or packages, and other things like tax and registration fees. But if you have more than $22,190 to put forward, one can opt for the various LT and Premiere trims, with an optional RS-based sport appearance package.
Power is provided by a 1.4L EcoTec turbocharged four-banger with 153hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback might have the same 106.3-inch wheelbase as the sedan, along with the sedan’s handsome looks, but the hatch provides quite a bit more space for the trunk, just in case you need to throw something in the back from Ikea, or need to Cruze it to your local camping area with a bunch of stuff in the back.
For comparative purposes, a base 2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT sedan costs $2,150 less, starting at $20,040.
– By: Chris Chin