General Motors has finally announced the pricing on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which will be hitting dealerships this September with four available models.
The lineup will start with the $16,995 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS, which is powered by a 136-hp 1.8L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Cruze LS will come standard with OnStar (with a 6-month subscription including Turn-by-Turn navigation), power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry and XM Radio (with 3-month trial subscription).
Moving up a notch, the Cruze LT will start at $18,895 and will come with a 1.4L Ecotec turbo making 138-hp mated to 6-speed automatic transmission as standard. For the same price, buyers can also go for the Chevrolet Cruze Eco, which is powered by the same engine but mated to a 6-speed manual. The Cruze Eco also comes standard with, 17-inch alloy wheels with ultra low-rolling resistance tires, and enhanced aerodynamic performance package.
Topping off the lineup is the $22,695 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ. Power comes from the 138-hp 1.4L Ecotec turbo mated to a 6-speed automatic. The Cruze LTZ comes standard with 6-way power driver seat, leather seating, leather wrapped steering / shift-knob, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, remote vehicle start, automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear parking assist and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Available options on the Cruze include:
- In-dash navigation system with 40-gigabyte hard drive, enabling pause-and-play radio, downloading of audio CDs, or transferring MP3 files from a USB memory device
- Pioneer Audio system, with nine speakers and 250-watt amplifier
- Heated leather seats
- Ultrasonic rear park assist
- RS Appearance package, including rocker moldings, unique front and rear fascias, front fog lamps, and rear spoiler
2011 Chevrolet Cruze:
|Base models||2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS||2010 Honda Civic DX|
|MSRP, including destination||$16,995||$16,405|
|Engine||1.8 Ecotec||1.8 SOHC I-4|
|Standard transmission||6-speed manual||5-speed manual|
|Passenger volume (cu ft)||94.6||90.9|
|Trunk volume (cu ft)||15.4||12.0|
|Standard air bags||10||6|
|Traction Control||Standard||Not included|
|Stability Control||Standard||Not included|
|Power rear safety locks||Standard||Not included|
|Air Conditioning||Standard||Not included|
|Trip Computer||Standard||Not included|
|Power door locks||Standard||Not included|
|Power side mirrors||Standard||Not included|
|Remote keyless entry||Standard||Not included|
|XM Satellite Radio||Standard||Not included|
– By: Omar Rana