2011 Chevrolet Cruze

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$16,525-$22,225
$15,864-$21,336
24 CITY / 36 HWY
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Overview

The Chevrolet Cruze is all-new to the U.S.A. for 2011, although the current incarnation of the Cruze has been sold elsewhere since 2008. The Cruze is a small sedan that replaces the Cobalt in Chevrolet's lineup.

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is available in four trim levels. The base (Cruze LS) model features 16-inch steel wheels, some power accessories, air conditioning, OnStar emergency communications, manual adjustable driver's seat, and a 6-speaker sound system. The Cruze Eco has roughly the same list of features, but a few tweaks have been made to lighten it and thus make it more fuel-efficient, including a unique front fascia air dam, lower front grille air shutter, and rear spoiler. The Cruze LT trim comes in two levels. The 1LT adds a turbocharged engine, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a few more power features; the 2LT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, power driver's seat, keyless ignition, cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Cruze LTZ trim features 18-inch wheels, 6-speed automatic transmission, automatic climate control, sport suspension, and other enhancements. Options include a hard-drive-based navigation system, sunroof, and upgraded sound system.

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze's base engine is a 136-horsepower, 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The other trims employ a turbocharged, 138-horsepower, 1.4-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine that delivers 24 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway in the LT and LTZ trims, and 28/42 in the lightweight Eco trim with manual transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze include anti-lock brakes (front disc and rear drum on the lower trims, 4-wheel disc brakes on the LTZ), stability control, front and rear side air bags, side curtain air bags, and driver and front passenger knee air bags. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Cruze 5 (out of 5) stars for front- and side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Cruze highest-possible \"Good\" scores in both frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze was $17,275.

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  • Name ECO w/1XF (4dr Sdn) Transmission automatic w/OD MSRP 18425.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/37
  • Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission automatic w/OD MSRP 16525.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
  • Name LT w/1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission automatic w/OD MSRP 18425.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 24/36
  • Name LT w/2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission automatic w/OD MSRP 20925.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 24/36
  • Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission automatic w/OD MSRP 22225.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 24/36
INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints
  • 1LT/1XF Interior Appearance includes LS Interior Appearance content plus Polar Silver accent rings on door speaker covers
  • Seat trim, Premium cloth
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on all 3 positions (Center head restraint included and only available with (MH8) 6-speed automatic transmission.)
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way manual
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way manual
  • Console, center with sliding armrest, storage, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets and dual cup holders
  • Center stack, integrated with ambient LED back lighting
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel (Rear seat armrest included only when (MH8) 6-speed automatic transmission is ordered.)
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, located in center console
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke, comfort grip
  • Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all and driver Express Up
  • Door locks, power
  • Key, primary foldable, additional foldable
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Theft-deterrent system with anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone electronic includes air filter
  • Rear air ducts, floor mounted
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior dome with theater dimming, dual map lights, illuminated trunk area
  • Convenience hooks, rear
  • LS Interior Appearance includes Premium cloth seating, Silver-painted center stack and instrument panel cluster accent rings
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on all 3 positions
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all
  • Armrest, rear center, articulating, with dual cup holders
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash (Deleted when (UQA) Pioneer premium audio system is ordered.)
  • Cargo cover compartment, trunk lower load floor provides flat load floor for vehicles equipped with (WTC) tire sealant and inflator kit (Deleted when (P76) compact spare tire and wheel is ordered.)
  • 2LT Interior Appearance includes 1LT Interior Appearance content plus Meridian Leather-appointed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with Polar Silver accent and leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Seat trim, Meridian leather-appointed seats, front and rear
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger with 3 warmth settings
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recliner
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke with polar silver accent
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Cruise control
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • LTZ Interior Appearance includes 2LT Interior Appearance content plus uplevel jeweled instrument panel cluster and chrome trim rings and optic check accent trim on center stack and console
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control includes air filter
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors (Included and only available with (PDD) 2LT Driver Convenience Package.)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) forged light-weight polished alloy
  • Tires, P215/55R17 all-season, blackwall, Ultra low rolling resistance
  • ECO Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors, 17" (43.2 cm) forged light-weight polished alloy wheels, unique front fascia air dam and spoiler
  • Aero Performance Package includes lower front grille air shutter, raised front license plate bracket, mid-body aero panels and dealer-installed front fascia air dam (part placed in trunk at plant)
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and delay feature
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with silver-painted wheel covers
  • Tires, P215/60R16, all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • Wheel covers, silver painted (Included and only available with (PWM) 16" (40.6 cm) steel wheels.)
  • LS Exterior Appearance includes Black outside mirrors, Silver-painted wheel covers, body-color door handles, chrome belt molding, chrome deck lid applique and Black grille with chrome surround
  • Mirrors, outside manual, Black, manual-folding
  • LT Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) 5-spoke machined-face alloy
  • LT Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors (Wheels upgrade to 16" (40.6 cm) machined-face alloy wheels.)
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) double 5-spoke flangeless silver-painted alloy
  • Tires, P225/45R18 all-season, blackwall
  • LTZ Exterior Appearance includes LT Exterior Appearance content plus 18" (45.7 cm) machined-face alloy wheels and chrome door handles
  • Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI, Turbo with water cooled bearings (estimated 138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual with triple overdrive ECO gear set
  • Axle, 3.83 final drive ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Suspension, front independent McPherson strut, aluminum control arms with hydraulic bushings, 25mm hollow stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank
  • Steering, power, electric, rack-mounted
  • Brakes, front disc/rear drum
  • Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (estimated 136 hp [101.4 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 123 lb-ft of torque [166.1 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual with overdrive
  • Enhanced Acoustic Package
  • Axle, 3.94 final drive ratio
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank with Z-link for enhanced rear stability
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.87 final drive ratio
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Includes (BTV) remote vehicle starter system.)
  • Suspension, Sport Tuned
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc
PACKAGE
  • 2LT Driver Convenience Package includes (DD8) auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, (D6I) driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered visors, (DWE) outside heated, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding mirrors and (UD7) Rear Parking Assist
SAFETY
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Traction control
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal driver and frontal front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual an
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, front height adjustable
  • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Rear Parking Assist
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, graphical display
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
  • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

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