2013 Chevrolet Cruze Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$17,130-$23,550
$16,530-$22,490
25 /CITY / 38 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • Enhanced Safety package includes rear park-assist sensors, side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Technology package with MyLink, color touch-screen radio, reversing camera
  • Standard Chevrolet MyLink with Bluetooth connectivity on higher trim levels
  • Standard color touch-screen radio on higher trim levels
  • Cruze LS optional 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Driver Convenience packages for Cruze LT trims
  • Three exterior colors have been added

Exterior Features
Chevrolet sells the 2013 Cruze in LS, LT, LTZ, and Eco trim levels. All trim levels except the LS have aluminum wheels. The Cruze LTZ features fog lights, body-color side mirrors, and chrome door handles.

Interior Features
The 2013 Cruze LS is equipped with air conditioning, basic Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and a stereo with CD player, USB port, and an auxiliary audio input jack.

Optional Features
Higher Cruze trim levels feature cruise control, heated outside mirrors, power driver's seat, remote engine starting, and a reversing camera. Also available are a color touch-screen radio with Chevy MyLink and Bluetooth streaming audio, as well as leather, automatic climate control, premium Pioneer audio system, power sunroof, and a navigation system. An RS package offers sportier styling.

Under the Hood
A 138-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on the Cruze LS. All other Cruze models are equipped with a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower, but adds extra torque spread across a broader rev range. Both engines power the Cruze's front wheels through a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Cruze are as follows:
  • Cruze LS with manual transmission: 25/36/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Cruze LS with automatic transmission: 22/35/27 mpg
  • Cruze LT/LTZ with manual transmission: 26/38/30 mpg
  • Cruze LT/LTZ with automatic transmission: 26/38/30 mpg
  • Cruze Eco with manual transmission: 28/42/33 mpg
  • Cruze Eco with automatic transmission: 26/39/31 mpg

Safety
Every 2013 Cruze is equipped with 10 air bags, traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and 6 months of free OnStar services, including Automatic Crash Response. A reversing camera is available, and the Cruze can be equipped with rear park-assist sensors, side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert systems. An available RemoteLink mobile application provides a FamilyLink vehicle location alert service.

As this overview was published, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had not tested the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. However, the structurally identical 2012 model received a 5- (out of 5) star overall crash-test rating from the NHTSA. Also, the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What's New for 2013:

  • Enhanced Safety package includes rear park-assist sensors, side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Technology package with MyLink, color touch-screen radio, reversing camera
  • Standard Chevrolet MyLink with Bluetooth connectivity on higher trim levels
  • Standard color touch-screen radio on higher trim levels
  • Cruze LS optional 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Driver Convenience packages for Cruze LT trims
  • Three exterior colors have been added

Exterior Features
Chevrolet sells the 2013 Cruze in LS, LT, LTZ, and Eco trim levels. All trim levels except the LS have aluminum wheels. The Cruze LTZ features fog lights, body-color side mirrors, and chrome door handles.

Interior Features
The 2013 Cruze LS is equipped with air conditioning, basic Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and a stereo with CD player, USB port, and an auxiliary audio input jack.

Optional Features
Higher Cruze trim levels feature cruise control, heated outside mirrors, power driver's seat, remote engine starting, and a reversing camera. Also available are a color touch-screen radio with Chevy MyLink and Bluetooth streaming audio, as well as leather, automatic climate control, premium Pioneer audio system, power sunroof, and a navigation system. An RS package offers sportier styling.

Under the Hood
A 138-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on the Cruze LS. All other Cruze models are equipped with a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower, but adds extra torque spread across a broader rev range. Both engines power the Cruze's front wheels through a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Cruze are as follows:
  • Cruze LS with manual transmission: 25/36/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Cruze LS with automatic transmission: 22/35/27 mpg
  • Cruze LT/LTZ with manual transmission: 26/38/30 mpg
  • Cruze LT/LTZ with automatic transmission: 26/38/30 mpg
  • Cruze Eco with manual transmission: 28/42/33 mpg
  • Cruze Eco with automatic transmission: 26/39/31 mpg

Safety
Every 2013 Cruze is equipped with 10 air bags, traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and 6 months of free OnStar services, including Automatic Crash Response. A reversing camera is available, and the Cruze can be equipped with rear park-assist sensors, side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert systems. An available RemoteLink mobile application provides a FamilyLink vehicle location alert service.

As this overview was published, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had not tested the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. However, the structurally identical 2012 model received a 5- (out of 5) star overall crash-test rating from the NHTSA. Also, the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Available Trims for the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 17130.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 25/36
Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18225.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 22/35
Name ECO (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 19680.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 28/42
Name ECO (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20875.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/39
Name 1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 18560.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name 1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19655.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name 2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 21040.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name 2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22325.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 23550.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 26/38
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints
  • LS Interior Appearance includes Premium cloth seating, Silver-painted center stack and instrument panel cluster accent rings, and open instrument panel storage bin
  • Seat trim, Premium cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on outboard positions
  • Armrest, rear center, articulating, with dual cup holders
  • Console, center with sliding armrest, storage, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets and dual cup holders
  • 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
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls (Deleted when UE0 OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • 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
  • Center stack, integrated with ambient LED back lighting
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all
  • 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
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel
  • 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
  • 1LT/ECO Interior Appearance includes LS Interior Appearance content plus auxiliary glovebox in center dash, leather-wrapped steering wheel with Polar Silver accent and leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke with polar silver accent
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all and driver Express Up
  • Cruise control
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash (Deleted when (UQA) Pioneer premium audio system is ordered.)
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel (Rear seat armrest not included.)
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash (Deleted when (PDU) All-Star Edition is ordered.)
  • 2LT Interior Appearance includes 1LT Interior Appearance content plus Meridian Leather-appointed seats
  • 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
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • 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
  • Keyless Access
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control includes air filter
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with silver-painted wheel covers
  • Tires, P215/60R16, all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • LS Exterior Appearance includes Black outside mirrors, Silver-painted wheel covers, body-color door handles, chrome deck lid applique and Black grille with chrome surround
  • Wheel covers, bolt-on, silver-painted
  • Tire, compact spare and spare wheel, includes jack and lug nut wrench
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and delay feature
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are Black.)
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) forged light-weight polished alloy
  • Tires, P215/55R17 all-season, blackwall, Ultra low rolling resistance
  • ECO Exterior Appearance includes LT Exterior Appearance content plus 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 for required states, mid-body aero panels and dealer-installed front fascia air dam (part placed in trunk at plant)
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Deleted when (PDC) ECO Driver Convenience Package is ordered. Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) 5-spoke machined-face alloy
  • 1LT Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors, chrome belt moldings and 16" (40.6 cm) machined-face alloy wheels
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Deleted when (PDB) 1LT Driver Convenience Package is ordered. Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) 5-spoke flangeless alloy
  • Tires, P225/50R17, all-season, blackwall
  • 2LT Exterior Appearance includes 1LT Exterior Appearance content plus 17" (43.2 cm) 5-spoke flangeless alloy wheels
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Deleted when (PDD) 2LT Driver Convenience Package is ordered. Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) split 5-spoke flangeless silver-painted alloy
  • Tires, P225/45R18 all-season, blackwall
  • LTZ Exterior Appearance includes LT Exterior Appearance content plus fog lamps, 18" (45.7 cm) silver-painted alloy wheels and chrome door handles
  • Fog lamps, front (Includes chrome trim when (PDZ) RS Package is ordered.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm) (Requires (FE9) Federal emissions requirements.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.94 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
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.72 final drive ratio
  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 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
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank with Z-link for enhanced rear stability
  • Suspension, Sport Tuned
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc
  • Keyless start, switch
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
    • Traction control
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (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
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    • Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Color Touch Radio
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, graphical display
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Deleted when UE0 OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Enhanced Acoustic Package
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console (Deleted when UE0 OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Audio system Color Touch AM/FM stereo with USB port, CD player and MP3 playback capability, includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display
    • Chevrolet MyLink includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art); software updatable for radio software and Gracenote database
    • 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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