2011 Chevrolet Cruze – the typical family car?

This 4 door sedan comes with 450 liters of luggage space in the boot while it looking very compact inside gives you the impression that it might not be a very spacious vehicle. But that is not the case because it is actually quite large and very comfortably sits 5 adults without much problems although driving is reported to be a bit less ergonomic, particularly with the arm rest in the middle. Having said that, it has a really nice looking steering wheel with fabric inserts along the dashboard and such.

Depending on which variant you are driving where you can get all types of accessories and equipments but those that come with the Cruze as standard equipments include 6 airbags, rear parking sensor system, a cruise control system, climate control and stability control system.

The Cobalt replacement model will be available in 3 different trim levels namely LS, LT and LTZ. Under the hood of the LS is where you will get a 139 horsepower and 176Nm of torque 1.8 liter petrol engine mated with a 5 speed gear box. With this, you will get from zero to hundred in 10 seconds. The other 2 trims, LT and LTZ is the more powerful 140 horses turbocharged engine which is a 1.4 liter 4 cylinder version mated with either a 6 speed automatic or manual transmission gearbox. For the LS and LT versions you get 16 inch wheels while the top of the range LTZ gets you another inch more.

Chevrolet is expecting the Cruze to compete with the likes of the Kia Cee’d although the latter is known to be slightly cheaper and more value for money. After all, as a typical sedan, the Cruze really is more or less a.. well.. sedan. There really isn’t more to it than just that so you should not expect much from the Cruze although it still is a practical family car at the end of the day.