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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,864 $16,525
4-Door Sedan ECO w/1XF 28 42 $17,688 $18,425
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 36 $17,688 $18,425
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 36 $20,088 $20,925
4-Door Sedan LTZ 24 36 $21,336 $22,225
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Ulsan Plant) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,864
$14,536
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,525
$14,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$249 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Chevy Cruze certainly isn't a car that will set your heart racing, but it manages to combine a refined ride quality and tactile interior with the no-nonsense, space-efficient packaging--all with good value for the money. 38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sedan Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 95.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 33.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 181.0 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 14.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 12.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QYW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 2661 (est)
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.24 2.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 136 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 3800 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code LUW NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 38
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.26
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.58
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.96
Trans Order Code MZ0 NA
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 0.98
Trans Description Cont. manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.63
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.31
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cruze Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Z-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2 5.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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