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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,530
$14,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,130
$15,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$259 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.00 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.35 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.30 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.40 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.76 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.90 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.28 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.30 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.70 104.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.70 70.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.70 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 181.00 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.10 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 15.7
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 16.40
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QYW NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3093 2804
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LUW NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 115 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.18
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.95
Trans Order Code MZ0 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.28
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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