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2013 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan LS
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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4-Door Manual Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 57.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.40
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36.4
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 2804
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 115 @ 5200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.93
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5
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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