We're just five days away from the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to retail buyers at GM's Lordstown plant, and today those looking to be among the first in line can get a feel for what sort of options and pricing they can expect thanks to the new configuration tool on Chevrolet's site.
Starting at $16,275 (excluding delivery) the 2011 Cruze gets a standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine across all trims, including the base LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ. The 1LT starts from $18,175, the 2LT from $20,675, and the LTZ from $21,975. For each incremental jump in trim level, you get a range of appearance and feature upgrades. Unfortunately, the comely Euorpean and Australian-market Cruze hatchback isn't one of the options.
For example, the 1LT adds body-color power side mirrors and an automatic transmission to the base LS spec, while the 2LT throws in a 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power seats, steering-wheel audio controls and remote start. The range-topping LTZ gussies up with 18-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, chrome door handles, automatic climate control, an upgraded instrument cluster, rear park assist, plus Bluetooth and USB connectivity.