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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,923
$16,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,545
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$286 / 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
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.76
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.28
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.00
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 35.35
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.30
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.70
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 181.00
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.30
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 105.70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 70.70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
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)
9.1 x 1.3 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.9 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 P215/60R16
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)
2804 3093
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA MZ0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.7
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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