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2013 Chevy Cruze Overview

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2013 Chevy Cruze Overview

What’s New for the 2013 Chevy Cruze

The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze sees a few changes with updated infotainment and safety features.

2013 Chevy Cruze Exterior

In a market that’s become saturated with small sedans, it can be hard to stand out. With its sharp body details and distinct front end, the 2013 Chevy Cruze makes sure its not forgotten in the crowd, attracting younger buyers with its athletic appearances and array of color choices.

2013 Chevy Cruze Performance

Depending on the model you choose, the powertrain options for the 2013 Cruze differ. The Cruze LS is powered by a 1.8-liter inline-4 that produces 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. The Eco, LT, and LTZ models are all powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4 that churns out a bit more power with 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard alongside front-wheel-drive with the exception of the LTZ, which is standard with a six-speed automatic.

2013 Chevy Cruze Efficiency

According to the EPA, estimated fuel economy for the Cruze’s 1.8-liter engine is 29 mpg combined for the manual transmission and 27 combined for the automatic. The turbocharged engine is rated at 30 mpg combined, while the Cruze Eco earns 33 mpg combined with the manual and 31 with the automatic.

2013 Chevy Cruze Interior

With its two-tone color schemes and quality materials, the cabin of the 2013 Cruze is much more upscale than its competitors. The updated electronics interface makes it staying connected easier than before, while also using Chevy MyLink to provide smartphone integration and enhanced voice control. The seats are beyond supportive, while legroom for passengers is only average for its segment.

2013 Chevy Cruze Safety

Government crash tests have found the 2013 Cruze to be top-notch when it comes to safety, awarding the sedan a five out of five star rating for overall crashworthiness. Standard safety features for the Cruze include antilock brakes, stability control, and multiple airbags. OnStar is also standard, providing passengers with automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, and stole vehicle assistance. Optional safety features include blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert.