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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Overview

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The 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited features a starting MSRP of $16,120

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited
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The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited is a compact sedan with a starting MSRP of $16,120. Besides being affordable and fuel-efficient, the Chevrolet Cruze Limited also offers a turbocharged engine and a sophisticated interior cabin. The Cruze Limited competes in the same segment as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Hyundai Elantra.

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited is offered six trims: L (Manual), LS (Manual or Automatic), 1LT (Manual or Automatic), ECO (Manual or Automatic), 2LT (Automatic), and LTZ (Automatic).

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited comes standard with a Ecotec 1.8-liter DOHC engine

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What’s new for the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited?

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited is a carryover model from 2015 with “Limited” attached to its title. The only other change is that the 2016 Cruze Limited does not offer the diesel engine from last year’s model.

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The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited comes with 16-inch wheels with Silver-painted wheel covers

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Exterior

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited offers a bold and refined exterior styling, which is reminiscent of both the larger Chevy Malibu and even larger Chevy Impala. The Chevrolet Cruze Limited comes standard with 16-inch wheels and daytime running lamps. Exterior color options for the Cruze Limited include Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Champagne Silver Metallic, Blue Ray Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Red Hot, Black Granite Metallic, and Siren Red Tintcoat.

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Exterior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze L Manual

  • 16-inch wheels with Silver-painted wheel covers, Solar absorbing and tinted glass, Daytime Running Lamps, Power-adjustable outside mirrors, Front intermittent variable wipers

Exterior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LS Manual/Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on L: Compact spare tire and wheel

Exterior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Manual/Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on LS: 16-inch painted aluminum wheels

Exterior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze ECO Manual/Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on 1LT: 17-inch light-weight forged polished alloy wheels, Rear spoiler

Exterior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on ECO: 17-inch 5-spoke flangeless alloy wheels

Exterior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2LT: 18-inch split 5-spoke flangeless Silver-painted alloy wheels; Heated, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding outside mirrors

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The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited comes standard with a 138 hp four-cylinder engine

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Performance

There are two available engines for the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited:

  • A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine good for 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque comes standard on the L and LS trims.
  • A turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine good for 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque comes equipped on the 1LT, ECO, 2LT, and LTZ trims.

Buyers also have the choice between a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission. The manual is standard for the L, LS, LT, and Eco trims, while the automatic is standard for the LTZ model.

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$16,120 is the starting MSRP of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Efficiency

Fuel efficiency for the FWD 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited is dependent on the buyer’s choice of engine, transmission, and trim level:

  • When equipped with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission, the Cruze Limited yields 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
  • When equipped with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the Cruze Limited yields 23 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
  • When equipped with the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission, the Cruze Limited yields 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
  • When equipped with the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the Cruze Limited yields 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
  • When equipped with the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission, the Cruze ECO yields 28 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway.
  • When equipped with the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the Cruze ECO yields 26 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited comes standard with a 15.6 gallon fuel tank.

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A USB port and Bluetooth come standard with the

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Interior

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited features a sophisticated and well-designed interior. For a compact sedan, the Cruze Limited is unexpectedly spacious and it actually qualifies as a mid-size sedan, according to the EPA. The Cruze Limited comes standard with premium cloth seats, a USB port, Bluetooth, and an AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback In addition, the Cruze Limited features 15 cubic-feet of trunk space. Furthermore, the Cruze Limited is available with OnStar with 4G LTE and WiFi hotspot capability.

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Interior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze L Manual

  • Single-zone air conditioning, Premium cloth seat trim, 6-way driver and front passenger manual seat adjusters, Front bucket seats, Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls, Power windows with Express-Down on all, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, 6-speaker audio system, USB port, Bluetooth, Oil life monitoring system, Tire pressure monitor

Interior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LS Manual/Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on L: Carpeted front and rear floor mats, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Interior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Manual/Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on LS: Rear center articulating armrest, Cruise control, Power windows with Express-Down on all and Express-Up on driver,

Interior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze ECO Manual/Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on 1LT: Chevrolet MyLink with Bluetooth streaming

Interior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on ECO: Meridian leather-appointed seat trims for front and rear seats, 6-way driver power seat adjuster, Heated driver and front passenger seats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with polar silver accent, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, Remote vehicle starter system

Interior available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Automatic

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2LT: Single-zone automatic climate control, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Keyless access with push-button start, Rear vision camera

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The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze comes with a number of advacned safety features, such as an available rearview camera

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Safety

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze earned the best possible safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Chevrolet Cruze Limited offers advanced safety features such as 10 standard airbags, a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, and side blind zone alert.

Standard Safety Features

  • 10 standard air bags
  • OnStar Guidance plan (6 months)
  • 4-wheel antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lamps
  • LATCH system
  • OnStar Basic Plan (5 years)
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System
  • Traction Control

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