The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited is offered in L, LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ models -- all in a 4-door sedan body style. An ECO model slots between the 1LT and 2LT in pricing. A diesel-powered is at the top of the price range.
Each trim level except the 2LT and LTZ is offered with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, but the 2LT and LTZ are automatic-only. Base LS models are powered by a 138-horsepower, 1.8L Ecotec 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing. All LT, LTZ and ECO models include a 1.4L Ecotec turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that also makes 138 horsepower, but generates 148 pound-feet of torque in a lower rev range. It's also smoother and earns better mileage -- 26 mpg city, 38 highway with the LT and LTZ, or 28/42 mpg on economy-minded ECO models. ECO models also include a number of functional changes that earn its better mileage, like lightweight alloy wheels, aerodynamic improvements and a taller drive ratio.
The Clean Turbo Diesel features a 2.0L turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine under the hood; it makes 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque -- more than some V6 engines. Thanks to an "overboost" function that pushes torque to 280 pound-feet for ten seconds at a time, it can accelerate the Cruze Limited to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. Meanwhile, it earns an EPA highway rating of 46 mpg and passes the most stringent 50-state emissions standards (Tier 2 Bin 5), thanks to an exhaust after-treatment fluid system.
The diesel engine is only paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and it includes some of the same upgrades as the Cruze Limited ECO, such as ultra-low-rolling-resistance tires, a rear spoiler and the Aero Performance Package and leather upholstery. To provide plenty of cold-cranking power there's an upgraded 800-amp battery and a 140-amp alternator as well as biodiesel-compatibility with blends up to 20-percent biodiesel (B20).
The Cruze Limited is 181 inches long, with a wheelbase of nearly 106 inches, so it's not surprising that this amounts to one of the most spacious compact-car cabins; it almost feels like a mid-size, and there's a big, well-shaped 15-cubic-foot trunk. The twin-cockpit look to the instrument panel is backlit with LEDs, while there are soft-touch materials throughout, plus well-integrated infotainment displays.
Base LS models of the Cruze Limited include cloth upholstery and steel wheels, plus power windows and locks, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free communication. Cruze Limited 1LT models add a lot of popular features like cruise control, an express-up driver's window, and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob. On top of that, the ECO model adds Chevrolet MyLink connectivity (with streaming audio, voice recognition and compatibility with some smartphone audio apps), plus a 7-inch color touch screen and 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels. 2LT models step up to Meridian leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power driver seat. Then at the top of the line, the LTZ gets automatic climate control, a rear vision camera, vanity mirrors, heated outside mirrors, fog lamps and keyless entry, among other additions.
The Driver Convenience Package adds vanity mirrors, a rear vision camera and power adjustable mirrors to the 2LT, while a Technology Package can add MyLink to the 1LT. An RS Appearance Package brings a sporty look to either LT or LTZ models, adding rocker moldings, a rear spoiler, fog lamps, and unique fascias, as well as ice-blue backlighting and opaque instrument cluster bezels. 4G LTE Wi-Fi is also available.
The Cruze Limited includes ten standard airbags, including front knee bags and rear seat-mounted side bags. Add the Enhanced Safety Package and the Cruze Limited comes with features atypical in this class: Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist.
Excellent Safety And Occupant Protection
Great Fuel Economy In ECO Variant
With the Chevrolet's compact Cruze sedan set to be redesigned for 2016, the Cruze Limited is a carried over version of the pre-redesigned Cruze from 2015.
The 2016 Cruze Limited is a refined compact sedan, offering a choice of powertrains, excellent ride comfort and top-tier safety features and amenities. The Cruze Limited is built on a global platform and its safety performance has been tested and proven with top results in many of the world's crash-test programs. It also offers more active safety options than is typical in this class. For those who want to keep compact but use the back seat occasionally, the Cruze Limited is particularly roomy, with a quiet, comfortable ride and some excellent connectivity with the Chevrolet MyLink.
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
Front wheel drive
Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
Alternator, 130 amps
Suspension, front independent McPherson strut, aluminum control arms with hydraulic bushings, 25mm hollow stabilizer bar
Suspension, rear, compound crank
Steering, power, electric, rack-mounted
Brakes, front disc/rear drum
Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) painted aluminum
Tires, P215/60R16, all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
1LT Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors, chrome belt moldings and 16" (40.6 cm) painted aluminum wheels
Tire, compact spare and spare wheel, includes jack and lug nut wrench
Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and delay feature
Daytime Running Lamps, LED
Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are body-color.)
Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
Wipers, front intermittent, variable
Door handles, body-color
Audio system AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, graphical display
Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
Enhanced Acoustic Package
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio interface, USB port, located in center console (Deleted when PCR Technology Package is ordered.)
Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
Seats, front bucket with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints
LS, 1LT and ECO Interior Appearance includes Premium cloth seating, Silver-painted center stack and instrument panel cluster accent rings, and open instrument panel storage bin
Seat trim, Premium cloth
Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual
Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on outboard positions
Armrest, rear center, articulating, with dual cup holders
Console, center with sliding armrest, storage, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets and dual cup holders
Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, located in center console
Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Steering wheel, 3-spoke, comfort grip
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure, oil life remaining and compass
Oil life monitoring system
Center stack, integrated with ambient LED back lighting
Windows, power with Express-Down on all and driver Express Up
Door locks, power, programmable, with lockout protection
Remote Keyless Entry
Theft-deterrent system with anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
Air conditioning, single-zone electronic includes air filter
Rear air ducts, floor mounted
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
Lighting, interior dome with theater dimming, dual map lights, illuminated trunk area
Convenience hooks, rear
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, front height adjustable
Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
Door locks, rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
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