2011 Chevrolet Cruze Overview
Set to replace the Cobalt, the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan is a major upgrade on almost every front with a winning blend of style, quality materials, fuel-efficiency all at an affordable price.
There are several new things about the 2011 Cruze that could be analyzed till the cows come home, but the most noticeable has to be the two new four-cylinder engines. A 1.8-liter, 136-horsepower engine and an optional 1.4-liter, turbocharged engine that produces 138-horsepower. It doesn’t seem like much of a difference, but the turbocharged engine provides an increase of torque from 123 pounds-feet to 148-pounds-feet, which will help you get off the line much faster. Both engines are mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
The 2011 Chevy Cruze is available in four trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ with a fuel-sipping Eco version later in the year. All trims immediately provide a stylish interior with more room and enhanced quality materials. One look at the interior and you’ll immediately notice its sleek lines and modern look. The Cruze boasts a large trunk with 15 cubic feet of storage space. Those features, coupled with both peppy engines alone give the 2011 Cruze a huge leg-up on the outgoing Cobalt. Competitors include the Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Mazda3.
Standard interior features include: air-conditioning, eight-way manual adjustable driver seat, OnStar, 16-inch wheels, 60/40-split rear seat, trip computer, six-speaker stereo with a CD player, auxiliary input jack and satellite radio. Take it up a notch with the optional remote vehicle start, leather upholstery, six-way power driver seat, heated front seats, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB/iPod port, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, automatic climate control, navigation system and sunroof.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Cruze has you and yours covered with a segment leading 10 airbags, antilock brakes and an electric stability system with traction control as standard equipment.
Set to take hold in the competitive compact sedan segment, the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze provides a fresh look, enhanced performance and more room at a reliable price.