Pricing for 2016 Cruze to Start at $17,495

DETROIT – Pricing for the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will start at $17,495 when it goes on sale next spring, General Motors Co. announced Wednesday.

The base price for the Cruze, built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio plant, is nearly $2,000 less than the 2016 Honda Civic LX, GM noted.

“Larger, lighter and roomier than the 2015 model – including two inches more rear knee room – the new Cruze will be  offered in L, LS, LT and Premier models,”  the automaker said. An all-new, direct-injected 1.4L turbo engine generates an estimated 153 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard.

Pricing for the Cruze LS with an automatic transmission starts at $19,995 with GM-estimated highway fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon. Environmental Protection Agency estimates are not yet available, GM said.

Suggested retail pricing for all models is:

  • L manual – $17,495
  • LS manual – $18,995
  • LS automatic – $19,995
  • LT automatic- $21,995
  • Premier automatic – $23,995.

The redesigned and re-engineered Cruze will offer features including standard Chevrolet MyLink radio with a 7-inch-diagonal screen, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates as well as a compatible smartphone. OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot and a standard rear-vision camera are also available.

Other active safety features are available depending on the model. They include side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist and forward collision alert.

Pictured: The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

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