2011 Chevrolet Cruze – A Review

1 comment, 30/03/2011, by , in Auto Reviews, Chevrolet

GM found suffered from deteriorated growth during last four years probably because of Chevrolet’s Cobalt compact sedan that is not able to cope today’s cut throat competition. Even their debut for 2005 year couldn’t survive in competitive environment. During past few years GM recognized the need to put quality in all their product segments including Chevrolet.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

That’s what exactly different in 2011 Chevrolet’s Cruze auto. GM understood conservative styles are not attractive and made spacious high quality Cruze as a new entrant to the compact cars world. It beats Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and outstanding Cobalt in design and performance domain and has given them a perfect competition hit. It leads in quality, styling, driving, exterior look and interior features.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Body Styles and Trim Levels

A valid complaint about Cruve is its conservative style and currently compact designs are being praised highly like 2012 Ford. Eco, Ls, LT and LTZ are 4 main trim levels of the 2011 Chevrolet.

LS is characterized by steel wheels of sixteen inch, a sloped steering, air conditioning facility, a flexible 8 way driving seat, rear split seat of size sixty by forty, a jaunt computer with full power speakers, MP3 CD player and radio.
Eco is a fuel efficient Cruve at the maximum level. In addition to characteristics of LS Eco has some enhancements like aerodynamic upgrading, low-weighted wheels, less resistant tires, a low volume fuel carrying tank to minimize weight further.

LT is actually a combination of 1LT along with 2LT. The combined features of these two are reflected in LT as turbocharged engine, chromed and alloy wheels, color keyed side mirrors, 6-way driver seat, floor mats, heated front seats, mounted steering wheel, USB port, iPod port, Bluetooth.

LTZ is pollution controlled Cruve with eighteen inch alloy wheels; auto dimming mirror with back view and 4 wheel disc brakes.

Some exterior features are common among all trim levels i.e. colored body doors handles and side mirrors.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Power and Performance

LS come with 1.8 lt. inline 4 giving 136 hp as well as 123 pound-ft of torque. Eco, LT and LTZ have hp 138 and lb ft of torque equipped with turbocharged 1.4 lt. inline.LT and LTZ have standard automatic transmission of 6-speed whereas other two trims have option of manual transmission with same six-speed. Cruze LTZ can be accelerated to 60 meter per hour in 9.6 seconds.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Handsome Look

The sedan is as elegant and handsome as most of the European sport cars. Normally the designs of Chevrolet are appealing and lauded but some exterior features of Chevrolet 2011 are worth mentioning. It looks more elongated because of its 3 window design, bodyline, high beltline, headlights shape, front end give a more spacious and wider appearance to the sedan. As it’s equipped with a more spacious interior side it’s a mid size auto rather than compact one but still beats its longitudinal bodied competitor autos.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Safety

All 2011 Chevrolet Cruze models assure safety by winning top five-star rating of safety in crash testing in addition to getting highest score in frontal offset and side impact testing conducted by Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. In brake testing this category of cars also leads. Safety is guaranteed by some attributes of this sedan like antilock brakes, side and front knee airbags and standard impact airbags.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Driving Feeling

2011 Chevrolet Cruze is as comfortable in drive as handsome it is. High quality ride makes it more sophisticated with no jolting and secure handling. Driver’s satisfaction is enhanced by its engine quality that provides absolute acceleration as it is turbocharged. High torque makes the ride more enjoyable.

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