The Cruze is Chevrolet’s best-selling car the world over, with more than 3.5 million sold to happy buyers since the line’s introduction in 2008. That makes any change to the body a risk, but the team at Chevy has never been risk-averse, and their efforts with the 2017 Cruze have really paid off.
It’s a sharp-looking vehicle with a long, tapered front balanced by a sleek roof. The hatch looks just like the sedan, with only the roof and the rear end changed to produce the kind of interior dimensions that make the Cruze so popular. For those who like to firmly stand out from the crowd, the available RS package will offer:
- Unique Front and Rear Fascias
- Rocker Panels
- Rear Spoiler
- Fog Lamps
- 18-Inch Wheels
The 2017 Chevrolet comes with a 1.4L turbo engine as standard, allowing it to achieve a precise balance of power and efficiency. Troy and Schenectady drivers will feel themselves sprinting from standstill to steady cruising in seconds thanks to a 153 horsepower, 177 lb-t of torque output, and you’ll be given a choice between a six-speed manual or a HydraMatic six-speed auto transmission to deliver a projected 40 mpg on the highway.
Combine that kind of smooth, high-end power with the Cruze’s all-new architecture – which drops 200 pounds (91 kg) from the previous model – and you’ll begin to grasp just how engaging the vehicle’s ride is set to be.
The Cruze had clearly been built to deliver an agile, enjoyable drive, but it makes no sacrifices when it comes to practicality. There’s up to 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, so you’ll have more than enough for carrying everyday loads and taking home the weekly groceries. Of course, you can always fold down the rear seats to enjoy an even more impressive 47.2 cubic feet of space.
Those dimensions are combined with a range of comfort features, with the following available for Troy and Schenectady drivers:
- Athens Leather-Appointed Seating Surfaces
- Heated Front Seats
- Heated Rear Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze promises to outfit its spacious and comfortable cabin with a comprehensive range of onboard technologies, with the following features already announced:
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto: Segment-first Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard functionality means that you can connect your smartphone right up to the Cruze, then take calls and use select apps on the vehicle’s Chevrolet MyLink display system.
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi: Ever fail to find a signal when you’re out and about? With the 2017 Cruze, there will be no need to worry – this available system turns your car into a rolling hotspot, offering a more powerful connection than your smartphone and the strength to connect up to seven devices.
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze achieved a top score of 5-stars after crash testing conducted by the NHTSA, and the 2017 model is expected to replicate that level of protection. A high-strength steel frame will form the core of every model to ensure that collision energy is directed away from occupants in the unlikely event of a crash, and an OnStar automatic crash response system will come as standard.
You’ll also be able to add a number of advanced driver assistance technologies, including:
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Keep Assist
- Forward Collision Alert
Other available features will include a Teen Driver function – which sets parents view their kid’s driving habits – and Rear Park Assist – which uses ultrasonic sensors to guide you effortlessly into tight parking spaces.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Will Reinvent an Automotive Masterpiece
Troy and Schenectady drivers are among those who have made the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze such a popular vehicle, so they’ll be thrilled to hear that the 2017 model will retain what’s loved while adding a whole host of upgrades. To find out more, just contact one of the team at Depaula Chevrolet today. We hope to see you soon!