2015 Chevrolet Cruze review

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Chevrolet Cruze highlights

Customer rating


  • Good manners behind the wheel
  • Two turbocharged engine options
  • Plenty of trunk space


  • Smaller passenger space than competitors
  • Six-speed automatic transmission is sluggish
  • The seat comfort lags behind competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 35 highway, 27 combined

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A fun-to-drive compact sedan

Combining responsive steering, a trio of peppy engine options, and a few modern technology touches, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is an ideal commuter sedan. The interior design is pleasantly simple and contemporary, with everything in easy reach on the center console. There’s also a pair of gas and diesel engine options, which zip competently around town. While there is an available six-speed automatic transmission, the standard six-speed manual brings some engagement back into the driving experience. Lastly, a selection of tech features meets the needs of every modern commuter.

All Chevrolet Cruze years

What is new for the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze?

  • The Cruze is available in a new trim called the L.
  • Lane Departure Warning features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

1. Lots of storage space 

It’s not hard to find a place to store things in the interior of a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. That’s because sizable door pockets, cubbies, and storage areas efficiently use the cabin space. Plus, the 60/40 split folding seats let you flex the trunk size, carrying oversized items without sacrificing the whole back seat. Lastly, the 15 cu-ft of trunk space is ample for the gear you need to bring along. 

2. Three engaging engines 

You’re spoiled for choice in the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, which offers a selection of three engines and two different transmissions. For example, the L and LS trims have a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that makes 183 hp, while LT, LTZ, and Eco trims have a 138-hp turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine. Finally, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine and a unique six-speed automatic transmission. 

3. Go further between fill-ups 

While any of the three engine options in a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will stretch out a tank of gas, the two turbocharged engines stand out. For example, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel gets an EPA-estimated 44 mpg highway and 27 mpg city, or 32 mpg combined.

But the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, with a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, also delivers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined from 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city.

4. An engaging driving experience 

By combining a peppy turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is an engaging sedan to drive. Plus, the suspension keeps the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze stable under cornering, which delivers confident handling. Additionally, the extra power and responsiveness of its unique six-speed automatic transmission make the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel even more fun to drive. 

5. Stay connected with available tech 

Enjoy essential tech features in every 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, like Bluetooth® connectivity and an available OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Or, look for an LT1 trim with the Technology package (standard on LT2 and higher) to add a seven-inch touchscreen, Siri® Eyes Free, and compatibility for Chevrolet MyLink®, which lets you control some vehicle functions from your smartphone (subscription required). 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is a compact car with a great gas mileage and many features. Customers like the gas mileage and the car's features.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Cruze an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Cruze 33rd out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Chevrolet Cruze features and specs

ECO 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.28"/R 35.35"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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