2017 Chevrolet Cruze

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Chevrolet Cruze highlights

Customer rating


  • Stylish cabin
  • Abundant rear legroom
  • Thrifty diesel option


  • Slow acceleration
  • Cannot turn off engine stop-start
  • Cruise control lacking on L or LS trims

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 37 highway, 31 combined

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A sleek yet spacious compact car

Offering a spacious, comfortable interior and a pleasant driving experience, the Chevrolet Cruze is a well-rounded compact car that’s great for the daily commute.

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What is new for the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze?

  • Cruze trims have been upgraded with Smart Key, Rear Spoiler, and Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • The LT trim now comes with Leather Seats, Power Seat(s), Front Seat Heaters, and Remote Start as standard equipment.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze trims

Curious how Chevrolet Cruze trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • The base trim of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, the L trim features a rearview camera, a 7-inch color touchscreen display, remote keyless entry, and more!


  • The LS trim of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze features everything found on the L trim as well as carpeted floor mats, a floor-mounted center console with an armrest, and more!


  • The LT trim of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze features everything found on the LS trim as well as audio and phone controls on the steering wheel, an optional eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, a six-speaker audio system, and more!


  • The Premier trim of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze features everything found on the LT trim as well as keyless open and start, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and more!

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze

1. Great fuel economy

Chevrolet Cruze: Engine | CarMax

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze gets an estimated 37 mpg combined city/highway when equipped with an automatic transmission and 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, giving it excellent fuel economy.

2. Sleek exterior styling

There's no denying that the Chevrolet Cruze is an attractive vehicle. For those who prioritize exterior aesthetics, the Chevrolet Cruze is an ideal choice.

3. Smooth, responsive handling

The Chevrolet Cruze is a dream to drive, featuring handling that is smooth and responsive. If you are looking for a car that is light and nimble on the road, the Chevrolet Cruze delivers.

4. Exciting technology features

Chevrolet Cruze: Tech Dash | CarMax

The Chevrolet Cruze offers a number of useful features depending on the year model and trim level that you select. Even on the base trim of the 2017 model, you can look forward to features such as remote keyless entry, a 7-inch color touchscreen display, a rearview camera, and more.

5. A roomy and comfortable interior

Chevrolet Cruze: Front Seats | CarMax

Despite being a compact car, the interior of the Chevrolet Cruze is both roomy and comfortable, making the Cruze ideal for daily commutes and long road trips alike. This model seats up to five passengers.

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A compact sedan that just gets better and better, the Hyundai Elantra has evolved over its sixth generation (2017-2020) into a feature-packed five-seater with clever storage and a slick exterior design. The 2017-2020 Elantra has a choice of three different engines for broad driver appeal. There's the base 147-hp 2.0L four-cylinder, a turbocharged 1.4L engine, and a sport-tuned turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder.

Standard features on the 2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra SE base trim include:

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats

  • Six-speaker sound system

  • Rearview camera (from 2019)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze has great gas mileage, a spacious interior, and is reliable.
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

LT 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42"/R 36.1"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 37.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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More about the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Arctic Blue Metallic

  • Black

  • Cajun Red Tincoat

  • Graphite Metallic

  • Kinetic Blue Metallic

  • Mosaic Black Metallic

  • Nightfall Gray Metallic

  • Orange Burst Metallic

  • Pepperdust Metallic

  • Red Hot

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Summit White

  • Tungsten Metallic

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