2013 Chevrolet Cruze

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  • 13/14 PREFERRED OWNER PRIVATE OFFER
  • GM announces a Private offer to select customers.
  • Cash Incentive: $500
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  • GM announces a Private offer to customers who are members of select Business/Trade Associations.
  • Cash Incentive: $500
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  • GM announces a Private Offer Bonus Cash on select models for eligible members of the United Services Automobile Association (USAA).
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2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Chevrolet Cruze

New For 2013

MyLink now includes Bluetooth streaming audio, voice recognition for the radio and select phones, and Pandora, Stitcher, and Gracenote capability. A seven-inch touchscreen display is standard. There are four new option packages, including the enhanced safety package with rear park assist, side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Overview

The Cruze is a solid effort that stacks up well in the highly competitive small-car class, which recently has seen all-new or heavily refreshed cars from Honda (Civic), Hyundai (Elantra), and Ford (Focus) added to its ranks. Where the Cruze really shines is inside. Its cabin is user-friendly, attractive, and nicely trimmed and comes in a close second to that of the class-leading Elantra. Under the hood, the Cruze offers a choice of two 138-hp engines. The base 1.8-liter four is adequate, but we’d recommend stepping up to the optional turbocharged 1.4-liter. That in-line four—exclusive to the North American market—is lively around town and moves the Cruze effortlessly at highway speeds. Either engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. To compete with the fuel-economy ratings of its competitors, Chevy has managed to eke out another 2 mpg from the turbo engine when paired with the automatic, for a rating of 26/39 mpg. The Eco version sheds a few pounds with lighter-weight parts, aerodynamic aids, and low-rolling-resistance tires to achieve 39/42 mpg highway (auto/manual). Although the Cruze has some shortcomings—light but somewhat artificial steering feel is its most egregious—its excellent interior, quiet ride, good body control, and supple suspension make it a legitimate contender in the small-car segment.

Safety

Front, side, knee, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and OnStar are standard. Rear parking assist is standard on the LTZ, optional on Eco and LT models, and unavailable on the LS.

You'll like:

  • Nicest interior Chevy makes
  • Eco manual gets 42 mpg highway
  • Refined highway cruiser

You won't like:

  • Overboosted steering
  • Overweight
  • Unsupportive seats

Key Competitors For The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

  • Ford Focus
  • Honda Civic
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Mazda 3
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel Front End In Motion 02
"I heard someone got 47 mpg on the drive down," someone murmured at the dinner table after I arrived in Indianapolis for the 97th Indy 500 race. I had driven from Detroit in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, the highest-mileage variant of Chevy's successful compact sedan.
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Queens, New York, native Stephen J. Girsky grew up in the epicenter of American car culture, Los Angeles. Now vice chairman of General Motors, in the 1990s he worked at Morgan Stanley and was one of Wall Street's most outspoken automotive analysts. With a sharp and early eye on all that was wrong with Detroit as the business limped into the twenty-first century, he formed S. J. Girsky and advised the United Auto Workers. Girsky joined GM's board of directors and represented the UAW in the 2009 bankruptcy. Girsky is on most Detroit shortlists of potential candidates to replace CEO Dan Akerson when he retires.

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
36 MPG
Horsepower:
138 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
125 ft lb of torque @ 3800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with manual transmissions (MF3/MR5) and manufactured January 24, 2013, through August 1, 2013. On the affected vehicles, the right front half shaft may fracture and separate.
Consequences
If the half shaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
General Motors has notified owners. Dealers will replace the half shaft assembly, free of charge. The safety recall began on October 15, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. This is General Motors campaign number 13276.
Potential Units Affected
3,161
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with a 1.4L turbo engine, and manufactured between November 28, 2012, and March 7, 2014. On the affected vehicles, the right front half shaft may fracture and separate.
Consequences
If the half shaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the right half shaft, as needed, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. GM will send an interim letter to owners in May 2014. A second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546. GM's number for this recall is 14079. This is an expansion of recall 13V-452. NOTE: Some vehicles subject to this recall were subject to the recall campaign initiated in 2013. Some of those vehicles were repaired using defective parts. Those owners will be advised that they must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign and that having the earlier recall completed did not remedy their vehicles.
Potential Units Affected
174,046
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the driver's front air bag inflator may have been manufactured with an incorrect part.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's air bag, the air bag's inflator may rupture and the air bag may not inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants. Additionally, if the air bag does not inflate, the driver is at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side air bag, free of charge. The recall began on June 28, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14305.
Potential Units Affected
29,019
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Consequences
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
Potential Units Affected
2,990
Notes
General Motors LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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