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As you’ll see in our 2018 Chevy Cruze review, this sedan can make for an entertaining, safe, and fuel-efficient drive whether you’re heading to class, commuting to work, or hitting the road on your next adventure.
For drivers in the Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte areas who are considering the Cruze for their next car, The Lake Dealerships put together a car review of everything you can expect when you head to the dealership for a test drive.
It’s hard to beat the thrill of a powerful engine under the hood, which you’ll find in the 2018 Cruze.
The standard engine is a 1.4L ECOTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder, generating 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but a 6-speed automatic transmission is available as well.
With this engine, you’ll get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 29 MPG city and 40 MPG highway.
If you want more of a kick during acceleration and a generally sportier feel, consider the available 1.6L ECOTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine. With this engine, you’ll get an output of 137 horsepower and you’ll up your torque to 240 lb-ft.
Drivers who choose this engine have the option of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 9-speed automatic transmission and can get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 30 MPG city and 52 MPG highway.
If you like to be entertained, informed, and connected as you make your way from A to B, you’ll like that the 2018 Chevy Cruze comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink®.
This infotainment system includes wireless Bluetooth® audio streaming plus Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability for complete smartphone integration. With this voice-activated technology, you can stay in control of your devices without taking your hands off the wheel.
The Cruze also comes standard with OnStar® 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, so you can access your favorite navigation and music streaming apps, or any other technology, without using up your data plan.
All infotainment information is displayed on a seven-inch touch screen.
As you travel to work or class, sometimes it’s nice to know you have a second set of eyes on the road to help you get there safely. With the available Driver Confidence packages, drivers in the Chevy Cruze can have that peace of mind.
Smart safety features in the basic package are Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert watch your side and rear blind spots for other vehicles, issuing a warning if detected. Lane Change Alert provides further assistance by warning you if another car is approaching too quickly to allow for safe merging into your intended lane.
Drivers who upgrade to the available Driver Confidence II package also benefit from the Froward Collision alert, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure Warning systems.
If you like what you’re hearing from this 2018 Chevy Cruze review and want to get behind the wheel yourself, visit The Lake Dealerships and we’ll get you out and about in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte.
Schedule your test drive of the 2018 Cruze today!