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The Journey Begins With The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

Cruze has redefined everything a compact car should be with one simple word: more. Chevy knows that just because Cruze is a compact doesn’t mean you should get less. That’s why it gives you more of everything you need and deserve from efficiency to safety, features to styling.

Designed to fit seamlessly into your ever-evolving life, Cruze is the first car in its class with 10 standard air bags1, and even today, no car in its class offers more. Cruze offers more cargo space, more technology, more connectivity and more miles per gallon with the Cruze Eco. At 42 MPG2, it’s the best highway mileage of any gas engine in America. Your wallet is going to thank you.

Everything you’d expect from a Chevy, in one compact car.

Life Inside A Cruze

An interior to match your lifestyle

It’s called a compact, but that just doesn’t seem fair to other compact cars. The cavernous interior of Cruze not only has more passenger room than Ford Focus Sedan and Toyota Corolla, but it beats them out with more cargo space too. Enjoy a quieter drive with a triple-sealed laminated windshield, one of 30 acoustical treatments3 designed to help keep outside noise outside.

The Cruze is smart about how to use all that space with 60/40 split-folding rear seats so you can find room for larger items.

Refinements such as soft touch interiors, rich colors and available heated leather-appointed front seats give Cruze a premium feel.

When you’re inside Cruze, you’re wrapped in amenities uncommon among compact cars.

Mileage Without Sacrificing Performance

Sophisticated performance, ride and handling

You want a car that makes the most out of every dollar you put in the gas tank without sacrificing performance and handling. To get those results you need to have a pretty impressive engine, and Cruze absolutely does.

The available 1.4L turbocharged engine is designed for fuel efficiency without compromising performance. It delivers 138 horsepower with 148 lb.-ft. of torque and accelerates with authority. With rack-mounted Electric Power Steering and an available race-proven Z-link rear suspension, it’s a driving experience that just might surprise you.

Getting the most out of each drop of fuel

Cruze takes you farther for less. With an incredible 42 MPG highway2, advanced aerodynamics and its 1.4L turbocharged engine, Cruze Eco gives you more fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance. That’s better highway fuel efficiency than 2012 Ford Focus Sedan, 2012 Hyundai Elantra, 2012 Honda Civic, and 2012 Toyota Corolla4, That’s what happens when Chevrolet engineers approach every inch of a vehicle to improve its efficiency—it rises above the rest. It’s the best highway mileage of any gasoline engine in America2.

Eco doesn’t stand alone as all Cruze models live up to a high standard of efficiency. The standard 6-speed transmission, like the manual in Cruze LS, helps offer 36 MPG highway2. Then there’s the available 6-speed automatic transmission with the available 1.4L turbocharged engine—helping Cruze offer 38 MPG highway2.

Connected With Chevrolet MyLink

Get Connected

Keep in touch on the go while your hands are safely on the steering wheel with Chevrolet MyLink5, Bluetooth® wireless technology6 for select phones and advanced voice control on Cruze. Simply pair your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with Chevrolet MyLink and say what you want to do. Voice commands allow you to make and receive calls effortlessly while driving. You can even navigate through your phone’s contacts or recent call list easily on the color touch-screen. Stepping into your car doesn’t have to mean stepping away from your day. With Chevrolet MyLink, you can stay connected while on the move.

Keeping You In Touch

Getting in your car shouldn’t mean leaving technology behind

The 2013 Cruze offers up an extensive array of technology features that give you more conveniences throughout your day to keep you on track and on top of things. Cruze offers the latest in mobile technology like the available Chevrolet MyLink5 Radio with 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen and the latest in safety features like available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. An infotainment system puts your world at your fingertips and keeps you protected and in touch with the help of OnStar®, standard for the first six months7.

Prevention And Protection

Safety we hope you never need

Our philosophy is to provide the best protection and the best prevention. Cruze has received high vehicle safety ratings and accolades. The 2012 Cruze is an IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick8 and received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)9. In fact, Cruze has more standard safety features than any car in its class, including 10 standard air bags4. And with available safety features like a rear vision camera, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert—features that aren’t available on Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla—it sets the bar for safety. Simply put, it’s our “more” approach to safety.


We’ve equipped Cruze with numerous safety features, including the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control. On slippery surfaces, StabiliTrak helps you stay the course by detecting the difference between the path being steered and the direction the vehicle is actually traveling. It then uses the brakes and, if necessary, adjusts engine torque to help keep your Cruze on track.


Cruze helps protect you and your passengers with 10 standard airbags10, including frontal side-impact and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, and a high-strength steel safety cage and roof crush resistance that outperform the requirements. Cruze was the first car in its class with 10 standard airbags10, and there’s still no other car in its class that offers more.


In most crashes, crucial information is sent to the OnStar® Command Center via the OnStar Automatic Crash Response system7. There, trained Advisors utilize GPS technology to determine your location and can request that help be sent right away—even if you’re unable to respond. It’s part of the OnStar Directions & Connections Plan® 7, standard for six months.

It’s continuous protection, no matter when you need it.

1 Always use safety belts and proper child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner’s Manual for more safety information.

2 EPA-estimated MPG 28 city/42 highway: ECOTEC 1.4L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed manual transmission with Eco overdrive gearset.

3 Not available on Cruze Eco with 6-speed manual transmission.

4 EPA-estimated MPG highway: 2012 Ford Focus SE with SFE Package 40; 2012 Honda Civic HF 41; 2012 Hyundai Elantra 40; 2012 Toyota Corolla 34. Based on 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing.

5 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

6 Go to to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.

7 Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.

8 Based on 2012 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing.

9 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program

10 Always use safety belts and proper child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner’s Manual for more safety information.