Just because it’s Chevy’s inexpensive compact sedan doesn’t mean you have to settle for the Cruze’s base trim (although there's nothing wrong if that's the case – even the base Cruze comes with a seven-inch MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, OnStar 4G LTE wifi connectivity, and Bluetooth, to name a few goodies).
In fact, the best value in the Cruze lineup is the upper-midrange LT trim in the sedan body style. This trim starts from a still-affordable $21,025 and comes standard with a few more desirable features than the lower trims, including a six-speaker audio system, 16-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and a spare tire. That price includes a six-speed manual transmission, which might be an issue for some consumers – add $1,300 for the automatic variant.
The LT trim also opens the door to the Convenience Package ($850), which adds valuable features like an eight-way power driver’s seat, keyless entry and ignition, and heated front seats. We also suggest adding the inexpensive RS Package ($695) to make this not-so-expensive sedan look a little more premium with its rear spoiler, fog lights, and sport body kit.
- Model:2018 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LT
- Engine:1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
- Output:153 hp / 177 lb-ft
- Transmission:Six-speed manual
- Exterior color:Red Hot
- Interior color:Jet Black cloth
- Options:Convenience Package ($850, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, eight-way power driver’s seat), RS Package ($695, sport body kit, RS lettering, front fog lights, rear spoiler)
- Base Price:$21,025
- As Tested:$22,570