Consumers opting for the LT will notice significant enhancements. The sedan starts at $22,595 while the hatchback begins at $22,995. Each platform upgrades to a six-speaker audio system, rides on 16-inch alloy wheels, includes 60/40-split folding rear seats, cruise control, LED daytime running lights, the remote vehicle starting system, a compact spare tire, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (trial).
The LT offers multiple package upgrades. The Convenience Package ($1,200) adds an eight-way power driver seat, keyless open and start, heated power outside mirrors, and the active safety features found in the no-cost Driver Confidence Package (rear parking assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change alert with blind-spot monitoring). A Sun and Sound Package ($1,295) upgrades the Cruze with a power sunroof, a Bose premium nine-speaker sound system, and vanity visor mirrors, though the Convenience Pack is needed first. The RS Package ($795) provides a 17-inch wheels, a sport body kit, RS badging, Z-link rear suspension, a rear spoiler, front fog lights, and black beltline moldings. Meanwhile, the Performance Brake Package ($1,250) adds front and rear calipers and pads, front rotors, brackets, brake springs, hardware, and a front shield and front bumper fascia emblem. Lastly, a Black Nameplate Package ($140) brings black badges on the decklid, while the Interior Protection Package ($200) includes a cargo area tray and all-weather floor mats.
The LT is also the trim that offers the turbodiesel engine upgrade for an extra $4,000, bringing the sedan's starting price to $26,495 and the hatchback's to $26,995. Along with the beefed-up engine, consumers also gain heated front seats and a remote vehicle starter system.