A successful Chevrolet sedan, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, the company’s efforts to maintain it competitive against other popular sedans. Chevy launched the Cruze hatchback with its new diesel-powered engine, which provides greater cargo-carrying options than the sedan and more than 50mpg on the highway. 2018, the Cruze hatchback diesel from Chevrolet will allow you to mix the two.


The Chevrolet Cruze is offered in 4 trim levels in model year 2018:

  • L
  • LS
  • LT
  • Premier

Performance and Fuel Economy

There is a standard 1.4-liter turbo-four in the 2018 Chevy Cruze, which is mated to either an automatic or a manual gearbox. A 1.6-liter turbodiesel I-4 with 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft is also available and may be connected to either a six-speed manual or a new nine-speed automatic that General Motors co-developed with Ford.

EPA fuel efficiency figures are 27/40 mpg city/highway with a manual transmission and 29/40 mpg with an automatic transmission. Premier versions get 29/39 mpg in the city and highway. The manual version of the hatchback gets 27/38 mpg, while the automatic version gets 29/38 mpg. The Premier trim of the hatchback is rated at 28/37 mpg, the same as the Premier trim of the sedan.


A sporty-looking body kit is an RS package for the Chevy Cruze’s exterior. In certain cases, this bundle is available on LT and Premier models. The Cruze hatchback’s part tailgate and faux diffuser rear bumper design give it a very sharp rear end. One thing to keep in mind: the Cruze L and LS models’ standard wheels are 15-inch hubcap-clad alloys, which don’t exactly scream luxury. Standard alloy wheels are becoming increasingly common on competitors’ vehicles; thus, the Cruze’s inclusion of hubcaps as standard equipment is surprising considering the Cruze’s higher-than-average sticker price.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze


All four outboard seating places in the 2018 Cruze provide excellent legroom for persons of normal height; a center rear-seat occupant causes some discomfort, but this is anticipated. If you’re looking for a car with leather seats, you’ll have to pay an additional fee for the Cruze LT, which comes standard with a cloth. The Cruze includes a six-way manual driver’s seat adjuster; however, an optional eight-way power seat with lumbar support is worth considering. While the base fabric on the Cruze is sturdy and dependable, the optional leather has a beautiful texture to it that elevates the vehicle to a higher level.

Aside from the leather option, the Cruze’s interior materials are about average for the category. Front seats include soft-touch, well-grained trim, while more harsh plastic is in the back. There are approximately 14 cubic feet of trunk space in the Cruze car (14.8 cubic feet for L and LS models). The hatchback’s trunk expands to roughly 47 cubic feet when the rear seatbacks are folded down. Because the Cruze’s rear window is sloped more sharply than other mini-wagon rivals, such as the Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza, some hatchback competitors are roomier here.


Those Cruze L versions you see in the newspaper have the most features, but they’re not overstuffed with frills either. A one-piece folding rear seat with a one-piece backrest in the Cruze L for less than $19,000. There are four speakers and a USB outlet, Bluetooth, air conditioning, and a rearview camera on board. But the 6-speed manual is the sole option.

Owner’s Manual

Included with each new vehicle was a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze owner’s manual set, giving owner’s the info they need to go beyond operating the car. This owner’s manual contains all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2018 Chevy Cruze owner’s manual provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

Safety Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze was designed with your safety and the safety of your passengers in mind by the engineers at Chevrolet. The high-strength steel body structure and ten standard airbags protect the driver and passengers in an accident. Naturally, the best course of action is to steer clear of potentially hazardous circumstances in the first place, which is made simpler by standard equipment like the rear-vision camera and StabiliTrak electronic stability control.


  • Height: 57.7 in
  • Length: 175.3 in
  • Width: 70.5 in

Engine type: Turbocharged Gas I4, 1.4L

Fuel tank: 13.7 g

Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the service manual for your 2018 Chevrolet Cruze manuals.

  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing

The service manuals for the 2018 CHEVROLET CRUZE are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Price

Information on the prices for the 2018 CHEVROLET CRUZE  can be found below:

  • L: $16,975 or €16108
  • LS: $18,525 or €17578
  • LT: $20,920 or €19851
  • Premier: $23,520 or €22318

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Chevrolet Cruze reliable?

It has a reliability rating of 4 out of 5

How long will my Chevrolet Cruze last?

200K-250K miles

Which years of the Chevy Cruze were the best?

2013 to 2015