Chevy Cruze

The all new 2011 Chevy Cruze has enough test miles on its tires to circle the Earth over 160 times. The Cruze made a lot of stops as it went around the globe, each one seemingly more punishing than the last. Chevy Cruze took on driving rain, mountains, deserts, potholes, mud, bad roads, ice, snow, dry heat, humidity and more. After all that, it finally hit the test track and showed just how fun it was to drive. The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is available at Sid Dillon Crete, our top Nebraska Chevrolet dealer.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a small sedan that comes in three main trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ. A gas-sipping Eco version of the LS will also be available.

The LS includes 16-inch steel wheels, OnStar, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, an eight-way (manual) adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split rear seat, a trip computer, full power accessories and a six-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The LS Eco is optimized for maximum fuel efficiency with aerodynamic improvements, low-rolling-resistance tires and a version of the turbocharged engine.

The LT is actually comprised of 1LT and 2LT subsets. The 1LT comes with a turbocharged engine, chrome wheel covers, color-keyed power sideview mirrors, floor mats and a one-touch-up driver’s window. The 2LT adds alloy wheels, remote vehicle start, cruise control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a six-way power driver seat, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a USB/iPod port for the audio system and Bluetooth.

The Cruze LTZ adds 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, rear park assist, a sport-tuned suspension and four-wheel disc brakes.

Many of the upper trims’ standard features can be had on lower trims via à la carte options or packages. A navigation system, a sunroof and an RS appearance package (unique front/rear fascias, foglights, rear spoiler) are all available on the upper trims.

Powertrains and Performance

The Cruze LS is powered by a 1.8-liter inline-4 that makes 136 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. The LT and LTZ (as well as the Cruze LS Eco) come with a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4 that generates 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The LS/LS Eco comes with a six-speed manual while the other trims come with a six-speed automatic (optional on the LS/LS Eco).

Acceleration estimates for either engine put the 0-60-mph dash between 9 and 10 seconds. Chevrolet estimates that the Eco model with a manual transmission will get up to 40 mpg on the highway.

Safety

All 2011 Chevrolet Cruze models come with stability control, antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and front and rear side impact airbags as standard. All trims save the LTZ have a front-disc/rear-drum brake setup; the LTZ upgrades to four-wheel disc brakes.

Interior Design and Special Features

The Cruze’s interior design and two-tone color schemes deliver an upscale ambience. Considerably impressive, the Cruze has a large trunk, which measures an impressive 15 cubic feet. Come to Sid Dillon Crete in Nebraska to test drive the 2011 Chevy Cruze.

Sid Dillons Auto Group is a Ford and Chevrolet dealership near Lincoln, NE in Crete, Nebraska. Visit our Sid Dillons Auto Group website at http://www.siddilloncrete.com. Sid Dillons Auto carries new and used cars in Lincoln Nebraska.