New Chevy Cruze Offers Great Value for Fort Wayne Drivers

Now in its second production cycle, the Chevrolet Cruze is better than ever before. The styling is mildly updated to exude a more aggressive feel. The infotainment system is also upgraded for more convenient operation, and feature availability and functionality are revised. With an updated style and function, the Chevy Cruze provides more bang for your buck as you cruise around Kosciusko County. Come to Lakeside Chevrolet to explore the Cruze today!

Performance and Efficiency

Being that it's a small vehicle, the Chevy Cruze understandably excels in fuel efficiency. You will be able to maximize such an attribute with the available diesel engine. This workhorse is a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, which is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Compared to the standard 1.4-liter gasoline-powered I4, the turbodiesel engine generates more power from less fuel consumption due to its higher compression rating.

The 9-speed automatic gearbox makes use of its greater number of gears over the standard 6-speed by spending less energy with the shortened spaces. As a result, the diesel-anchored powertrain delivers the best fuel economy numbers on the Cruze, which are 37 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the sedan version. On the hatchback, it's 35 mpg and 45 mpg, respectively. However, the gasoline-powered choice is not too shabby either, with peak numbers of 32 mpg in city fuel economy and 38 mpg in highway fuel economy for your Fort Wayne expeditions.

Comfort and Convenience

The Chevy Cruze comes stocked with amenities to boost your comfort and convenience. Entertainment is provided by the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, which integrates the car's infotainment functions and includes four speakers, Bluetooth audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for integrating smartphone functionality, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack to connect portable devices, and a 7-inch color touchscreen. Also standard are a rearview camera for providing a video image when moving in reverse, OnStar Connected Access functions (such as dealer maintenance notification, vehicle diagnostics, remote start and stop, and vehicle locator), and Teen Driver mode for activating customizable vehicle settings to encourage better driving behavior.

You can spruce things up with enhancements such as cruise control, 8-way power on the driver's seat, leatherette seat trim, steering-wheel heating, proximity key entry, a Wi-Fi hotspot for Internet access at 4G LTE speeds, a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, remote engine start, single-zone automatic climate control, a pair of charging-only USB ports, and a six-speaker setup or a nine-speaker Bose premium audio system.


Each new car gets a Reliability Rating from J.D. Power and Associates. The car research company bases this rating-which projects reliability in the long run-on problems experienced during the first 90 days of ownership. The Chevrolet Cruze gets the highest possible score of 10, which places it among the best in its designated class. Ultimately, you would rarely have to worry about certain components, functions, or items of the Cruze malfunctioning or requiring a major repair or replacement.

Chevy Cruze Body Styles

Unlike most compact cars, the Chevy Cruze is available in more than one body style. There's the traditional four-door sedan design, but there's also the five-door hatchback style. The hatchback is the ideal choice if you prioritize cargo space; you can get up to 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which surpasses the amount of volume on some SUVs. In addition, for a small five-seater, the Chevy Cruze impressively accommodates adults. There's substantial front and rear legroom, which are measured at 42 inches and 36.1 inches, respectively.

Test Drive a New Cruze Today at Lakeside Chevrolet

Ready for a test-drive of the latest Chevy Cruze? Come on over to our dealership to meet with one of our Chevy sales specialists to do so, and then settle on your preferred features and options.