2015 Chevrolet Cruze | new car review

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 by
2015 Chevrolet Cruze
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 66,000 - 77,000
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  • Last modified: December 11, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 65%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 60%

Review Summary:

Brought to life in 2008, the 2015 Cruze is currently still in its first generation and has remained unchanged for the most part, over the past 8 years.

Pros

* Capacious interior.

Cons

* Exterior styling is in dire need of an update.

Looks

Up front, the Cruze flaunts chrome around the fog lamp housings, a large grille and sizeable headlamps. Though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and some may find the Cruze attractive, quite frankly, I feel it’s a little long in the tooth now. And I’m sure there aren’t many who would disagree, when I say the Cruze isn’t as attractive as its American and Japanese rivals, the Ford Focus and Honda Civic.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze front

Feels

Inside, the 2015 car is neatly put together. The monotony of black plastics is broken by silver trim, and cloth along the dashboard and door panels. With a well-contoured multi-function steering wheel, ample headroom in the front and rear, and a leather covered armrest between the front seats, the Cruze is a comfortable place to be in.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze interior

Engineering

As far as safety is concerned, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is quite impressive. Sure, it’s fitted with the usual ABS brakes, but it’s the five-star global safety rating, rear view camera, and blind spot assist that impresses. Additionally, with the driver and front seat passenger receiving side and curtain airbags, and Chevrolet’s patented LATCH system to keep children secure in the back, the Cruze ranks highly on the safety scale.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze front

What’s on offer?

Available as a hatchback and a sedan, the Cruze houses a 1.8 litre engine under its hood. Coughing up 141 horsepower and 176 Nm of torque, the Japanese sedan delivers 100 kilometres in exchange for around 7 litres of petrol. The base LS starts at AED 66,000, however, with the LT welcoming leather seats, a sunroof, multimedia screen, and chrome on the door handles, prices go up to a steep AED 77,000.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze rear

Summing it…

Winner of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) twice in a row, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze definitely isn’t a bad car. Ok, maybe it’s high time they changed the appearance, but on the inside, it’s a very comfortable car. However, more than the styling, it’s the price point I can’t seem to get over.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze top

Specifications

Specifications2015 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8L
Engine/ Cylinders1.8 litre 4 cylinder
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
141 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
176 Nm @ 3,800 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.5 secs
Top speed190 km/h
PriceAED 66,000 - 77,000

2 Responses to 2015 Chevrolet Cruze | new car review

  1. krithik Reply

    July 6, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Thinking of buying this car…Do you have any other suggestions similar to this car…

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      July 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

      Hi Krithik,

      Similar offerings would be the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Zaran

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