2018 Chevy Cruze TD Hatch
With the 2018 model, the Cruze got two new trim levels for the body style containing the 1.6L LH7 diesel engine—the six-speed LT Diesel Manual Hatch (model 1SG) and nine-speed LT Diesel Automatic Hatch (model 1SH), which have a starting MSRP of about $26,500 ($26,395 for the manual and $26,795 for the automatic). Also new this year is the Satin Steel Gray Metallic exterior color and the standard OnStar Guidance Plan Limited Trial Service.
The 1.6L LH7 gets a remarkable 52 mpg on the highway, with 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. That’s the highest highway fuel economy offered by any non-hybrid or non-electric vehicle in U.S. No wonder it took more than 24,000 hours of computational analysis to develop.
Additional highlights of this engine include a 16.0:1 compression ratio; common-rail fuel system, which creates several injections per combustion to allow for better performance, combustion efficiency and discreetness; a variable-nozzle turbocharger, broadening the engine’s torque curve and supporting greater high-rpm horsepower; an electronic throttle valve that helps reduce emissions and enables smooth shutdown; and B20 bio-diesel capability.
Partnered with the six-speed automatic transmission, the ECOTEC 1.4L turbocharged engine can get up to 540 miles per tank.
But it’s not just the great gas mileage of this new Chevrolet that impresses. The Cruze’s comfort has been pushed to the max. In addition to delivering a smooth ride, even despite bumps and hole in the road, the Cruze TD has well-weighted steering and an interior that impresses. Plush, soft seats and premium surfaces—from the available leather-appointed seats to the Galvano chrome accents—make the ride even better.
With amble front and rear legroom, everyone can enjoy the journey—no matter how far they are going. Well, that along with the impressive (and intuitive) MyLink infotainment system. With an optional nine-speaker Bose premium audio system, paired with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and voice command ability, accessing the apps you want, and need, is easy and makes any drive better.
And this smooth-riding sedan has all the safety features to keep everyone at ease. From the Tire Pressure Monitoring System to Teen Driver technology, the Chevy Cruze is all encompassing. It features strong body structure with high-strength steel in key areas, a rear vision camera, 10 airbags and an available Driver Confidence Package (with automatic transmission), which includes Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert with a Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
It’s no wonder the Chevrolet Cruze was one of Consumer Reports' 10 Top Picks of 2017, proving to be reliable, safe and satisfying.
If the great gas mileage of the 2018 Chevy Cruze TD Hatch impresses you, give us a call at Ray Chevrolet, your Fox Lake Chevy dealer. We’re the solution in your search for “Chevy Dealers Near Me.”