Morehead City Chevrolet Drivers Get A First Look At The 2019 Chevy Cruze

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is an attractive, versatile and fuel-efficient compact car that’s now in its second-generation. The 2019 Cruze you'll find at the Morehead City area Chevrolet dealership, Team Swansboro, has benefitted from a mid-cycle refresh. The update is more than cosmetic, too. As well as revised styling which keeps the Cruze looking fabulously contemporary, the compact Chevy also gets some updated technology, and a decent amount of collision-avoidance technology has also been added.

According to the Morehead City area Chevy dealers, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is available in five different trim levels: L, LS, LT, Diesel and Premier. The Cruze is available in as a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. Buyers have a choice between a traditional gasoline gas engine and a diesel.

The standard powerplant under the hood of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo producing 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine features stop-start technology. Powering the Diesel trim is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that puts out 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Cruze with the 1.4-liter block is rated at an impressive 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway for sedans and 28/37 for hatchbacks.* The diesel returns 31/48 for sedans and 30/45 for hatchbacks.

Most Cruze models retail buyers will find on lots will be the LS trim and higher, but even the fleet-orientated Cruze L boasts an extensive list of standard features for an entry- level compact. Standard equipment includes remote keyless entry, the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, a rear vision camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Step up to the LT trim level and the Cruze gets standard LED running lights, a rear center armrest with cup holders, a rear USB port, and an upgraded six-speaker audio system with satellite radio.

You can also get more features through a couple of packages. An optional Driver Confidence package adds rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while the Convenience package (requires the Driver Confidence package) includes keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver's seat.

The NHTSA gave the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze its highest score of five stars in overall crash testing. Automatic emergency braking is now a standard feature across the range, and a new Driver Confidence II package is available. It includes automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights and active lane control.

Teen driver technology is another excellent safety feature available with the 2019 Chevy Cruze. This intelligent system monitors the driving habits of a teen driver and lets you know how they're doing with updates and alerts. You're even able to have an influence through actions such as setting a speed alert or even a maximum volume limit on the car's audio system. The system also disables the sound system completely until those sitting in the front seats have buckled their seatbelts.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.