Hatchbacks Are Cool: The 2017 Chevy Cruze

Though its European counterpart has been roaming far and wide for a few years, the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback is soon to make its debut in the United States. The 2017 Cruze is not your typical hatchback, as it offers great handling and plenty of space for storage and seating. Pile your friends in, and they won’t even have to touch elbows in the back seat.

Seating and Cargo Space

Image vid Flickr by DigitalRalph

Image vid Flickr by DigitalRalph

With 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space, even with passengers in the back seat, you’ve got plenty of room to load the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback with picnic or camping supplies and get out of town for the weekend. If you’re going with just two people, you can fold down the back seats and maximize the space with 47 cubic feet of storage. The back seat has been improved with an extra inch of leg room, making it comfortable even for adults. The Cruze Hatchback comes standard with the LT trim package, which has power-adapted equipment, leather surfaces, soft paneling, true French seams, and a starting price of only $22,190.


The Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback doesn’t scrimp on the technology. It comes packed with heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, projector beam headlights, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging station for compatible devices, and Chevy MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities — not to mention the 7-inch touch screen that controls the intuitive infotainment system that runs the Chevy MyLink software. The Chevy Cruze Hatchback is also equipped with tons of safety features, such as Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and a Teen Driver feature, which can help parents monitor how well their teens are driving based on statistics like average speed and the total number of hard breaks.


With an updated powertrain and new aluminum engine, the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback is ready to take on the road, wherever it may lead you. The 2017 model has been improved to be 200 pounds lighter than its 2016 counterpart. The lighter engine weight has given the Cruze Hatchback improved gas mileage, resulting in an EPA estimated 40 mpg highway. The mpg city is improved as well with an automatic start/stop function, giving it an EPA estimation of 30 mpg. The 1.4 liter turbo, four-cylinder engine with 153 horsepower can be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. With an increase of 15 horsepower and 28 pound-feet of torque, the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback can go from 0 to 60 in eight seconds flat. The functional Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback is fantastic for all of your hobby and hauling needs. The roomy back seat and storage area provide all the space you and your friends need to get out and enjoy life. No matter where your next adventure takes you, your Chevy Cruze Hatchback will deliver plenty of space, power, and technology. The end result is a smooth, comfortable, and safe ride that provides incredible peace of mind.