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The Completely Redesigned 2016 Chevy Cruze


As your hometown Kansas City Chevy dealership, McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit proudly introduces the redesigned and reimagined 2016 Chevy Cruze.

2016 Chevy Cruze

A Bold New Look

Wearing bold and striking new sheetmetal, the 2016 Chevy Cruze takes the concept of a fuel-efficient, sporty, and practical compact sedan to new levels of innovation, performance, and luxury. The sleeker and more aerodynamic appearance features a sloping hood with character lines that flow in an elegant arch all the way through to the back deck in one fluid motion. In upmarket RS sport trim, the front end features round projector-beam headlights underlined by a string of LEDs. Available fog lights frame a blacked-out dual trapezoidal grille. The rear gets brilliant LED tail lamps inset into the rear trunk.

According to Bengt Halvorson of, “the 2016 Cruze’s styling …takes advantage of wind-tunnel testing done for the Volt, yet inherits some of the chiseled, handsome look…that’s been introduced in the larger Malibu.”

Halvorson goes on to rave about the all-new Chevy Cruze, stating, “it’s lower, leaner, and sportier, as well as a significant three inches added to the overall length and an inch more wheelbase than its predecessor…This translates to two inches of additional rear legroom, with the Cruze offering more rear knee room than the Ford Focus or Hyundai Elantra.”

An Impressive New Interior

On the inside, the new 2016 Cruze benefits from a number of upgrades that not only add to the car’s interior volume, but creates a more refined, modern, and sportier cabin. Bengt Halvorson says, “since the Cruze is a global model, selling as an upmarket sedan in some markets, it carries an ‘upscale ambience’ inside, with a dual cockpit look and more fine details.”

The driver-centric cockpit features a large, comfortable three-spoke sports steering wheel adorned with an array of handy fingertip controls to keep the focus on the road ahead. The instrument cluster offers two large analog gauges trimmed in chrome. In the middle of these gauges is a driver information center that communicates a host of vital vehicle information. Available upscale appointments include a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, available heated rear seats, supple leather seating surfaces, and premium materials.

Technology Takes Center Stage

Technology is at your command with an arsenal of cutting-edge information, connectivity, navigation, and entertainment features that put the Chevy Cruze miles ahead. The center of it all is a 7-in. customizable touchscreen display that controls Chevy’s exclusive MyLink suite of infotainment functions.

For the first time, Chevy offers compatibility with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® for unsurpassed access to music, apps, texts, maps, and more. (Note: Android Auto is currently unavailable on vehicles with the larger optional 8-inch touchscreen display.) Moreover, the 2016 Chevy Cruze comes equipped with Chevy’s exclusive 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, so you’re always in tune and in touch no matter where you go.

Performance & Fuel Efficiency

In terms of performance and handling, the 2016 Cruze benefits from a 250-pound weight reduction.’s Halvorson notes that “the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that’s been offered in the lineup has been replaced by a new all-aluminum 1.4-liter engine that’s 44 pounds lighter than the cast-iron block engine it replaces. It gains direct injection and engine stop-start, and it makes 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission, altogether delivering an estimated 40 mpg highway, and capable of accelerating to 60 mph in about eight seconds.”

The balance of both efficiency and power give the 2016 Chevy Cruze spirited performance and sporty handling, making the daily drive, long commute, or weekend road trip an unexpected pleasure. As Alexander Stoklosa of Car & Driver notes, “Reduced mass enhances handling and agility, which…also benefit from the new suspension tuning…”

Forward-Thinking Safety

The Cruze also takes safety and security seriously. The Cruze comes well equipped with an array of advanced and forward-thinking safety features. Bengt Halvorson states, “On the safety front, the current Chevrolet Cruze has been a standout, with some of the best crash-test ratings in its class. GM claims that the new body structure is stronger yet, and it’s boasting that the Cruze will offer more standard safety technologies than any other model in its class – including ten standard airbags. Side Blind Zone Alert, Front Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Park Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert will all be available.” Add a standard rear backup camera to this impressive list and it’s clear to see why the Cruze achieves outstanding safety scores.

The all-new redesigned 2016 Chevy Cruze demonstrates Chevy’s second-to-none leadership in building a quality compact four-door sedan. As Car & Driver’s Stoklosa says, “the 2016 Cruze does everything expected of a new-generation car – gain power, gain efficiency, gain features – but it does so while also reducing complexity and, ostensibly, and weight. We look forward to sliding behind the wheel on American soil soon.”

The new 2016 Chevy Cruze is expected to arrive early next year.

Experience a New Way Of Buying At McCarthy Chevy Lee’s Summit

As your hometown Chevrolet dealership in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, we want you to experience a new way of buying a car that is easy, affordable, and hassle-free. We guarantee the lowest Chevy prices or we’ll pay you $10,000! (See dealer for details.) That’s how confident we are when it comes to giving you the lowest prices and excellent selection on our huge inventory of new 2015 Chevy cars and trucks.

Thanks to dealer incentives and special financing offers, you can buy more, for less. Stop by our Kansas City Chevy dealership and let us show you just how easy it is to drive away in an award-winning new 2015 Chevy today. We’re conveniently located at 945 SE Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO 64018. For Sales, please call 888-769-1821. For Service, call 888-720-6704.


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