2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback Pricing Announced

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The hatchback segment in the United States accounts for less than 5 percent of the total auto market. However, sales of hatchbacks are on the upswing lately. Chevrolet currently offers the Sonic, Spark, and Trax hatchbacks, and this fall, Cruze Hatch joins the lineup. Among the four hatchbacks offered by Chevrolet, the Cruze Hatch is the most attractive in our opinion.

As expected, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback carries a slightly higher price tag than its sedan counterpart.

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback was unveiled earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Unlike the previous generation Cruze Hatch, which was only sold overseas, the U.S. will be the first market to receive the new model. In the U.S., Cruze is the segment’s second-best seller to customers under 25.

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With the added storage space and sleeker body style, the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback LT starts at $22,190. With the rear seats up, Cruze Hatch offers 18.5 cubic feet for storage (3.7 cubic feet more than the sedan). With the rear seats folded, the vehicle can swallow up to 47.2 cubic feet of cargo. Photo: Chevrolet

Engine & Suspension

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback LT is powered by a 1.4 L turbocharged four-cylinder with direct injection, producing 153 horsepower. Power is sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic. The Chevy Cruze Hatch features an independent multi-link rear suspension, while the Cruze sedan features a more basic beam-axle design.

Pricing

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LT with manual transmission costs $1,495 more than the comparable sedan. The top-of-the-range Premier starts at $24,820 ($820 more than the sedan). An RS trim level is optional as well. As of this writing, Chevrolet has yet to announce the list of standard and optional features available on the Cruze Hatchback. However, we will not be surprised if it closely mimics the features available on the sedan.

The North American 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback will be assembled in Mexico.

*Rahul Raman is the Founder of CARS 360 Mke, an automotive news outlet. He is a regular contributor to Automoblog and the author of our First Look series.

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Photos & Source: Chevrolet

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2 Comments on "2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback Pricing Announced"

  1. John

    Well I have not been impressed with my 2011 Cruze LTZ. In 50,000 miles have had 3 water pumps, 2 turbo’s replaced and the car rides like it has no suspension. All I can say is don’t leave oil in it as long as the oil monitor says. That oil is wore out after 4000 miles. Yea, I actually like the looks which is why I bought a Cruze. But sadly, it’s still got some GM of old in it. Maybe some of the kinks have been worked out? For what’s its worth I can’t see myself buying another GM.

    • Chris Hickman

      That’s the original version of the Cruze, which was updated for the 2013 model year and again for the 2015 model year, before the 2nd generation model came out this spring as a 2016 (there is also a 2016 which is the same as the 2015). I’m not justifying the problems you’ve had with it, but my wife had a Cruze and now I have one and neither of them have had any problems in the first 50k like you experienced. Buying the 1st year of a model/generation is always risky; I had a 2011 Hyundai Sonata too (1st year for that version, purchased in September 2010) and there were numerous recalls (some just computer-related, some not), including the last which was a complete engine replacement that unfortunately came too late for me as mine had already seized up despite exclusively using synthetic oil and meticulously following the recommended maintenance schedule.

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