Earlier this week, we brought you a detailed overview of the upgraded Driver Information Center in the 2012 Chevy Cruze. As we were combing through a 2012 Cruze LTZ, we also noticed a new-for-2012 feature — keyless access and push-button start.
The system works as one would expect: leave your key fob in your purse or pocket, reach out, pull on the door handle, and — voilla — the door unlocks. Once inside, depress the brake pedal, push the engine start/stop button — located immediately to the right of the steering wheel — and the Cruze springs to life.
To shut the engine off, press the engine start/stop button once. Then, exit the vehicle and lock the Cruze by touching the square button located on the door handle (of either the driver’s door or that of the front passenger). Simple as pie.
Keyless access and push-button start is standard on the Cruze LTZ and available as a $300 option on the 2LT.