Ever drive a Cruze? It certainly is the best rental I’ve ever had − I wouldn’t have a problem owning one 24/7 provided it had a manual transmission and I needed to wear a tie. It certainly is more “adult” than the previous Cobalt, and it has given Chevrolet a much-needed quality model in a very tough segment. For 2015, there are only minor changes, but all models have experienced a slight price increase.
According to Edmunds.com, base 2015 Cruze LS will now cost you $225 more than the 2014 model. Starting at $18,570 including an $825 destination charge, the 2015 Cruze LS comes with an 1.8L four and six-speed manual. Another distinct model is the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, which will cost you $20,920 including destination, which is a $160 bump from a year ago. Prefer diesel? The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel starts at $26,485, which is a $675 price increase last year’s model.
But don’t think the value’s lost with the price increases as the Cruze receives LED daytime running lights on Cruze LT, LTZ, Eco, and Diesel models, and revised exterior styling on all models except the base LS − the resemblance to the Impala and Malibu is now stronger.
Inside you’ll find upgrades that include revised cupholders and a relocated trunk release and door lock switches. Of course, enhanced connectivity features include new text message alerts and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users.