The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze has an impressive background. The 2017 edition earned a spot in the top ten at Consumer Reports. The LS and LT editions are both budget-friendly packages that are sure to please car shoppers. In this comparison, we’ll look at how they are alike and different.
The Cruze LS edition is the base model for the sedan. The LT trim is the second tier for sedans and the entry edition for 2018 Chevy Cruze hatchbacks. The turbo engine cranks out 153 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. You can choose between a manual transmission and an automatic on either trim. LT Automatics have cruise control, an available remote starter, and available push button start. Fuel economy is 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway with either the LS or LT automatic editions. The LT hatchback earns 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. Whichever Chevy Cruze you choose, you can be sure it will bring you dividends at the gas pump.
While the Cruze LS and LT come with similar interior features, the LT offers a bit more. This includes duplicate controls on the steering wheel, carpeted floor mats, and additional audio speakers. Also, the LT lets you step up to more. This includes an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and ambient lighting. The sedan and hatchback interiors are similar in size with generous wiggle room on the second row. The Chevy Cruze LT Hatchback has a cargo hold rather than a trunk. It measures 22.7 cubic feet, giving you plenty of room for your family’s gear.
The 2018 Chevy Cruze has ten airbags and a five-star federal safety rating. LS editions start you out right with a rear vision camera, LATCH attachments, Onstar connectivity, and a Teen Driver function. If you want crash avoidance features, the LT offers a Driver Confidence package. To watch the car’s sides and rear, you can get Rear Park Assist, a Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. Higher editions add a forward collision alert with a following distance indicator. A lane departure alert is paired with a lane keep assist.
|Specs||2018 Chevrolet Cruze LS||2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT|
|Fuel Economy||28 city / 39 highway||28 city / 39 highway|
|Horsepower||153 hp||153 hp|
|Torque||177 lb-ft||177 lb-ft|