You'll Pay a Premium for the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback's Extra Space

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
you ll pay a premium for the chevrolet cruze hatchback s extra space

Chevrolet just announced pricing for the 2017 Cruze hatchback due out this fall, and the extra cargo volume tacks on about $4,700 to the price of a base sedan.

Buyers looking for an extra 32.4 cubic feet of cargo space (with rear seats folded) will pay an MSRP of $22,190 — a price that includes a destination freight charge, but not taxes, fees and other monetary hassles.

Assuming a $875 charge (the same as a 2016 Cruze Limited), that pushes the price difference between the hatch and the “L” sedan to less than five grand.

Of course, interior volume alone doesn’t account for the price increase. The hatch variant does away with the bargain basement trim lines and starts at the LT level. Premium and RS trims are also available. Buyers can expect GM’s upgraded 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, making 153 horsepower and 177 pounds-feet of torque.

The automaker didn’t say whether a manual transmission would be offered in the LT hatch, thought it is offered in the LT sedan. If it only comes with an automatic, the price gap between it and a $21,120 (MSRP) LT sedan is barely big enough to let daylight through.

[Image: General Motors]

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  • Old Man Pants Old Man Pants on Jun 16, 2016

    Bye-bye squared-off, useful hatches. You were wonderful.

    • Gearhead77 Gearhead77 on Jun 16, 2016

      This a million times. My last "square back " was my 04 Jetta GLS 1.8T wagon. I thought the CTS wagon was the best looking version of that car, but the useful area in the back wasn't much. I enjoy wagons and hatches for versatility, making the rear window bend inwards to the cargo area does no favors.

  • 30-mile fetch 30-mile fetch on Jun 16, 2016

    Your first sentence is annoying considering you know good and well the hatch starts at a higher trim level. Why not just list the $1070 estimated price difference here instead of going all convoluted on us until the last sentence? edit: I see carguy made this point above.

  • Rod Panhard Rod Panhard on Jun 17, 2016

    The Saturn Astra, which was really an Opel Astra made in Belgium and literally badge-engineered into a "Saturn," is back. Oddly enough, it's also priced damn close to what a Saturn Astra cost as well.

  • Dan R Dan R on Jun 17, 2016

    You cannot be serious! No harm in trying I suppose.