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New Fair Market Range
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MPG (up to)
26 City / 38 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Suspension, front independent McPherson strut, aluminum control arms with hydraulic bushings, 25mm hollow stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank
  • Steering, power, electric, rack-mounted
  • Brakes, front disc/rear drum

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) 5-spoke machined-face alloy
  • Tires, P215/60R16, all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • 1LT Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors, chrome belt moldings and 16" (40.6 cm) machined-face alloy wheels
  • Tire, compact spare and spare wheel, includes jack and lug nut wrench
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and delay feature
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, graphical display
  • Enhanced Acoustic Package
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints
  • 1LT/ECO Interior Appearance includes LS Interior Appearance content plus auxiliary glovebox in center dash, leather-wrapped steering wheel with Polar Silver accent and leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Seat trim, Premium cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on outboard positions
  • Armrest, rear center, articulating, with dual cup holders
  • Console, center with sliding armrest, storage, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets and dual cup holders
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, located in center console
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke, comfort grip
  • Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Center stack, integrated with ambient LED back lighting
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all and driver Express Up
  • Door locks, power
  • Key, primary foldable, additional foldable
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise control
  • Theft-deterrent system with anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone electronic includes air filter
  • Rear air ducts, floor mounted
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior dome with theater dimming, dual map lights, illuminated trunk area
  • Convenience hooks, rear

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Traction control
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, front height adjustable
  • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Reviews

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Great for single people or those with one child

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I have had a few problems with the transmission. Had to replace head gaskets twice and some hoses. When the car has an issue it goes into 'limp mode.' It will slowly go to 5 miles per hour and then you can not drive faster than 5 miles per hour until the problem is fixed. I do love the gas mileage and the way it rides. It was great for our family when there was just my spouse, son (age 7 now), dog and myself. Now we have added twins to our family and there is just not enough room in the backseat for all of the car seats. The trunk has been a lifesaver though, our stroller and pack-n-play fit in there along with about 5 bags of groceries. Most SUVs do not fit our stroller. If I did not have children I would purchase another one.

- Sarah D

My 2013 Chevy Cruze is very fast when it is running properly.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I bought this car used and what I thought was for a great deal. There were only 30,000 miles on the car and was in high hopes. The car drives smoothly, has heated leather seats and is very comfortable, even for long rides. Its is definitely a reliable vehicle because I drove it from NH to SC within the first three months of owning the vehicle. I didn't start running into problems with it until around 130,000 miles. My alternator needed to be replaced, as well as a throttle body and spark plugs. I really do love this car though. The only other issue I have run into is that I may need a new catalytic converter soon. But I would still highly recommend a Chevy Cruze to friends and family.

- Alyssa M

Looks like a car cruises like a jet!

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

The only problem I have had with my car so far is that it hesitated and lunges when I try to accelerate too quickly or accelerate while going uphill. When it does this I get warnings that my stabilitrak needs attention and my traction control as well. This has occurred several times and on dry surfaces. My Cruze handles very well on curves. I have found my car to be reliable and gets great gas mileage (approximately 480 miles to a tank-15 gal). I have found the Cruze to be extremely comfortable and spacious. My favorite features are the sun roof, seat warmers, remote start, and the touch screen. I feel like I am a pilot not a driver! I have found Chevys to be the best!

- Katherine P

Great compact car for commuting

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I haven't had any melt or minor problems with my vehicle. I do enjoy driving it so I would say that the performance is good, although in the summer months with the ac fully on it doesn't get up to speed as quickly as I would prefer sometimes. So far it has been pretty reliable as long as I have kept up the maintenance on it. I think it is somewhat on the small side for a car. I have no problem fitting in it and I feel the space is adequate but I've had complaints from passengers that my car is small. The car doesn't have many exceptional features but just mainly the basics and that works just fine for me.

- Angela N

Not a good purchase if you cannot afford repairs.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

The car gets great gas mileage and I am happy with the features. I installed an aftermarket apple carplay radio and a backup cam. However mine has been in for service numerous times. I would be out thousands of dollars if I didn't have a warranty. I am only at 58k, I have had all required maintenance done and they've replaced 2 water pumps, water outlet, wheel speed sensor, master cylinder, brake booster, engine oil actuator seals, engine oil cooler, oil pan gasket, transmission axle seal.

- Jeffrey D

Great miles per gallon gas saver.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Had a water pump problem and within 60000 miles it starts to idle. Has great miles per gallon and it has many safety features like the airbags everywhere. We had to level the antifreeze liquid every now and then to compensate the water pump leak that it had. The negative ground cable on the battery needs to be tighten or replaced to remove the light that turns on for power steering. Battery replaced after 50000 miles.

- Humberto G

My vehicle is good because it is small enough just for me.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

At times when I am trying to speed up in the car, it pushes back. That is the only problem I have with my car. It is quite small for a family of four or more, but this is a great car if you are single, or do not have a big family. It would fit 4 people comfortably, but there is not a lot of leg space if you are a plus-sized person having to sit in the back or front of the car. Other than that, it is overall a great car.

- Vanessa C


2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Mechanically its amazing! Super gas efficient which is main reason we went with the Cruze. Highways are much better. The car has almost 90k miles and really haven't had to fix much but basics. It's not the best for a big family though as it isn't very spacious in the back seat. Was great when our twins were small but not so much now. Motor still runs very strong and steering seems to be almost as good now in 2019

- Alyssa E

Poor acceleration, large blind spots, comfortable, decent sized trunk.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

The 2013 Chevy Cruze Lt has many blind spots and very poor acceleration. Although, I will say it has great handling, fast and effective air conditioning, is quite spacious and for a car its size, and has user friendly electrical features such as a backup camera, steering wheel radio controls, and Bluetooth. Another issue I've experienced is the trunk will only open by repeatedly pressing the button on the key fob.

- Tim W

Affordable and accommodating

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

The Chevy Cruze 2013 is a very decent vehicle. I have had this car for two years and I have never had any issues. The radio and sound system is great. The interior is comfortable and adjustable. The Cruze is more spacious than it appears and I could stow quite a lot of things when needed. It is also a very affordable model. I would overall recommend this model for people who want a good car without spending a lot.

- Noelle K

The vehicle is incredible and a wonderful vehicle for first time owners.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I absolutely love my vehicle. I have no problems at all with it currently. The car is very comfortable with adjustable seats. The steering wheel is adjustable to move higher/lower and farther/closer to the dashboard to help make it comfortable for any driver. The radio has really good sound. The handling of the car is incredible; the slightest adjustment in the wheel will immediately adjust your driving.

- Kris H

Chevy Cruze 2013 the good and the bad

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

My car runs great and it's very spacious inside even though it's considered a small car. The only problem I had was in 2017 the engine had to be rebuilt because the pistons were misfiring but it was still under warranty so I didn't have to pay anything out of pocket and Chevy gave me a brand new Malibu as a loaner car for a month while my Cruze was being fixed. I haven't had any problems since then.

- Sonya L

Chevrolet Cruze, the best first car I still have.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

This car is the best I've ever had, this is my first car and it's been with me for 3 years now, it's extremely reliable and I hardly use any gas when I do drive around in it. The sound system is pretty good for the age of the car. I haven't had any problems since I've bought this car unless it's the usual maintenance and buying worn out parts.

- Lee C

My vehicle is a Chevy Cruze. She is good on gas. She gets up fast.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

My car is great on gas. This a great car for the highway. Two children can sit comfortably in the back seat. I have had problems with the Cadillac converter and purge valve. The Cadillac converter cost me $1000 and purge valve cost $700. I have had my car 3 years and last year I had to buy brand new tires, which cost me about $600.

- Brooke R

Reliable and good on gas.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Ticking in the engine after 90,000 miles put on. I have had to replace the purge valve and replace the plastic container that holds fluids. That is was $500 with labor. Idols a little rough with ac running. Other than that it gets really good gas mileage I fill up once a month. I live close to work overall it is a good little car.

- Ashley V

Great car but a little too small

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I've had the car for less than 2 years and have already experienced issues. Within the first few months the battery was dead, the check engine light came on for the air flow Intake system and a shock broke. I love Chevy vehicles but the Cruze is on the smaller side, a little too small if you have multiple people in the car.

- Samantha S

My First Little Heavy Chevy

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

It's a good car has a lot of get and go. It's a used car and since getting I've had to make a considerable amount of repairs. I think getting this ca4 as a brand new car would have been better. That could only be due to the owner/seller. I like the features and the spaciousness of the car. I would've liked a different color

- Cheyenne G

Chevrolet Cruze lt - user review.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

As the car ages, I have noticed the mpg is not as good as it should be. The trunk space is great, cabin is small but manageable. It has a good turning circle and handles well. Overall it is a nice car. There have been a lot of recall notices sent out for that years model, but my car has only been affected by two of them.

- Kerry W

Chevy Cruze is great but is not without its issues

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Accelerates nicely most of the time. Engine has had several problems despite being driven safely. Good stereo system, speakers don't have a lot of bass but are decent. There is a glitch in the radio system that causes it to sometimes restart randomly that is apparently common among this model. Generally performs well.

- Jasmine J

I love the feature that reads your tire pressure.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Very reliable car! It's a great option for a first time buyer. It's rather spacious, and drives smoothly. It feels great to be in a car where not only you feel safe, but your passengers do as well. Car seats can be easily installed in the back seat using either the traditional seat belt method, or the latch system.

- Stacey T

The Cruze is a great sedan for its size.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

This car is amazing. It handles great in a highway. I do not really worry that much when I am in the highway and it is windy. The gas mileage is awesome. I enjoy driving it plus I only take it to the garage for oil change. No other problems. And it think it handles a lot better than some cars in the winter time.

- Pascal M

Great starter car for students

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

We bought the car with a salvage title and had to redo the transmission and body work due to a previous wreck. Since then, the only problem with this car has been the EVAP sensor and a antifreeze leak. Overall it is a great car and has been very reliable form of transportation for me from work and school.

- Kyle J

Reliable compact with good gas mileage and requires little costly maintenance.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Good on gas. Low maintenance over the course of 6 years of ownership. Comfortable to drive. Trunk has adequate space despite being a compact. Vehicle has a quick acceleration and maneuverability makes this a reliable and fun vehicle to drive. Front wheel drive does not handle that well on snow and ice.

- Ronald M

Maroon Chevy Cruze 2013: In love

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Have had my Cruze for 2 years and bought it as a used car and it still hasn't given me any problems at all!! Nice and roomy to be a smaller car. It does have some blind spots that took some getting used to, but the back up camera helps a ton! There is also many more features that make this a great car

- Katie F

Drives smooth and quiet. Problems with different hoses has been the most issues.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

We've had multiple problems with leaking air conditioning, the battery, hoses of all kinds have had problems. But the car drives smoother and quiet. It is fast and has a fast take off. It looks good and sounds good. I get a lot of compliments on it. The items that go wrong are not really expensive.

- Kristina G

2013 Silver Chevy Cruze LT with 4 doors and a sunroof

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

The brake pads go bad quickly. The tires it came with were not good in the snow. It's got nice black leather seats that heat up. It's got electric controls and a sunroof. Its silver with 4 doors and its automatic. It has a CD player. You can buy OnStar for it if you want and satellite radio.

- Lauren T

88,000 miles with very minor repairs!

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I have never had any issues with my Cruze during the 5 years I have owned it. Currently, the Cruze has approximately 88,000 miles and the only 'major' repairs needed on the vehicle have been new spark plugs, new tires, and a new battery. The MPG is very good and the car is very reliable.

- Katie G

The transmission is starting to fail

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

In the beginning when I got my car it was good and reliable I change the oil regularly, I drive it everywhere. But 3 years later it's starting to have trouble with the oil then the antifreeze, after that the transmission is starting to act up. And so far it is costing me a lot of money.

- Ana A

Great gas mileage, lots of room, all around great car

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Love the car! Steering and drives very smooth! The car does have the hands free option for your phone which is very important especially with the hands free law! Gas mileage is great! The trunk is very spacious! I am 5'6' and do not have a problem with room in the front or back seats.

- Katherine K

Overall Positive and Happy with this purchase

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Great car overall. No real issues, there are a few blind spots to get used to. Happy with this purchase. When we purchased we were a family of 4, we are now a family of 5. It is a tight fit, but we make it work. Would not recommend for bigger families, but we are happy with this car.

- Stephen C

2013 Chevy Cruze Review..

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

The 2013 Chevy Cruze has the following: Problems: Coolant leakage, and sometimes the engine makes a ticking noise. Performance: Very reliable car, and does really well with gas. Comfort: a tad too small but works well because usually it is just me and another person in the car.

- Cecilia B

Compact car with a lot to offer!

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Smooth ride, good on gas, but too small I need more room. It does feel safe though the fact that it is a smaller car does not make it feel like you are driving in a go cart. It's a pretty color too! I love the sunroof and the back is actually pretty spacious for kids and dogs.

- Ashley H

Turbo & Water pump Issues

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I purchased an extended warranty which was helpful. The water pump went out, the turbo exploded. I bought the car brand new in 2013. Sometimes while idling the car jerks slightly especially if the AC is on. Car has basic features. It does have remote start which is nice.

- John T

It's an amazing vehicle, thank you Chevrolet!

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

I enjoy the fact that my car has a back up camera and it's safe. It's in great condition and has been a great car since I bought it! I hope to have it for a long time. Its has a lot of amazing features. Just wish it had a trunk release button. It has a lot of interior space!

- Yolanda S

Chevy Cruze the best way to cruise

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

there isn't any major problems but I had to change the timing belt. Change a few tires there were spark plug problems and a problem with my battery but that could have just been those particular companies problems on the other hand it's great on gas and fits four comfortably

- Devin B

a little bit about my vehicle

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

really good vehicle, runs smooth. Speeds are high. No major issues. Very reliable. Good comfort. Has Bluetooth features. Air conditioning is good. Seats are cotton and feel great. No major issues . it's good on gas only takes about $30 to feel up and the gas last long

- Brittany Y

Great compact gas efficient car!

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

My car is perfect for my because I'm short .. it's like a little go cart, fast cute and compact! It's really good on gas, easy up keep and very safe. It's American made so the parts and repairs are fairly reasonable.. 9/10 would recommend! It's a 2013 Chevy Cruze!!

- Tye C

Amazing car for people on the go! Gas mileage is amazing and very inexpensive!

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

No problems! Is great on gas, tells you when you are getting low, shows how many miles you have left before empty, radio is modern but not complicated. Also tells you when your oil will need changed, had amazing breaks and is very easy to drive/operate. Z

- Tia S

Awesome. Economic. Modern.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Very economic, power steering is very soft, interior design is very modern, easy to clean. Exterior is quite sharp keeping modernity. Very big trunk capacity. Electronics it is no good, since is made in china. Brakes works well. Nice wheel ring design.

- Enrique B

It tells you the mile per gallon being used while driving.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

It's a decent car for longer trips. The gas mileage is great. It has decent room for 2-4 people but not ideal for more than one car seat. It runs great, and is tech friendly for those types people. Overall good call for a single person or small family.

- Rebecca O

Goods and bads of a 2013 Chevy Cruze rs.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Transmission slips, catalytic converters go bad easy, o2 sensor messes up easy. Rally sports are awesome and go fast. Tire stem valves mess up easy. Gas gauge starts messing up after a while. Smooth driving and has great brakes and a great turn radius.

- Michelle C

Chevy Cruze lt a small and reliable vehicle.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT

- Suzette P

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