2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: Everything You Need to Know

Chevrolet Cruze Hatch
1 of 11

The Most Practical Cruze Combines Versatility and Economy

The 2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback is, as far as General Motors is concerned, the Cruze in its fullest expression. It’s a good deal more expensive than the Cruze sedan, but unless you go crazy with options, it still fits comfortably within the realm of affordable economy cars.

The Cruze hatch has two advantages over its sedan sibling. The practical one is that it has a lot more cargo space than the sedan. The other is that the hatchback body style gives it a more youthful appeal, which Chevy enhances with available body kits and performance packages. The Cruze hatch is not a sports car and doesn’t pretend to be one, but you can get one with a manual transmission and a turbodiesel engine, which in North America today is a rare combination.

Overall, it is an efficient, comfortable, quiet, and spacious economy car with sporty-ish handling and just enough passing power. In this slideshow, we’ll examine the Chevy Cruze hatchback from every angle so you can find just the right configuration of this highly configurable car.