The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback will soon arrive in the American market and is believed to become the strongest contender in the small car segment. This car looks almost the same with its predecessor, the sedan, only this time, the hatchback offers more space. This makes the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback popular among people who need more space for their pets or for their cargoes.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is roomy enough for passengers in the rear seat to enjoy more legroom and headroom for comfort. It boasts of 22.7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. If more space is needed, the hatch seats can be folded to free 47.2 cubic feet of space, which is much higher than that of the sedan, according to Auto Blog.
Powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback cannot be considered a fast car just like its predecessor, the sedan. However, the hatchback sports control arms with hydraulic suspension bushings, making it run smoothly on uneven surfaces that results to smooth and satisfying drives and rides, according to Auto Week.
Despite the fact that the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is more bulky than the sedan, the cabin remains quiet at all times. This is achieved by applying some measures that deaden the noise that may be caused by the rear spoiler or by losing the bulkhead that separates the trunk from the backseat. Even on rough roads, the sound of bumps is highly minimal, according to Car and Driver.
Instead of the four trims available for its sedan counterpart, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedan has only two, making the starting price higher than that of its predecessor. But for people known for their being practical such as the Americans, its bigger cargo space will be its greatest attraction once it hits the US market.