2018 Chevrolet Cruze Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Chevrolet Cruze Prices - How Much is a Chevrolet Cruze?
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What's New for the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze?
Last year, Chevy introduced a hatchback body style for the Cruze in addition to the sedan model; this year, the hatchback is available with the diesel powertrain for the first time. The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is part of the generation that began with the full redesign in 2018.
Trims and Features
Despite its compact status, the Chevrolet Cruze can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers, with ample headroom and legroom throughout the cabin. It has LATCH connectors for two child safety seats. Reviewers say the interior of the Cruze is well-built with high-quality materials, especially considering its status as one of the least expensive compact cars available. You'll have 22.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the hatchback and between 13.9 and 14.8 in the sedan depending on trim.
The base model of the Cruze (L) is packed with some of the latest tech features, including a wireless hotspot and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Chevy's MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera. It's also equipped with keyless entry and automatic headlights. The LS has an upgraded interior as well as the ability to upgrade to an automatic transmission from the standard manual. Both these models are available only as sedans.
The LT trim comes in both sedan and hatchback models and includes everything in the lower trims plus satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo with steering-wheel-mounted controls, heated side mirrors, cruise control, a split-folding rear seat, and LED daytime running lights. The fully-loaded Premier trim comes standard with a turbodiesel and six-speed automatic powertrain. Additional amenities include leather upholstery, leather-trimmed heated steering wheel, heated front seats, push-button and remote start, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and ambient lighting.
2018 Chevrolet Cruze drivers have two engines to choose from. The turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine provides 153 horses and an EPA-estimated 29 city/40 highway miles per gallon. If you opt for a turbodiesel model, you'll get 137 horses and up to 30 city and 52 highway miles per gallon, among the best numbers in the compact class.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze has some of the highest crash test scores among the compact class, including a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. The standard Teen Driver system allows parents to set parameters, such as speed and volume limits, that correspond to a specific car key. An array of active safety tech is available in higher trims, including rear parking sensors, lane change alert, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision and rear cross-traffic alert, and an indicator that measures safe following distance.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Chevrolet Cruze
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Chevrolet Cruze invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Chevrolet Cruze MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.