For its 2019 model year release, the compact car Cruze from Chevrolet has gained some really good content in terms of its performance that matched perfectly with its revamped styling tweaks, upgraded technology, and a healthy package of collision-avoidance safety features that no doubt increased the level of confidence in the drivers. All these did play an important role in raising up the bar of expectations especially on its performance front. But did that make the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze a power performer? Our test drive experience with the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze at the Chevrolet dealer Humble nods in affirmation, so we thought of sharing it with you.

Power Lineup

The 2019 lineup of the Chevrolet Cruze as a compact car rounds up with few attractive sedan and hatchback sport trims. Available in L, LS, LT, and Premier trim levels, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze can be run on either a 1.4-liter turbo-4 gas engine or a 1.6-liter turbodiesel one. Chevrolet paired them to 6- or 9-speed automatic transmission respectively to make the most of their capacities, and that strategy really showed results in the dealership showrooms.

While many might feel it tempting enough to go for the turbodiesel Cruze model to benefit its fuel economy rates matching almost the hybrid-level, its engine falls short on its refinement at times.

Power Performance

Being the quiet and capable workhorse it is, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze might work for you like a secret weapon that rides and handles exceptionally well, while the riders can enjoy the comfort of a cozy cabin that never lets any external noise crawling inside it, even when the tires and wheels are going through a rough deal.

The credit for the stellar performance that every 2019 Cruze will assure you about can be given to Chevrolet for offering this dynamic a power lineup for the entire series.

To start with the base model of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze rides on a 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine in combination with a 6-speed automatic transmission that begets it the power of driving with a 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

The next upgrade is an available 1.6-liter turbodiesel inline-4 engine that raises a 137 of hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, with the help of a 9-speed automatic transmission.

For all the trims, Chevrolet has enabled a quick power steering that can delivers intuitive response to every driver input especially when weaving through the tricky roads around the town, while at highway speeds it proved itself much more refined than most of its rivals.

If you go for the Cruze models with Higher-spec which is made available in the Premier and LT trims in the garb of RS or Redline package, you can get the benefit of driving with a more sophisticated rear suspension that is important for a sharper handling.

Overall, from our test drive experience at the Chevrolet Humble dealership we can safely say, that all the Cruze models are good performers, while the higher trims can be even called as power performers that behaves in a refined and competent manner allowing the drivers to handle every road condition with a composure that is rare to find.