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    2017 Chevy Cruz

    Good things come in small packages -- for proof, check out the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. This compact sedan is designed to impress both inside and out, with an incredibly fuel-efficient engine and a well-crafted interior with a surprising amount of room. The new Chevy Cruze isn't a speed demon by any means, but with four trim levels that are each laden with features -- including a luxurious Premier trim with leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel and more -- there's more than enough here to bring smiles to drivers' faces. Better yet is that the Cruze is available at a highly affordable price point. Are you thinking about visiting your local Chevy dealership to take this car for a test drive? If so, read on to learn more about the 2017 Chevy Cruze and its various configurations and features.

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    MYTH: You can't get options package to improve the exterior styling.

    The 2017 Chevy Cruze is already a good-looking little car, but you can pump up the excitement further with the RS Appearance package. This optional package adds a rear spoiler, fog lights, 18-inch wheels and a sport body kit. It's available on both the LT and Premier trim levels.

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    MYTH: The Chevy Cruz basic L trim is lacking on features.

    The 2017 Chevy Cruz is packed with features even at its most basic trim level. The standard L trim comes with automatic headlights, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, a stereo system with a USB port, a rearview camera, OnStar with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 7-inch touchscreen, MyLink infotainment and more. This trim also gets remote locks, an adjustable seat, a tilt-telescoping wheel and other useful features.

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    MYTH: The Chevy Cruze isn't very sporty.

    Want a stylish small sedan? Then check out the 2017 Chevy Cruze LT trim, which adds 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and running lights and cool interior features such as cruise control and steering-wheel controls for the phone and stereo.

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    MYTH: The Premier trim isn't much different than the Cruze LT.

    The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Premier trim gets 17-inch wheels, ambient cabin lighting, leather upholstery, an upgraded suspension for better handling and more. It's a great step toward luxury considering the Cruz is an affordable compact sedan.

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    MYTH: The 2017 Chevy Cruze is only available as an automatic.

    Do you prefer manual transmissions? If so, you're in luck. The Cruze comes standard as a manual for all but the Premier trim, which gets a six-speed automatic. Any other trim can be upgraded with an automatic transmission.

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    MYTH: The Cruze doesn't get a sunroof.

    Add a sunroof to the Chevy Cruze by getting the optional Sun and Sound package that's available on both the LT and Premier trims. In addition to a sunroof, this package also gets a larger touchscreen, a Bose sound system, navigation and more.

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    MYTH: The Cruze's four-cylinder engine is underpowered.

    While the Cruze isn't known for its acceleration, its 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine is turbocharged to provide plenty of power for its class. It is slightly slower than most compact sedans, but the Cruze also gets excellent EPA fuel ratings of 32 mpg combined.

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    MYTH: The 2017 Chevy Cruze isn't available as a hatchback.

    Want this car as a hatchback? The 2017 Chevy Cruz can be purchased as a hatchback in either the LT or Premier trims. In addition, the hatchback Cruze models get cargo covers and rear spoilers for a more sporty vibe.