2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback First Drive Review [Video]

Are hatchback vehicles back in style? Chevrolet thinks so and has introduced the hatchback version of the Cruze.

TFL’s Roman Mica had the chance recently to drive the new 2017 Cruze hatchback to see what it’s all about.

Chevy is joining the ranks of Volkswagen, Ford, and Honda in offering a hatchback to its customers. The new Honda Civic hatchback is also expected to be released shortly, marking the first time in years Honda has offered its iconic vehicle in a hatchback version in the United States.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Under the hood, the Cruze hatchback has a 1.4-liter turbo engine that produces 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The car isn’t super fast, but is peppy for a commuter car.

Inside, the hatchback version offers more room for both storage and passengers. Roman noticed that when he sat in the back seat of the hatchback version there was more room for him as opposed to the regular sedan version.

All that room, however, does come at a price. Chevy has added $1,100 more to the price tag of the hatchback version. The model Roman drove comes in at about $29, 465, which was loaded with technology and luxury features.

What is the gas mileage of the new Cruze hatchback and is it comparable to other smaller cars? What features did Roman like best? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.