Have owned a 2012 LS for 5 years. Thinking of trading in for a new car in a few months and would consider another Cruze LS, since I’ve mostly been happy with this one. Couple of questions:
- Am I correct in thinking that ALL Cruze configurations now use the 1.5L engine? If so, is this a “new” version of the engine, or does it still suffer from the same issues as previous years (i.e. - leaking coolant problems, thermostat, etc)?
- The one thing that I have not liked about my Cruze is the auto transmission. It shifts too often, and sometimes not so smoothly. When the car was new I thought there was something wrong with it. Then I found out that it’s just the way that transmission is. I’ve learned to live with it, but I don’t like it. Wondering if Chevy has a better transmission in the new model.
- Am I correct that the new LS’s do not have Sirius/XM as an option anymore? (If so, bad choice on Chevy’s part….that might make me lean towards another car that does)
- Do the new LS’s come with a USB port? Looking at specs online is confusing. I do not care at all about wifi hotspots, data usage, bluetooth connectivity. But I DO want a USB port. I currently have a flash drive with a few thousand songs on it that is always plugged into my car’s USB…I love having a music library available like that at all times. (and my wife likes to be able to charge her iPhone in it as well). Again, if no USB in LS, then that’s a definite deal breaker for me.