Step past the Cruze Equipe sedan or hatch and spend more on a Cruze Z-Series sedan or hatch and you get a reversing camera, satellite navigation, seats trimmed partly in leather, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. There are also several cosmetic changes, among them different wheels (but still 17-inch diameter alloys), spoilers at the rear of the body, and badged floor mats.
Spend more again on a Cruze SRi-Z and you get the more powerful, 1.6-litre turbo engine, leather trim, heated front seats, and smart-key entry (you can leave your keys in your pocket or bag when unlocking the doors). Wheel size grows to 18 inches, and the tyres are wider and lower in profile (which enhances steering response marginally and looks sportier).
The wagons are offered only with the 1.8 litre engine and automatic transmission. The CD has smaller – 16-inches – and narrower alloy wheels than the sedans and hatches, while the CDX rolls on the 17s. Each wagon offers the option of a full-sized spare (other Cruzes rely on a space-saver spare, at best).
CD wagon features are otherwise similar to those on the Equipe sedans and hatches, while the CDX wagon compares with the SRi-Z, but with rain-sensing windscreen wipers and without the Z models’ sport-themed cosmetic touches.