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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,212 $16,800
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 26 38 $17,812 $18,555
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,552 $19,325
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 26 38 $19,857 $20,685
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,146 $23,190
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,212
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,800
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$275 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a practical, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and a strong value, but it does lack the nimble, tossable feel that some small-car fans appreciate. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Midsize Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 90.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 43.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 181.0 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 13.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYW - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code QYW - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3093 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 438 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code LUW NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.14
Trans Order Code MZ0 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.82
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cruze Ford Focus
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 29 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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