Compare 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Honda Civic
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4-Door Sedan LS
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
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic PZEV HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,212
$14,846
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,800
$15,955
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
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. The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Car Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 94.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.0 177.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 12.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 2608
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 140 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3800 128 @ 4300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.24
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.87
Trans Order Code
MZ0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.29
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.14
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Honda Civic Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.43
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
29 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.0
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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