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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 ECO 28 42 $18,552 $19,325
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 26 38 $17,812 $18,555
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 Manual FWD S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S 21 31 $18,238 $18,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $21,550 $22,449
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE Leather Edition 23 30 $22,942 $23,899
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,502 $22,399
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS Sport 23 30 $23,566 $24,549
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD SLS Sport 20 29 $24,094 $25,099
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SLS Sport w/Navi 23 30 $25,294 $26,349
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD S 23 30 $21,598 $22,499
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $22,846 $23,799
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE Leather Edition 22 29 $24,238 $25,249
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD GTS Sport 22 29 $24,862 $25,899
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport w/Navi 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door dn CVT FWD S S 23 31 $20,158 $20,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,212
$18,238
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,800
$18,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$317 / month
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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. If you're looking for a sophisticated, well-equipped sporty sedan that's a lot of car for the money, you should definitely check out the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Car Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 105.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 181.0 183.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 13.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr 4-wheel disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QYW NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size NA T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3093 3241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
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 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 185 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 3800 170 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 - TBD -
Trans Order Code MZ0 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cruze Suzuki Kizashi
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 29 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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