Compare 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2012 Suzuki Kizashi

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
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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 Sedan Manual FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD S 21 31 $18,238 $18,999
4-Door dn CVT FWD S S 23 31 $20,158 $20,999
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS Sport 20 29 $21,502 $22,399
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD SE 23 30 $21,550 $22,449
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 FWD SE Leather Edition 23 30 $22,942 $23,899
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 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 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 SLS Sport 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SLS Sport w/Navi 22 29 $26,590 $27,699
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,212
$18,238
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,800
$18,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
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
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Car Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.5
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
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
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
Engine Order Code
LUW NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
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 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MZ0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.12
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Suzuki Kizashi
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash 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
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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