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2012 Kia Forte

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

  2012 Kia Forte 5-Door 5dr HB EX Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door Sedan LTZ Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$15,200
$16,800
Invoice $14,900 $16,212
MPG
City/Highway
22/36 25/42
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
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Bottom Line The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Elegant, simple styling
  • Cabin space (sedan and hatch)
  • Standard connectivity features
  • Eager powertrains

Dislikes:

  • Base model lacks telescopic steering
  • Balky clutch (manual)
  • Front-seat comfort

Likes:

  • Firm but comfortable ride
  • Gas mileage
  • Pleasing materials and trims
  • Wide range of seat adjustability
  • Large trunk

Dislikes:

  • Unremarkable exterior
  • Climate controls placed too low
  • Not much driving excitement
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