Compare 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2012 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door HB ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $28,499 $29,125
4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $30,456 $31,125
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,499
$16,212
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,125
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Air Pollution Score
NA -
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Midsize Car
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
30.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 94.6
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 181.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.4
Brakes
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)
8.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.49 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.06 15.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QYW
Front Tire Size
P145/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2579 3093
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 combined 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Electric Gas I4
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 Combined 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
Y4F1 LUW
Displacement
NA 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 25
Battery Range (mi)
62 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 29
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.54
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.16
Trans Order Code
- TBD - MZ0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.065 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.82
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.47
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 29
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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