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Selected Style 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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,238
$16,212
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$280 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 94.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.1 181.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type 4-wheel disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 15.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYW
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T145/90D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QYW
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3241 3093
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 2.4L/146 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.16
Trans Order Code NA MZ0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.82
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Kizashi Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 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 -
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