Compare 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Honda Civic
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4-Door Sedan ECO
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,552 $19,325
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,212 $16,800
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 26 38 $17,812 $18,555
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 26 38 $19,857 $20,685
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,146 $23,190
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX PZEV 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires & Navi 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic CNG w/Navi 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX PZEV 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX PZEV 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L PZEV 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic HF PZEV 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX PZEV 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 22 31 $21,141 $22,755

Pricing

Invoice Price

$18,552
$15,401

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$19,325
$16,555

Monthly Payment Estimate

$322 / month
$276 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.0

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. The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

42 mpg 39 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Midsize Car Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

52.4 49.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.8 55.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.6 83.2

Second Head Room (in)

37.9 34.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.9 52.2

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.0 53.2

Second Leg Room (in)

35.4 30.8

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 38.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 59.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

181.0 176.1

Height, Overall (in)

58.1 55.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.3 59.9

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 103.1

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.7 69.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.4 11.7

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

Four-Wheel 4-Wheel

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)

- TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.6 13.2

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.5 16.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.7 35.5

Steering Type

Pwr Electric Var Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.7 2.67

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

5GN NA

Front Tire Size

P215/55R17 P195/65HR15

Spare Tire Size

NA T135/80R16

Front Tire Order Code

5GN NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/55R17 P195/65HR15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3011 2716

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 7.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

438 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

148 @ 1850 128 @ 4300

Engine Order Code

LUJ NA

Displacement

1.4L/83 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 4900 140 @ 6300

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

42 39 (Est)

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 28 (Est)

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

33 32 (Est)

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.30 1.02

Trans Type

6 5

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.53

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.82 1.96

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.16 1.53

Trans Order Code

MF3 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.83 4.44

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.96 0.72

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.61 NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.27 2.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Cruze Honda Civic Cpe

Body Style

Sedan 2 Door Coupe

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - 18.0

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.98 0.71

Suspension Type - Rear

Compound Crank Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - 15.0

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - 0.43

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.7 6.5 (Est)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 5

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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