Compare 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2012 Toyota Corolla

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Toyota Corolla
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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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4-Door Sedan Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic L 26 34 $16,027 $16,960
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $16,570 $17,910
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $17,439 $18,820
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual L 27 34 $15,243 $16,130
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S 27 34 $16,674 $17,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,552
$16,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,325
$16,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
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. For those who want frugal, trouble-free transportation but have no want of excitement, the 2012 Toyota Corolla fits the bill.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 92.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.0 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 12.3
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 - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.6 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3011 2767
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUJ NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 2.34
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.55
Trans Order Code
MF3 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.27 2.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Toyota Corolla
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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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