Compare 2012 Honda Civic vs 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Honda Civic
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic PZEV HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
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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
$14,846
$16,212
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,955
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch. 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
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.5 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 181.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYW
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2608 3093
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA MZ0
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Chevrolet Cruze
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.43 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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