2012 Chevrolet Cruze Review

Thursday December 1st, 2011 at 8:1212 AM
Posted by: AKramer

Alex sizes up the trunks space of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

All of these features mean that the Cruze won’t be the cheapest compact car on the road, but Chevrolet hopes to be competitive on value as well. The base LS model starts at $16,995, with the LT and Eco models starting at $18,995, and the LTZ topping out at $22,695. Add premium sound, navigation, and the RS appearance package to an LTZ and your Cruze could cost close to $25k, well into mid-size car territory. But given the high level of content this isn’t necessarily a bad deal and is comparable to an equivalently optioned Civic or Focus.

Altogether, the Chevy Cruze is an attractive, upscale, and unique new entry that should turn quite a few heads. Kudos to GM for no longer being content to simply fill rental car fleets with mediocre product and instead giving American drivers a small car they can be proud to own and drive. Now it just remains to be seen if customers can be convinced that the Cruze really is a break from the past, and is every bit as good and in some respects better than the competition.

 

Available Sedan Models

LS - MSRP from $16,720

  • 1.8L 4-cyl. engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Up to 25 cty/36 hwy mpg
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite radio
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth (Optional)

1LT - MSRP from $18,475

  • 1.4L 4-cyl. engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Up to 26 cty/38 hwy mpg
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod input
  • Satellite radio
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Eco - MSRP from $19,245

  • 1.4L 4-cyl. engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Up to 28 cty/42 hwy mpg
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod input
  • Satellite radio
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Navigation System (Optional)

2LT - MSRP from $20,605

  • 1.4L 4-cyl. engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Up to 26 cty/38 hwy mpg
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod input
  • Satellite radio
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Navigation System (Optional)

 

LTZ - MSRP from $20,605
  • 1.4L 4-cyl. engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Up to 26 cty/38 hwy mpg
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod input
  • Satellite radio
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Navigation System (Optional)

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One Response to 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Review

  1. Peter Anastopulos says:

    This car should have been built in 1995 what took them so long.They bumble through Cavalier and Cobalt and now it’s Cruze.This car will have a hard time competing against they new Focus,Mazda 3 and of course Honda and Toyota will update there Civic and Corolla .They only Car’s this really beats with is the Ancient Nissan Sentra and the Hyundai Elantra /KIA disgusting.This class of Auto’s is so competitive price wise that I don’t know how wise it is to play in this area with out a Hybrid, Diesel or no possibility of achieving over 40 mpg.I would buy the 32 Mpg Malibu over this and probably make a deal close in price to the Cruze.





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