2012 Chevrolet
Cruze LT
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Cruze LT

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

10.0

starting from

$19,225

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Cruze LT

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the over the
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

10.0

starting from

$19,225

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Cruze LT

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the over the
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash
  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither has a power seat option
Road Tests 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Cost - vs -
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features - vs -
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
Performance - vs -
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  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System - vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 10.0

Crash Test Ratings

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Cruze LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Luxury Features

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Cruze LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to leather

Road Tests

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Cruze LT
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0-60 mph 7.8 seconds vs 7.8 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 139 ft vs 139 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 16.1 s @ 87 mph vs 16.1 s @ 87 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 0.81 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed 132 mph vs 132 mph Both vehicles' top speed is just average

Cost

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Cruze LT
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MSRP $19,225 vs $19,225 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage Unknown vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Cruze LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Performance

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Cruze LT
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Horsepower 138 HP @ 4,900 RPM vs 138 HP @ 4,900 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Unknown
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs Turbocharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.5 lb/hp vs 22.5 lb/hp Both Cruze LT and Cruze LT are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.7 ft vs 35.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Cruze LT
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range Unknown vs Unknown
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Cargo space 15.4 ft3 vs 15.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.7 ft3 vs 52.7 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Cruze LT
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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Cruze LT vs Malibu LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco 2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Cruze eco vs Impala LS
2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco 2012 Ford Fusion SE Cruze eco vs Fusion SE
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 2011 Toyota Camry Cruze LTZ vs Camry
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Cruze LT vs Malibu LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco 2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Cruze eco vs Impala LS
2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco 2012 Ford Fusion SE Cruze eco vs Fusion SE
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 2011 Toyota Camry Cruze LTZ vs Camry

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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will (0:51 PM, November 07, 2013)
CAn you switch the black and white radio for the color screen