2011 Nissan
Titan Crew Cab SL
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Cruze LT

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10.0

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$41,185

Reasons to buy the Nissan Titan Crew Cab SL

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OK brakes
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Spacious front seats
64.6 ft3
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Quite powerful
317 HP @ 5,200 RPM
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

8.0

Runner-up

Chevrolet Cruze LT

starting from

$19,225

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Cruze LT

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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More airbags
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Very inexpensive
$19,225
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.0
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Titan Crew Cab SL's power seats; not available on the Cruze LT
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Titan Crew Cab SL
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Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers roof rails
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 10.0 vs 8.0

Luxury Features

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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Titan Crew Cab SL's power seats; not available on the Cruze LT
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Titan Crew Cab SL

Performance

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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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Horsepower 317 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 138 HP @ 4,900 RPM The Titan Crew Cab SL is fairly powerful, but the Cruze LT is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Titan Crew Cab SL's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The Cruze LT's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.3 lb/hp vs 22.5 lb/hp The Titan Crew Cab SL has OK performance while the Cruze LT gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Titan Crew Cab SL's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Cruze LT is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 35.7 ft

Cost

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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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MSRP $41,185 vs $19,225 The Cruze LT has a great price and the Titan Crew Cab SL is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 12 mpg 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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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 6 The Cruze LT has a good number of airbags, but the Titan Crew Cab SL is just OK (missing Knee, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Titan Crew Cab SL has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The Cruze LT is 1.7x safer than the Titan Crew Cab SL
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

Practicality

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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 476 miles vs Unknown
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Cargo space 51.2 ft3 vs 15.4 ft3 The Titan Crew Cab SL has OK cargo room, while the Cruze LT has very little
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front seats 64.6 ft3 vs 52.7 ft3 The Titan Crew Cab SL has roomy front seats, but the Cruze LT is very cramped
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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 Optional vs Not Available The Titan Crew Cab SL offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Cruze LT
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Cupholders 8 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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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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Number of speakers 10 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Titan Crew Cab SL's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Titan Crew Cab SL; but it's not available at all on the Cruze LT

Road Tests

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Titan Crew Cab SL
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Chevrolet
Cruze LT
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0-60 mph 7.3 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 16.0 s @ 88 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 Unknown vs 0.81 g
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Top speed 112 mph vs 132 mph The Cruze LT's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Titan Crew Cab SL is just OK

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