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

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

10.0

starting from

$19,225

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Cruze LT

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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More airbags
6
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Average top speed
132 mph
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Leather
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8.2

starting from

$32,585

Reasons to buy the Nissan Titan Crew Cab SV

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OK brakes
Disc
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Spacious front seats
64.6 ft3
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Quite powerful
317 HP @ 5,200 RPM
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Very spacious back seats
61.0 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.2
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Winner: Cruze LT
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  • Almost the same
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance - vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers roof rails
  • Neither offers a navigation system
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Cost - vs 10.0
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 10.0 vs 8.2

Luxury Features

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Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
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Titan Crew Cab SV
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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 Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Cruze LT

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
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Titan Crew Cab SV
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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 4 The Cruze LT has a good number of airbags, but the Titan Crew Cab SV is just OK (missing Knee, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Titan Crew Cab SV 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 OnStar vs None

Performance

Chevrolet
Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
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Titan Crew Cab SV
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Horsepower 138 HP @ 4,900 RPM vs 317 HP @ 5,200 RPM The Titan Crew Cab SV is fairly powerful, but the Cruze LT is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Titan Crew Cab SV's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Not Available
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None 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 22.5 lb/hp vs 16.0 lb/hp The Titan Crew Cab SV has OK performance while the Cruze LT gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-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 Unknown

Practicality

Chevrolet
Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
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Titan Crew Cab SV
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Passengers 5 vs 6 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range Unknown vs 504 miles
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Cargo space 15.4 ft3 vs 51.2 ft3 The Titan Crew Cab SV has OK cargo room, while the Cruze LT has very little
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front seats 52.7 ft3 vs 64.6 ft3 The Titan Crew Cab SV 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 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
2012 Chevrolet 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 Optional Like your tunes? In the Titan Crew Cab SV, you can upgrade to 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

Cost

Chevrolet
Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
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Titan Crew Cab SV
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MSRP $19,225 vs $32,585 The Cruze LT has a great price and the Titan Crew Cab SV is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage Unknown vs 13 mpg
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
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Titan Crew Cab SV
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
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Titan Crew Cab SV
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0-60 mph 7.8 seconds vs 7.3 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 16.0 s @ 88 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 132 mph vs 112 mph The Cruze LT's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Titan Crew Cab SV is just OK

Other Vehicles to Consider

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Placeholder 2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Titan Crew Cab SV vs Tundra CrewMax
Placeholder 2011 Nissan Armada SV Titan Crew Cab SV vs Armada SV
Placeholder Placeholder Titan Crew Cab SV vs Titan King Cab PRO-4X
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco 2012 Ford Fusion SE Cruze eco vs Fusion SE
2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco 2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Cruze eco vs Impala LS
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 2011 Toyota Camry Cruze LTZ vs Camry

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