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The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze can take you to your destination with ease. This compact car is low to the ground, without the glitz of newer models. Instead, it sticks to the essentials, getting an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with the standard 1.8L engine and manual transmission. These fuel economy figures mean fewer trips to the pump and more time on the open road.
Before you throw up your hands, consider the perks of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze's stick shift. The standard manual transmission gives you a connection to the car you just don't get with an automatic gearbox. This makes it particularly suited to winding roads and fun drives where you really want to feel how your car is performing.
With five trims—LS, 1LT, Eco, 2LT, and LTZ—it's easy to find the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze that meets your needs. If you're looking for improved mpg figures, the 2012 Cruze Eco with the 1.4L turbocharged engine and manual transmission gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 40 mph highway. But if manual transmission isn't your thing, don't discount the Chevy Cruze—each trim is available with an automatic transmission. Keep an eye out for features like cruise control (1LT and higher), leather seats (2LT and higher), and a push-button start (LTZ).
Even at the base level, the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze's standard 138-hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine provides the power you need to get from point A to point B. With standard front-wheel drive and room for five, the Cruze is a great daily driver. Available traction control and heated front seats are new for the 2012 model year, making chilly winter mornings easier than ever.
2012 marked the end of an era of car technology, with buttons few and far between in modern vehicles. If you're looking for a sophisticated, button-optimized dashboard, the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze has what you want and need. Enjoy a tactile cabin alongside parking sensors and power locks, a Pioneer Bluetooth® speaker system, and more.
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RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Cruze an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Cruze 32nd out of 44 among Compact Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Chevrolet Cruze
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