Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
List price range
$4,999 - $11,998

Pros

  • Upscale interior design
  • lively yet efficient turbocharged engine
  • Eco model's high fuel economy
  • secure handling
  • top safety scores
  • big trunk.

Cons

  • Mediocre seating comfort
  • six-speed automatic's sleepy responses.

Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze for Sale

Chevrolet Cruze 2012 Eco 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
100,028 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
Eco
List$6,475
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
45,047 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
List$8,969
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
77,587 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
Koons GM Corner
15.7 mi away
List$7,998
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Red All-Star Edition, Center Dash Auxiliary Glovebox Delete, Front Fog Lamps, Pioneer Premium 9-Speaker System, Power Sliding Sunroof, Rear Spoiler, Rocker Moldings, RS Package. Recent Arrival! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Odometer is 6754 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Chevrolet Cruze 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
122,356 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
LS
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $122/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
92,731 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
List$6,965
Est.Loan: $130/mo
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$192 Below Market
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BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
Chevrolet Cruze 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
67,668 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
LS
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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$220 Below Market
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***LOW MILEAGE, NEW TIRES......................2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE LS SEDAN, SILVER WITH A BLACK/GRAY INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY 67K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 16 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
97,608 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
Shannon Auto Sales
19.2 mi away
List$7,777
Est.Loan: $145/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
98,337 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
LS
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$7,288
Est.Loan: $136/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
100,448 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
LS
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Abs - 4-Wheel, Air Filtration, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Alternator - 120 Amps, Ambient Lighting, Antenna Type - Mast, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Anti-Theft System - Theft-Deterrent System, Armrests - Rear Center Folding With Storage, Assist Handle - Front, Assist Handle - Rear, Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack, Axle Ratio - 3.94, Battery Rating - 438 Cca, Battery Saver, Cargo Area Light, Center Console - Front Console With Armrest And Storage, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Crumple Zones - Front, Crumple Zones - Rear, Cupholders - Front, Daytime Running Lights, Dimming Rearview Mirror - Manual Day/Night, Door Handle Color - Body-Color, Driver Information System, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 6, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Height, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Rear, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Front Airbags - Dual, Front Brake Diameter - 10.8, Front Brake Type - Disc, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Stabilizer Bar - Diameter 25 Mm, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Fuel Economy Display - Mpg, Fuel Economy Display - Range, Grille Color - Black, Headlights - Auto Delay Off, Headlights - Auto On, Headlights - Halogen, Impact Absorbing Bumpers, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Interior Accents - Leather, Knee Airbags - Dual Front, Mirror Color - Black, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Oil Monitor, One-Touch Windows - 4, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - 6, Power Door Locks, Power Outlet%28S%29 - Two 12v, Power Steering, Power Windows, Radio - Am/Fm, Reading Lights - Front, Rear Brake Diameter - 10.5, Rear Brake Type - Drum, Rear Headrests - 3, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Type - 60-40 Split Bench, Rear Seatbelts - 3-Point, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Rear Suspension Classification - Semi-Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Torsion Beam, Rear Vents - Second Row, Retained Accessory Power, Roll Stability Control, Safety Brake Pedal System, Satellite Communications - Onstar, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Side Airbags - Front, Side Airbags - Rear, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Manual Folding, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side-Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Stability Control, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Storage - Accessory Hook, Tinted Glass, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire Type - All Season, Total Speakers - 6, Traction Control, Upholstery - Premium Cloth, Vanity Mirrors - Dual, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Wheel Covers - Full, Wheels - Steel, Window Defogger - Rear, Window Trim - Black
Chevrolet Cruze 2012 Eco 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
47,599 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
Eco
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
List$9,988
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
67,093 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
Audi Arlington
24.4 mi away
List$8,987
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1LT %2A%2A CARFAX CERTIFIED - NO ACCIDENTS %2A%2A WARRANTY INCLUDED %2A%2A AM /FM / CD %28MP3%29 %2A%2A PREMIUM SOUND %2A%2A TRACTION CONTROL %2A%2A POWER WINDOWS & LOCKS %2A%2A ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM %2A%2A DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS %2A%2A FOG LIGHTS %2A%2A REAR SPOILER %2A%2A ALLOY WHEELS %2A%2A POWER SUNROOF %2A%2A SIRIUS SATELLITE READY %2A%2A BLUETOOTH %2A%2A MUCH MORE %2A%2A CALL ONE OF OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE SALES CONSULTANTS FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VEHICLES. SUNROOF POWER SLIDING,RS PACKAGE includes rocker moldings unique front and rear fascias Sport Body Kit %28T43%29 rear spoiler and uplevel jeweled instrument panel cluster with chrome trim rings %28uplevel cluster is standard on LTZ%29 %28Also includes %28T3U%29 front fog lamps.%29,TRANSMISSION 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE,PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP,ALL-STAR EDITION includes %28UQA%29 Pioneer premium 9-speaker system and %28CF5%29 power sunroof.,AXLE 3.53 FINAL DRIVE RATIO,LICENSE PLATE BRACKET FRONT,BLACK GRANITE METALLIC,AUDIO SYSTEM AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability graphical display,WHEELS 16%2522 %2840.6 CM%29 5-SPOKE MACHINED-FACE ALLOY,FOG LAMPS FRONT,AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE PIONEER PREMIUM 9-SPEAKER SYSTEM WITH AMPLIFIER 250 WATTS,JET BLACK PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM,SPOILER REAR,SEATS FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINING SEATBACKS AND ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS,ENGINE ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI TURBO with water cooled bearings %28138 hp [102.9 kW] %40 4900 rpm 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] %40 1850 rpm%29,Turbocharged,Front Wheel Drive,Power Steering,Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes,Aluminum Wheels,Tires - Front All-Season,Tires - Rear All-Season,Temporary Spare Tire,Automatic Headlights,Power Mirror%28s%29,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Satellite Radio,Bluetooth Connection,Bucket Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,Cloth Seats,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Power Outlet,Floor Mats,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Tire Pressure Monitor,Trip Computer,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Keyless Entry,Cruise Control,Security System,Engine Immobilizer,A/C,Rear Defrost,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Front Reading Lamps,ABS,Traction Control,Stability Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Front Side Air Bag,Rear Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Knee Air Bag,Telematics,Navigation from Telematics,Child Safety Locks,Emergency Trunk Release
Chevrolet Cruze 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
44,680 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
LS
List$9,399
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 2LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
116,456 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
2LT
List$7,655
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
56,206 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
85,749 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
LS
List$7,795
Est.Loan: $146/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
93,095 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
List$8,551
Est.Loan: $160/mo
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
75,393 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
List$8,585
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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TRANSMISSION; 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC; ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE,CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT,Bluetooth Connection,AUDIO SYSTEM,AXLE; 3.53 FINAL DRIVE RATIO,ENGINE; ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI; TURBO,MEDIUM TITANIUM; PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM,PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP,SEATS; FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINING SEATBACKS AND ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS,WHEELS; 16 (40.6 CM) 5-SPOKE MACHINED-FACE ALLOY This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Chevrolet Cruze 2012 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
101,481 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Cruze
1LT
Royal Pike Motors
38.6 mi away
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Put the preconceived notions to bed, because Chevrolet finally has a quality small car in the form of the 2012 Cruze.

vehicle overview

Researching a small car on Edmunds.com to find a top pick used to be pretty straightforward. Chances are we'd point you to a Honda Civic, a Mazda 3 or, if you really wanted to fly your freak flag, a Subaru Impreza. But now things are different. There's been a regime change for small cars, and one of the rebel leaders is the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

The Cruze debuted last year as an all-new model and has gone on to be both a sales and critical success. The reasons are multifold, but the bottom line is that the Cruze is simply a quality car. It looks sharp inside and out. Attention to detail is apparent the first time you close the door and notice it shuts with a solid "thunk." The feature content is up to date with options such as hard-drive-based navigation and keyless ignition/entry. Chevy's come a long way since the Cobalt.

On the move, the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze impresses with capable handling and a quiet cabin. Under the hood you have a choice of two engines. Base LS models have a 136-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder, but most Cruzes actually come with a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. Horsepower is about the same from this smaller engine (138 hp), but torque rises significantly to give the Cruze a boost in around-town acceleration. The turbo also sees duty in the Cruze Eco variant. Thanks to various tweaks, the Eco achieves an impressive 42 mpg highway EPA rating.

That said, looking at other models is still a wise idea. The redesigned Ford Focus is similarly impressive and holds advantages in handling and technology features. The stylish Hyundai Elantra is equally well rounded and arguably a better value. And even though they're not the dominant choices they once were, the Honda Civic and Mazda 3 are still great cars. But the fact remains that the small car segment has changed, and the Chevy Cruze is a top contender.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a small sedan that comes in four main trim levels: LS, Eco, LT and LTZ.

The LS includes 16-inch steel wheels, OnStar, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, a six-way (manual) adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split rear seat, a trip computer, full power accessories and a six-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. A Connectivity package adds Bluetooth, a USB port and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

The Eco is equipped similarly to the LS but is optimized for maximum fuel efficiency with aerodynamic improvements, lightweight alloy wheels, low-rolling-resistance tires, a smaller fuel tank and a few minor feature deletions to further reduce weight.

The LT actually comprises 1LT and 2LT subsets. The 1LT comes with a turbocharged engine, cruise control, color-keyed power outside mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the contents of the Connectivity package.

The 2LT differentiates itself with 16-inch alloy wheels, remote vehicle start, cruise control, a sport-tuned suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a six-way power driver seat. The Cruze LTZ adds 18-inch alloy wheels, rear park assist, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control, premium interior trim and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Many of the standard features found in the upper trim levels also can be had on lower trims as options. A hard-drive-based navigation system, a Pioneer nine-speaker premium sound system, a sunroof and an RS appearance package (unique front/rear fascias, foglights, rear spoiler) are all available on the upper trims.

2012 Highlights

There are no major changes for the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

performance & mpg

The Cruze LS is powered by a 1.8-liter inline-4 that makes 136 hp and 123 pound-feet of torque. The Eco, LT and LTZ are fitted with a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4 that generates 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. On the LS, LT and Eco, power flows to the front wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is optional on those trims and standard for the LTZ.

In Edmunds testing, the turbocharged Cruze accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, which is an average time for this class.

EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for the Cruze LS with the manual transmission and 22/35/27 mpg with the automatic. The turbocharged engine (LT and LTZ) with either transmission receives 26/38/30 mpg estimates.

The fuel-economy-focused Cruze Eco earns a laudable 28 mpg city/42 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined with the manual transmission and 26/39/31 with the automatic.

safety

All 2012 Chevrolet Cruze models come with stability control, antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and front and rear side impact airbags as standard. All trims except the 2LT and LTZ have a front-disc/rear-drum brake setup; those models are upgraded to four-wheel disc brakes.

In government crash testing, the Cruze earned a top five-star rating for overall safety performance, with five stars in both frontal and side-impact categories. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Cruze received a top score of "Good" in both frontal-offset and side-impact testing.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Cruze LTZ stopped from 60 mph in 122 feet, a good distance for this class of car. Even with its fuel-economy-friendly tires, the Cruze Eco stopped in just about the same distance.

driving

The most surprising characteristic of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is its combination of genuinely athletic handling with a comfortable, controlled ride quality. The Cruze's chassis isn't particularly sophisticated as far as economy cars go, but its design ensures secure handling and a compliant -- but not mushy -- ride. The standard suspension rides as well and as quietly as just about any compact car, while the sport suspension on the 2LT and LTZ is firmer, though without harshness.

Most drivers should be satisfied with either of the Cruze's engines. The upscale turbocharged engine is pretty average in terms of outright acceleration, but it's peppier around town thanks to its increased torque. The main issue, however, is the automatic transmission. Programmed for maximum fuel economy, it's reluctant to downshift for quick acceleration and passing unless you really boot the throttle.

interior

The Cruze's "twin cockpit" interior design and two-tone color schemes deliver an upscale ambience. There are a lot of hard plastic surfaces and we'd like more armrest padding, but the application of cloth or leather-look trim to the dash and doors improves both the look and feel. The layout of the Cruze's audio controls is a little too convoluted, but the climate controls couldn't be simpler, and the revised navigation system for 2012 is a big improvement in terms of functionality.

The Cruze's front seats are a bit narrow, which might be an issue for some drivers, but they offer plenty of adjustment and are both supportive and comfortable. A low cushion for the backseat diminishes comfort for longer-limbed riders, whose thighs will have minimal support. Actual legroom is only average for the segment; you'll find more space in the Civic and Volkswagen Jetta. Considerably above average, however, is the Cruze's large trunk, which measures an impressive 15.4 cubic feet.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

I love this car!
dr_jim1, 2/17/2012
My previous car is a Volvo C70. The Eco had a lot to live up to. I have 16,000 miles with a lifetime average of 44 mpg. I commute 250 miles (RT) over mostly two lane highways in the frozen North. The acceleration makes passing easy, the car is beautiful and comfortable. I went to the test drive expecting to be under awed, but I had to get better gas mileage. A hybrid was not going to do it with my driving conditions. The car impressed me at every turn. It still does.
Great small car
karl_swift, 4/28/2015
I use this car on a daily basis, for both city and highway driving. I average about 35 MPH, and the cruze does not use a drop on oil, between 6,000 mile changes. Most of my driving is highway in excess of 70 MPH. The vehicle currently has over 40,000, and i have no complaints.
Uber driver gives thumbs up
James Keen, 11/21/2015
All though built for a 19 year old college girl, my 240 lb 5'10" frame rides well in it. I purchased the car in January of 2013. As of November 21, 2015 I have logged over 63,000 miles. This car is the 1.8 liter mated to the 6-speed manual tranny. I log every fuel up utilizing the gas tracker app available on iTunes. Average is 30.5 MPG and I am not the most conservative driver. Only mechanical issue I have encountered was a broken thermostat housing and thermostat. The issue was covered under warranty. Car rides well and handles very well. It is under powered but expected with only 138 horsepower. I recently began driving for Uber. I have received a ton of compliments on the car. The 6-speed manual tranny is a real conversation starter. This is the base model and does not have blue tooth or cruise control. The stereo is somewhat inadequate. It is difficult to hear stereo with the windows down and only having 6 pre-set stations really blows. The car is silver ice and the windows are tinted as dark as the law will allow. It looks brand new. Something very remarkable is that I still have the original tires. Firestone FR710. Over 63K miles and still a good ways away from the tread ware indicator. I would recommend this car to anyone.....Most notable downside is resale value Update 5/22/16 79,000. Finally put new tires on it at 70,000 miles. Car is still performing as expected with no issues. Update 5/23/17 mileage 97,000. No mechanical issues at all. This past year I've changed the oil and rotated the tires every 5k miles. No other maintenance performed. I have experienced a vibration during heavy braking so I'll have the brakes checked at my 100k oil change.
CJ Cruze Eco Automatic
cjcruze, 5/28/2012
I have driven the Cruze 5000 miles since purchase in late Jan., 12. I am very pleased with the car. No problems on delivery or since then. The car is comfortable, quiet, and economical. I have had several Chevys over 45 years of driving. The Cruze is by far the best Chevy I have owned. Measured gas mileage (not computer based) is 38.5 in a mixture of urban, exurban, and interstate driving. I do drive carefully to achieve high mileage and rarely engage the turbo or exceed 65 mph. I would not hesitate to purchase another Cruze.
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
26 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
28 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
26 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Overview

The Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M), 1LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Eco 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 2LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and LT Fleet 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze?

Save up to $402 on one of 63 Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,999 as of08/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS is priced between $4,999 and$11,599 with odometer readings between 0 and124108 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT is priced between $5,996 and$11,998 with odometer readings between 41076 and129183 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is priced between $5,495 and$11,599 with odometer readings between 0 and162860 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT is priced between $7,655 and$8,567 with odometer readings between 85389 and132507 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ is priced between $9,876 and$10,000 with odometer readings between 60462 and77480 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Fleet is priced between $8,499 and$8,499 with odometer readings between 77816 and77816 miles.

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