2012 Chevrolet Cruze Consumer Review: 2 years 44.5k mile review

2012 Chevrolet Cruze - Consumer Review

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LTZ Sedan (1.4L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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12 of 23 people found this review helpful
2 years 44.5k mile review
By natalie14 on


2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


My vehicle is a black fully loaded ltz rs with nav.

The paint has a bit of eggshell reflection so it is not the highest quality but it still looks nice and has minimal chips considering the ammount of highway driving that I do.

My front seat used to make noise. Dealer tightened the bolts and replaced a clip. No squeaks or rattles after that.

No mechanical problems in nearly 45k miles with only basic maintenance done on the vehicle.

Ride quality is smooth and predictable.
Acceleration is good enough to get on the highway with no problems and pass slow vehicles. When not stomping on the gas and driving normally the mpg is in the upper 30s to low 40s unless going up hill.

Best Features

The navigation brings ina new radio now known as mylink. In 2012 it has no backup camera or bluetooth for music available to it. It is also missing the apps like pandora. These things mean very little. It makes the car so much better. The overall styling of the exterior is great in my opinion as long as you get the RS package. The interior layout is nice. The materials are hard and cheap but in its class the cruze is better than the other brands.

Worst Features

Add options for premium head lights like on the impala and ss. Add a luxury package for interior touches like faux wood instead of the faux carbon metal. In the luxury package add power recline and driver side memory seats. I know this gets into buick territory but I don't like the buick exterior design. It looks weird. The chevy exterior with buick insides and the bigger turbo engine would be the cats meow.
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By rithia
on 07/10/14 18:54 PM (PDT)

Wow it seems like a lot of haters thumbed down the review. It's odd that the negative reviews are all thumbed up and the good ones are thumbed down. Who pays you people to thumb down anything positive? Toyota or Honda? I think this is a good review from a perspective of the higher end trim level.

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