2012 Chevrolet Cruze

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Compact Car
#5 Chevrolet Cruze

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Chevrolet Cruze after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

25 - 28


36 - 42




6 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Manual


Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Review

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze challenges conventional compact wisdom with one simple word: more. More fuel saving technology including up to 42 highway miles per gallon! The available 1.4 liter turbocharged engine is the ideal size — small yet powerful — designed for efficiency without compromising performance. It delivers 138 horsepower and accelerates with authority with help from a standard six-speed transmission. Cruze takes on tight corners with rack-mounted electric power steering and a race-proven Z-link rear suspension. The cavernous interior of Cruze not only has more room than it’s competitors but it also has more cargo space too. Cruze has so much standard and available technology designers had to take a fresh approach to console design. The result is ergonomic and sharp-looking to run features like Navigation Ultrasonic Rear park assist and more. Cruze comes with 10 standard air bags— to help protect heads chests and knees. It comes with a high-strength steel safety cage and roof crush resistance that outperforms the requirements. Best of all every Cruze comes protected and connected by OnStar. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. More for you.

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