2012 Chevrolet Cruze User Reviews

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Review Ratings

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"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"turbo" 4 reviews
"sound" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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tabresch writes:
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Review
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5

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Sporty and quick, easy to drive, family friendly, gas mileage exceeds sticker estimates, large back seat

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No spare tire, too much interior plastic

tabresch
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'12 Chevy Cruze Eco — I really liked how fun this car was to drive. On a few 200 mile trips the car drove very smooth and my passengers and I agreed that the seats felt great too. However, the front two seats may not tailored for larger or tall people. Overall this is a great family car and a huge gas saver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Georgezak writes:
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3

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Cheap on gas

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Very poor quality of parts. Very expensive parts from a dealer, some parts are more expensive than BMW!

Georgezak
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Cheap On Gas, Poor Quality, Unreasonably Expensive Parts — Parts are way too expensive! We also have 2011 bmw 7 series and some parts are cost more for cruze! They sell you a car for a decent price but they will make their money on service and parts. Today most parts are VIN specific and its hard to find cheap used parts as it used to be few years ago, this is how GM makes money now. Quality are real poor, steel are soft, cheap plastic. Not happy with the car. I think it should cost no more than 9K brand new

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Review
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4

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Peppy engine w/great gas mileage, love the sunroof and sound system, love the color (Crystal Red Tintcoat?) reminds me of the candy apple red from the 80s!

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I realize the Cruze is an econocar, but I have been in competitors with more rear legroom.

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Love Our Cruze Lt/rs — My partner and I bought our Cruze LT/RS with 14K miles. It has the premium audio and sunroof. We leased an LS prior to this and the difference in the engine and quietness is amazing. We get better gas mileage AND have more power with the LT. I use this car to commute for grad school and drive about 50 miles each way (about 35 are hwy) several times a week. I average about 36 mpg. We have been extremely happy with this car and would buy it again in a heartbeat!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chuck5330 writes:
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT Review
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5

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Amazing looks, fun to drive, very nice, solid, sounding doors. very quiet. Turbo has great pickup and gas mileage is very nice!

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Back seat could stand to be a bit roomier. Pioneer stereo model SUCKS! Great bass, very nice power, but almost no sound out of the rear speakers. Chevy is aware of it (personally spoke to the designer for Chevy) but refuses to address the issue. This is my THIRD and LAST Cruze. Honestly not anything really bad to say, amazing little car. If you get the regular stereo or if rear speaker sound isnt an issue for you, best car to get!

chuck5330
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Love It! Would Highly Recommend It! — Most if it is summed up above. Front wheel drive, turbo engine, great gas mileage, all things considered, it was a great buy all three times we did it. I'm just picky when it comes to sound, and the pioneer setup just didn't perform to my standards. I spend a fair amount of time in my car and music is important to me.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Paul16349 writes:
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Review
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Fuel mileage,color,handling

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small fuel tank!!

Paul16349
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Awesome!! — so far so good! Absolutly fun to drive,4cyl.with the turbo charger is way more powerful then I would amagined. The low profile tires grip the road very well.The on board GPS works well with directions well in advanced.Would recommend to anyone.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jen writes:
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Fleet Review
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Love it!

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None to date

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Great On Gas! — I Love this car, traded in my jeep Liberty for a better fuel economy car and has saved me so much money. Beautiful silver in color, leather seats and comfortable on long drives. I Would recommend this car to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Timothy writes:
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4

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The seats hold you well and the heated seats make the winters very nice!

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I feel the road noise could have been reduced a little better.

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Take The Cruze For A Cruise. — I got the car about a year ago and I have never regretted it. I certainly miss my 850 GLT Volvo. The seats and sound system are awesome. It heats and cools nicely (especially since it came with automatic climate control).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stuart writes:
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Review
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The handling is great

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Could use more than 138 HP.

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Great Little Commuter. — Great commuter car, has all the tech you could want in a car, bluetooth phone, onstar, USB/Ipod intergration. The fuel economy is great, it averages around 5.8L/100km in a 50/50 commute of city/highway driving. Haven't had any mechanical failures as of yet.

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Dave writes:
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4

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The backup camera is the most efficient use of technology I ever seen in any vehicle yet!

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Acceleration may have a small delay when at a stop.

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Technologically Advanced — Performance: Acceleration may have a small delay when at a stop. Braking is quite decent, and handling is excellent. Build Quality: The only con is the revving noise after coming to a stop while accelerating. Sometimes the vehicle can "catch up", yet that is due to its economical engine style. Appearance: The styling is impressive. I love the look of this vehicle, and it makes it comfortable to drive. Cost of Ownership: I never owned this vehicle since I drove this vehicle twice from a rental dealership. Fun Factor:

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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AnthonyJay11 writes:
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Review
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Car is still pretty new with great milage

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A few minor scratches on the front

AnthonyJay11
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The Car Is In Great Conditon, Still Pretty New, Great Milage. — I have no dislikes about the car. The gas is good, its a nice looking car, and no major damage just a few small scratches on the front and the back. Overall it is a really good car to have.

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