Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,339 - $20,685
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,339 - $20,685
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.2 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.3 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The Cruze has been an unmitigated hit for Chevrolet, while in the process helping prove that an American company really can build a serious compact car. Keys to its success include a com...

Chevrolet Cruze Models & Trims

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Reviews

4.17

514 Reviews

41% 40% 15% 3% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My car. My Chevy Cruze. The ups and downs with it. I would still buy another!

I like my car. It drives well and gets good gas mileage. It's the lot so it's not the top of the line but it has most of the bells and whistles. It runs really well. For being a 4 cylinder turbo. Great pick up when I step on the gas in a hurry. Its ok as far as comfort goes it's the same as most cars that size. There has been I think 2 recalls on it, and the rearview mirror fell off twice which was a problem since OnStar and all the wires run thru it. The plastic reservoir cracked that goes to radiator. Just things went have gone wrong that you would expect to go wrong with an old car not a car that is 5 years old. It's more of a pain when these happen. But I do overall like the car. I would consider buying another one if I bought a car. They have a nice style, especially the hatchbacks. The price reasonable and there and American car. My car I have to take into consideration maybe some of the things had to do with the fact that it was a rental before I bought it. Overall I love the car.

- Susan L

2012 Chevy Cruze ls is a comfortable vehicle for a more petite crowd.

Overall, I do like this car. I am a tall individual (almost 6'0) and it is a little small for someone who is tall with a big frame. In addition, it is a bit small in the back for my passengers in terms of leg-room. Otherwise, it is quite comfortable. I do like the radio, Bluetooth capabilities, XM radio capabilities, and CD player. The brakes are a bit... Hair-trigger? When I first got them changed, I barely had to tap them to stop abruptly which is good, but stopping is not really smooth. I can feel every single bump in the road which is good for gauging the terrain and the car's reaction to the different terrain, however it is a bit of a bumpy ride. If all maintenance is done properly, the car's idle and ride is very quiet. The headlights are hard to reach to change the bulb. The trunk is quite spacious. Overall, it is a good vehicle, but I would probably go for an SUV for hauling bigger people/ more people more comfortably next time I am looking to purchase a vehicle.

- L K

The most reliable Chevy vehicle.

Drives extremely smooth. Large trunk space where the back seats fold forward to insert longer objects. The back seats has a cup holder in the middle. The front passenger seat has a deep pocket in the back. The back seat is comfortable for those with smaller body frames. The features it has is Bluetooth, XM radio and OnStar. It has 2 USB ports. The car will alert you when you need air in your tires while also showing you which one. It will also alert you when you are backing up too close to something. The beeping will speed up as you get closer to the object or person. If you've forgotten about your turn signal, the car will start beeping as a reminder. You can make phone calls by ordering the car to call your saved contact. Totally hands free. It has navigation. Outside temperature reading. When it tells you that the fuel is low, you can see how many miles you have left on the fuel.

- J R

Ranked #17 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,339 - $7,858
$7,443 - $9,134

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 in.
37.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
105.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.7 ft.
35.7 ft.

Length

Length
181 in.
181 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3082 - 3093 .lbs
3011 - 3102 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
125 ft. lbs.
148 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.6 gal.
12.6 - 15.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 - 36 mpg
27 - 41 mpg

City

City
22 - 25 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 - 36 mpg
39 - 42 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety