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LT w/2LT Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 38 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI, Turbo with water cooled bearings (138 hp [102.9 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.83 final drive ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Suspension, front independent McPherson strut, aluminum control arms with hydraulic bushings, 25mm hollow stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank with Z-link for enhanced rear stability
  • Suspension, Sport Tuned
  • Steering, power, electric, rack-mounted
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) 5-spoke flangeless alloy
  • Tires, P225/50R17, all-season, blackwall
  • LT Exterior Appearance includes LS Exterior Appearance content plus body-color outside mirrors and machined-face alloy wheels (Wheels upgrade to 17" (43.2 cm) wheels.)
  • Tire, compact spare and spare wheel, includes jack and lug nut wrench
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and delay feature
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, manual-folding (Mirror caps are body-color.)
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback capability, graphical display
  • Enhanced Acoustic Package
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints
  • 2LT Interior Appearance includes 1LT Interior Appearance content plus Meridian Leather-appointed seats
  • Seat trim, Meridian leather-appointed seats, front and rear
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger with 3 warmth settings
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recliner
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on outboard positions
  • Armrest, rear center, articulating, with dual cup holders
  • Console, center with sliding armrest, storage, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets and dual cup holders
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, located in center console
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke with polar silver accent
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Center stack, integrated with ambient LED back lighting
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all and driver Express Up
  • Door locks, power
  • Key, primary foldable, additional foldable
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise control
  • Theft-deterrent system with anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone electronic includes air filter
  • Rear air ducts, floor mounted
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Glovebox, auxiliary, center dash (Deleted when (UQA) Pioneer premium audio system is ordered.)
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior dome with theater dimming, dual map lights, illuminated trunk area
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Convenience hooks, rear

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Traction control
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal driver and frontal front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head Curtain Side Air Bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, front height adjustable
  • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Reviews

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Chevy Cruze is for You! Reliable, fast, slick car for everyday commute.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

My Chevy Cruze has been reliable for the past 4 years of ownership. It is my daily vehicle and I commute about 30 minutes to work every day. The car is quick and is enjoyable to drive. The car requires synthetic oil and to be changed every 5,000 miles or so. It features on star service with a press of a button in the vehicle. It handles well in snow and ice. It features an automatic trunk opener just by pressing a button on the handle of the trunk, 3 clips to secure car seats, comfortably, airy seats, and manual/automatic options. The car was a great purchase and I would recommend to anyone to buy a Chevy Cruze.

- Kayla V

The heated seats are great in the winter & the sunroof is nice in the summer.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

I really like my Chevy Cruze. It gets great gas mileage, and is pretty comfortable to ride in. The heated seats are great in the winter, and the sunroof is nice in the summer! The blind spot on my door mirrors can sometimes be an issue. I've almost been in several wrecks due to people being in my blind spot. Other than that, I have no issues and love the car.

- Alan M

2012 Chevy Cruze LT manual transmission review

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

The car is a little small to me, and the back seats don't have much room. Although the engine is small it is a pretty reliable vehicle. It has a good amount of trunk room and I enjoy the steep system that came in it stock. I have a manual transmission and I've already replaced the clutch once which was pretty shocking to me since it is a fairly new car

- Nicholas G

Not a head turner but great for someone on a budget.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

My Chevy Cruze has been a very reliable car with a lot of low maintenance. I usually just take it in for general maintenance, (oil change, etc). There has been a few recalls when I first got the car but Chevy was very helpful and willing to replace parts in a timely manner. Very good on gas mileage, usually average high 20's to 30's.

- Ryan S

Cruze 2012 four door sedan.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

The 2012 Cruze is a reliable car. The only thing I do not like about the car is that it does not take off as fast. When u are accelerating it takes to long to accelerate. I do like that it is good on gas you can fill up your tank with thirty five dollars. It is a five person car so it does have a lot of room for a small car.

- Tanya M

It is cute small and great for a college person with no kids.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

My little Cruze is a nice car for a kid in college. I have had zero problem with my car and all I had to do to it is the usually oil changes and getting gas. I would recommend these cars to anyone looking for a small car. I have own it for a few years now and plan to tell my family grows bigger one day.

- Reese H

The good and bad of the Cruze.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

Slow on the 0 to 60 mph. When starting from a stop you have to go slow or the vehicle jumps into gear. Reliability was bad from the start till parts was change due to bad design. But plus side it gets good gas mpg. The ride is good once you get to speed. It has no rear speakers and cruise control.

- Robert D

It's a Chevy Cruze with black exterior and black interior.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

Needs oil change always needs air tire but other than that car looks nice and comforting for our little family we loving the Chevy make of vehicles and hoping soon to buy another Chevy car which would be Chevy Malibu. It's has aux cord & radio to listen to music everyday on our way to work.

- Esmeralda C

My favorite about the car is the Bluetooth connect.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

It is a very reliable vehicle, perfect size and drives amazing, it is good on gas too. I have not had any problems since I first purchased it one of the best cars I have ever had, has Bluetooth which I love also nice and spacious on the inside great car for a small family!

- Jasmine C

Has been a very good, dependable car.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

Nice heated leather seats. Good sound system. Good gas mileage, handles well, nice zippy little car. Have had to do very little maintenance other than general upkeep. However, the gears broke that switch settings for the heat/air (defrost, front facing vents).

- Laura A

Amazing ride with great gas mileage!

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

Sleek look and nice exterior appeal. It has Great gas mileage. The interior is Very comfortable. Large trunk space so is great for hauling items. Speakers and the radio are great. Does ok in the winter. Really great car for someone without a big family!

- Claire S

Good price for simple luxury.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT w/2LT

- Dee E

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