Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013


4.0/5 14 reviews
This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Variants

Diesel Variants

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LT
1998 cc Diesel, 17.3 kmpl |
Rs 13.00 L - 18.00 L
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LTZ
1998 cc Diesel, 17.3 kmpl |
Rs 13.00 L - 18.00 L
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LTZ AT
1998 cc Diesel, 14.39 kmpl |
Rs 13.00 L - 18.00 L

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Review

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  • Interiors
     
  • Exterior
     
  • Engine & Performance
     
  • Mileage
     
  • Braking & Safety
     
  • Comfort
     

Editorial Test Drive Review of Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

Chevrolet Cruze is a stylish new sedan and brings very modern and contemporary looks to the segment. The Cruze has been a hit product for GM in India and it has done very well for itself in the segment with only one engine option available. In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. Looks wise things remain the same. It still has the sleek and sharp lines which makes it look fast when it’s standing still. Chevrolet Cruze brings top notch paint quality while the fit and finish is excellent.

Inside, it has very comfortable seats which give excellent lumbar and thigh support to the driver and all of its other 4 passengers. It has ample storage area for your items and includes center armrest with storage and illuminated glove box and a boot space of 280 liters for all your luggage carrying needs. The new Cruze now gets a dead pedal as standard feature, 6-way power adjusted driver’s seat and the electric windows now come with anti-pinch technology. The in-car entertainment also received an update with surround sound feature. 

With improved torque and 163 BHP of power, the updated sedan can now break into triple digit in just 9.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 220 km/h.It is a high performing engine and offers excellent amount of torque for in-city drives and plenty of punch for highway runs. The new Cruze has a 163 bhp diesel engine and it gives about 13 kmpl in a combined cycle which is decent considering the performance in offer and the increased power.  Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination.

Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isn’t compromised and it’s a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways. It comes with ABS + EBD to aid the driver in stopping the car which is highly capable of reaching speeds of over 200 KPH. Prices start at Rs 13.85 lakhs to Rs 15.67 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. Chevrolet Cruze has been an extremely good performer for Chevrolet and GM in India and it has seen excellent response from its owners. Chevy has good dealer and service network and have been ramping up and improving their after sales network and service. For a detailed analysis read below.

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great looking
  • Futuristic interiors
  • Strong performance
  • Value for money
  • Features
  • Handling

Cons

  • Lacks rear seat space
  • Interior quality not class best
  • Stiff clutch in manual variant
  • FE in automatic variant is low

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Exteriors

The Cruze has been a hit product for GM in India and it has done very well for itself in the segment with only one engine option available. In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. Looks wise things remain the same. It still has the sleek and sharp lines which makes it look fast when it’s standing still. It has excellent exterior build quality and a large Chevy bow tie on the two tier front grill which gives it an overall striking look. It has stylish and sporty alloy wheels shod with wide tyres which add muscle to the overall looks of the car and eye catching design gives it a sporty character. It has a well designed rear which is in proportion with the front of the car. Chevrolet Cruze brings top notch paint quality while the fit and finish is excellent.


What we like

Looks sharp and muscular.


What we don't like

Lacks build of rivals.

 
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

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What we like
  • Presence
  • Muscular looks
  • Better looking than last version
  • Good build quality
  • Handsome looks
  • Great build quality
  • Great build quality

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What we don't like
  • Lacks build quality of rivals
  • Still bland looks
  • Not as tough as European rivals
  • Starting to look old
  • vRS needs more colour options

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Front design

In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. Looks wise things remain the same. It still has the sleek and sharp lines which makes it look fast when it’s standing still. It has a large Chevy bow tie on the two tier front grill which gives it an overall striking look. It has stylish and sporty alloy wheels shod with wide tyres which add muscle to the overall looks of the car and eye catching design gi

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Rear design

It has a well designed rear which is in proportion with the front of the car. Chevrolet Cruze brings top notch paint quality while the fit and finish is excellent.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Side profile

In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. From the side it looks like a sharp and muscular sedan.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Ground Clearance

The Chevrolet Cruze has a ground clearance of 165mm

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Bumpers

The Chevrolet Cruze has has body coloured bumpers at the with integrated fog lamps at the front.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Head lamps

The Chevrolet Cruze has Dual Bezel Design Headlamps which look great and are powerful.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Tail lamps

The Chevrolet Cruze has Split Design Tail lamps which look great

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Fog lamps

The Chevrolet Cruze has fog lamps in all variants

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Tyres

The Chevrolet Cruze has 205/60 R16 which offer good grip

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Alloy wheels

The Chevrolet Cruze has 6.5J x 16 Alloy which look graet and offer great performance

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Outside mirrors

The Chevrolet Cruze has the outside mirrors which are electrically operated.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Colors

The Chevrolet Cruze has seven colour options

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Rear wiper

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have rear wiper

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Roof rails

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have roof rails

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Sun roof

The Chevrolet Cruze has unroof except base variant

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Spoiler

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have rear spoiler

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Side Steps

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have side steps

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Spare wheel

The Chevrolet Cruze has spare wheel

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Comfort & Suspension

Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination. Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isn’t compromised and it’s a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways.


What we like

Has a firm but not uncomfortable ride.


What we don't like

Rivals offer better ride quality.


 

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Comfort

Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination. Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isn’t compromised and it’s a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Front suspension

Chevrolet Cruze has front suspension with McPherson Strut with Linear Cylindrical Coil Spring and Tubular Stabilizer Bar System

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Rear suspension

Chevrolet Cruze has rear suspension with Compound Crank Type with Non-Linear, Mini-Block Coil Spring

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Engine & Performance

The updated Cruze has a Z-series diesel engine producing as much as 15 bhp of power when compared to outgoing engine. With improved torque and 163 BHP of power, the updated sedan can now break into triple digit in just 9.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 220 km/h.It is a high performing engine and offers excellent amount of torque for in-city drives and plenty of punch for highway runs.


What we like

Has brilliant performance.


What we don't like

Manual gearbox is heavy.

 
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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Acceleration

Chevrolet Cruze with the updated sedan can now break into triple digit in just 9.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 220 km/h.It is a high performing engine and offers excellent amount of torque for in-city drives and plenty of punch for highway runs.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Top speed

Chevrolet Cruze has top speed of 220 km/h

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 In-gear acceleration

Chevrolet Cruze has very good in gear acceleration and the gears are well spread out

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Gearbox

Chevrolet Cruze has 6 Speed manual and 6 speed auto gearbox

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Power

Chevrolet Cruze has 166 ps 1,998 cc diesel engine

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Torque

Chevrolet Cruze has 380 Nm of torque @ 2000 rpm

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 NVH levels

Chevrolet Cruze has good NVH levels and the noise is well contained.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Handling Braking & Safety

The handling and road holding of the new Crzue is excellent and it has loads of grip on offer. The steering is also well weighted.  It comes with ABS + EBD to aid the driver in stopping the car which is highly capable of reaching speeds of over 200 KPH.


What we like

Handles very well.


What we don't like

Not as good in handling as Jetta.

 

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Handling

The handling of the Cruze is great and it feels taut. The body control is very good and the steering feels sharp.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Braking performance

Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination. Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isn’t compromised and it’s a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Safety features

Cruze has Immobilize, Anti-theft Alarm, ABS, Airbags

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 ABS

Chevrolet Cruze has ABS

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Traction control

Chevrolet Cruze does not have traction control

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Mileage and Running Costs

The new Cruze has a 163 bhp diesel engine and it gives about 13 kmpl in a combined cycle which is decent considering the performance in offer and the increased power.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Mileage

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Diesel Variants
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LT 17.3 kmpl
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LTZ 17.3 kmpl
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LTZ AT 14.39 kmpl

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Diesel Mileage


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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

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D-4D J21.45 kmpl
D-4D JS21.45 kmpl

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 ARAI rated economy

Chevrolet Cruze has good economy figure of 17.3 kmpl

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Tank Range

Chevrolet Cruze has tank range of 906 km

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Features

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LT LTZ LTZ AT
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes
Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No
Hill control No No No
Hill descent No No No
4WD No No No
ESP No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Yes Yes Yes
Anti-pinch for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Cup holders All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes
Air-con Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents No No No
Audio system Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button Yes Yes Yes
Electric mirrors No Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors Yes Yes Yes
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No Yes Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera No No No
Steering controls Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No No
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control No Yes Yes
Foot rest Yes Yes Yes
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No
Power Seats Yes Yes Yes
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Moon Roof No No No
Rear wiper No No No
Auto headlamps No No No
Rain sensing wipers No Yes Yes
Steel rims No No No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler No No No
Roof rails No No No
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps No No No
Day time running lamps No No No

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Colors

  •   Atlantis Bule
  •   Summit White
  •  Velvet Red
  •   Caviar Black
  •  Diamond White
  •   Sand Drift Grey
  •   Switchblade Silver

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dinyar Elavia | Posted on Oct,24,2013 at 11:45 AM
require a test drive for diesel automatic cruz Reply to this post  
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa | Posted on Oct,01,2013 at 14:23 PM
I have Cruz Diesel.I am facing Problem Regularly.At first comes the problem in AC.Now Leakage of Diesel from Injecter
and car Is Staying in Chevrolet Workshop Patiala (Punjab)Due to this Problem Parts is not Available From last 15
days.Servicing is Very v Reply to this post  
Prof.R.Rajendran, FRCPath | Posted on Jul,06,2013 at 23:33 PM
Iam very sceptical of Cruze ground clearance. My damn new one met with a calamity during its maiden trip. A small
boulder piece, quite possible on Indian roads, gave me sleepless nights and night sweat. Reply to this post  
naveen reddy | Posted on Jun,11,2012 at 21:29 PM
i want secand hand cruze its my favert car my budjet is 10 Lakh only Reply to this post  
Rajneesh kapoor | Posted on Jun,04,2012 at 16:54 PM
let me know the prices for new Cruze and when it is going to be launched Reply to this post  
Colonel V G Jagdale | Posted on Jun,26,2013 at 14:52 PM
I want to buy this car through C S D Canteen,let me know in which State it is cheapest and also the cost
atinder virk | Posted on Mar,21,2012 at 09:10 AM
sir plz cal me nice car cal me detail this car. Reply to this post  
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