Pine Belt Chevrolet Cruze: At A Glance

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Forget about what compact cars have been, Cruze is everything a compact car should be. It gives you more of everything you need and deserve from efficiency to safety, features to styling. Conventional compact wisdom is challenged with one simple word: more.

It’s designed to fit seamlessly into your ever-evolving life. Cruze offers more cargo space3, more safety with best-in-class 10 standard air bags4, and more miles per gallon in the Cruze Eco. At 42 MPG5, it’s the best highway mileage of any gas engine in America. Your wallet is going to thank you.

All around, it’s more of what your life needs.

Exterior: An extension of personal style

Cruze exterior design gives you the presence of a more expensive car with its beveled hood, sharp angles and taut curves. Centered by the strong, attention-grabbing Chevrolet grille, its swept-back lamps lead the eye across its sculpted fenders, around the sides and back again. Bottom line? Don’t be surprised when people stop to admire.

And sure, Cruze leaves a lasting impression with its bold exterior design, but don’t forget those curves, lines and angles do more than just please the eye and turn heads. They improve the aerodynamics of Cruze, in the end optimizing fuel efficiency5 and helping you get the most out of each drop of fuel.

Interior: Generous room and comfort

It’s called a compact, but that just doesn’t seem fair to other compact cars. Its cavernous interior not only has more passenger room than Ford Focus sedan and Toyota Corolla, it beats them out with more cargo space too. And Cruze is smart about how to use all that space with 60/40 folding rear seats so you can find the room for larger items. There’s even refined touches such as rich colors, bold dials and details like available leather-appointed seats that give Cruze a premium feel.

You can even enjoy peace and quiet while driving. Cruze is designed to keep outside noise outside with a triple-sealed, acoustic-laminated glass windshield. When you’re inside Cruze, you’re wrapped in amenities uncommon among compact cars. No wonder it left an impression on the editors at Ward’s AutoWorld. They went on to name Cruze as one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors of 2011, noting its sharp appearance and exceptional value.

Performance: Sophisticated performance, ride and handling. You want a car that makes the most out of every dollar you put in the gas tank, but without sacrificing performance and handling. To get those results you need to have a pretty impressive engine, and Cruze absolutely does.

The available 1.4L turbocharged engine is designed for fuel efficiency without compromising performance. It delivers 138 horsepower and accelerates with authority. Cruze takes on tight corners with rack-mounted electric power steering and a race-proven Z-link rear suspension on LT, LTZ and Eco automatic models. It’s a driving experience that just might surprise you. It sure surprised some of our competitors, especially when AMCI Testing announced that the 2011 Cruze LTZ outcornered the 2011 BMW 328i6 on dry pavement.

Getting the most out of each drop of fuel: With Cruze Eco in our family of vehicles, we’re raising the bar of fuel efficiency to MMPG (that’s More Miles Per Gallon) with an impressive 42 MPG highway5. It’s the best highway mileage of any gasoline engine in America. It’s built with you in mind.

Eco holds the rest of the Cruze family to a high standard, and all the models live up to it. Standard 6-speed transmissions, like the manual in Cruze LS, help offer 36 MPG highway5. Then there’s the 6-speed automatic transmission available on LT and standard on LTZ, with the 1.4L turbocharged engine—a performance increase that helps Cruze offer 38 MPG highway5.

Tested worldwide, just for you: The Cruze blueprint chose solutions over sacrifices and was fine-tuned in testing all over the world. Cruze proved itself in some hostile environments: continuous driving in the heat of the Arabian Desert, high altitude in the Alps, intense moisture in Thailand, and more. Then it was put through its paces on some of the best test tracks in the world, including the famed Nürburgring in Germany, a beastly track and proving grounds generally reserved for high-performance or track-ready vehicles.

Cruze is one of the most tested vehicles in Chevrolet history, and that’s why we guarantee its quality with a 100,000-mile/5-year transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Technology: From to-do list to to-done list, the 2012 Cruze offers up an extensive array of technology features to give you more conveniences throughout your day. Cruze has the latest in mobile technology and safety with the help of OnStar®, standard for the first six months8. And let’s face it, you want to enjoy every moment, even when driving. That’s why Cruze has an Infotainment system, equipping you with the latest entertainment features such as an available touch-screen navigation9 radio with Turn-by-Turn Navigation8, so you can do just that.

Turn-by-Turn Navigation: Being lost is a thing of the past. With OnStar®, someone who can help is right there with just the touch of a blue button. Be connected to a friendly OnStar® representative within seconds, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, through the button on your rearview mirror. Tell them where you need to go and they’ll find the directions for you, and you can keep your hands on the steering wheel. Turn-by-turn directions are then sent to your Cruze through the Driver’s Information Center in the gauge cluster, or they can be sent through the available touch-screen navigation9 radio. You can even opt to hear directions and prompts from an automated voice. Take a wrong turn or want a different route? The system updates moment to moment from wherever you are, always keeping you on track to your destination. OnStar® services are standard for the first six months.
Fuel Efficiency: Get MMPG: More miles per gallon Cruze takes you farther for less. With an incredible 42 MPG highway5, advanced aerodynamics and its 1.4L turbocharged engine, Cruze Eco gives you more fuel efficiency without asking you to skimp on performance. And at 42 MPG highway, Cruze Eco offers the best highway fuel efficiency of any gas engine in America5. That’s better highway fuel efficiency than the 2012 Ford Focus sedan, 2012 Hyundai Elantra and the 2011 Toyota Corolla16. That’s what happens when Chevrolet engineers approach every inch of a vehicle to improve its efficiency—it rises above the rest.

Protection is great—prevention is better. It’s our philosophy, and one that has earned Cruze high vehicle safety ratings and accolades. The 2011 Cruze was an IIHS Top Safety Pick17 and received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)18. Simply put, it’s our “more” approach to safety.
Before: That’s why we’ve equipped Cruze with numerous safety features, including the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control. On slippery surfaces, StabiliTrak helps you stay the course by detecting the difference between the path being steered and the direction the vehicle is actually traveling. It then uses the brakes and, if necessary, adjusts engine torque to help keep your Cruze on track.
During: Cruze protects with best-in-class 10 standard air bags4 including frontal side-impact and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, and a high-strength steel safety cage and roof crush resistance that outperform the requirements.
After: Crucial information is sent to the OnStar® command center via the OnStar® Automatic Crash Response system8. There, trained Advisors utilize GPS technology to pinpoint your location and can request help be sent right away—even if you’re unable to respond. It’s part of OnStar® Directions & Connections®8, standard for six months.

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