The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze debuted in the 2011 model year, and took the small car market by storm with both critical achievement and sales triumph. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Sedan is a model of the Cruze line that brings thoughtful features to the table to create a vehicle that is stylish, convenient and economically friendly. It used to be that only a few select car brands were popular in the small car market, but this was one of the newer small cars to help change that school of thought. It also changed the convention that all small cars had to have stiff, sporty suspensions, because that is not what you will find with this smooth-riding and beautifully handling sedan. You won't be riding on a cloud, but you will not feel like you are riding in a go-kart either, and that has been a serious breakthrough in the small car market.
The Chevrolet Cruze Eco Sedan LS is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. Paired up with a six-speed manual transmission, drivers enjoy 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Those that opt for the 1LT, Eco, 2LT or LTZ models will enjoy a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that bumps the power up a bit to 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. It's hard to justify not going with one of these models considering you get more power and even increased fuel-economy, as it returns 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. It's hard not to get excited over not having to fuel up so often!
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Sedan is certainly a vehicle you can feel good about carrying precious cargo in, whether that's children, pets or simply yourself, as it has been designed with safety in mind. Just a few of the countless safety features that come standard include child seat anchors, engine immobilizer, stability and traction control, emergency brakeforce distribution, dusk sensing headlamps, daytime running lights, rear door safety locks, post collision safety system and tire pressure monitoring. In fact, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gave the Cruze Eco Sedan the highest possible rating in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. Not only that, it can come to a complete stop from 60 mph in only 122 feet. Now that it something that anyone can feel good about!