2012 Chevrolet CruzeThe new 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, an attractively designed sedan teeming with surprising capability, is available in four different trim levels. These include the LS, the Eco, the LT and the LTZ.
The LS, Chevrolet's base sedan in this line, features a variety of standard inclusions as well as a number of value-priced options packages. 16" steel wheels come standard, as do the adjustable driver's seat with six way manual controls, a CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers, satellite radio and OnStar. An auxiliary jack is also included for MP3 player connectivity.
Upgrade to the Connectivity Options Package in the LS and receive Bluetooth capability, audio controls mounted directly into the steering wheel and a USB port for added convenience and ease of use with all of your electronic devices. Under the hood, the Cruze LS sports a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that provides 136 horsepower and produces 123 pound feet of torque.
Much like the LS, the Eco is nicely appointed with all-power accessories, air conditioning and a quality sound system. However, the Eco is enhanced in a number of ways to achieve optimal fuel efficiency. These improvements are observed mainly in the sedan's aerodynamic styling, low resistance tires and lighter wheels, which are constructed of a more practical aluminum alloy.
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT includes two sub-trims, which include the 1LT and the 2LT. Both are sportier than the other trim levels, catering nicely to drivers who crave a bit of excitement in their sedans. In the 1LT, you'll find that the 1.4 liter inline engine has been boosted significantly with a turbocharger, offering 138 horsepower and an impressive 148 pound feet of torque. The engine specs are the same for the 2LT and the Eco trim levels. However, the 1LT includes cruise control, a leather steering wheel and the entire Connectivity Options Package standard.
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT boasts such standard options as remote start, 16" alloy wheels for improved fuel efficiency and a finely tuned suspension geared toward more sporty handling. Enjoy the included disc brakes on all four wheels, along with heated front seats and leather
upholstery for superior interior comfort. For even more luxury and convenience, upgrade to the LTZ trim, which benefits from the addition of 18" alloy wheels and keyless ignition. The RS Options package, available on the upper trim levels, includes a variety of features to further improve the appearance of the sedan as a whole, including a sporty rear spoiler, fog lights and distinctive fascia upgrades in both front and rear.
When it comes to safety, all models of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze earn a government granted five-star safety rating in front and side impact accidents and overall performance. All sedans in this line come standard with anti-lock brakes, front and rear side airbags, stability control and knee airbags in the front. From safety and driver comfort to performance and styling, the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is sure to satisfy small sedan drivers for years to come.