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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 2013 Hyundai Elantra 2012 Subaru Impreza
     
Sedan LS (Automatic)
  • Sedan LS (Manual)
  • Sedan LS (Automatic)
  • Sedan 1LT (Manual)
  • Sedan 1LT (Automatic)
  • Sedan ECO (Manual)
  • Sedan ECO (Automatic)
  • Sedan 2LT (Manual)
  • Sedan 2LT (Automatic)
  • Sedan LTZ
4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 2dr Man GS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 5dr HB Man
  • 5dr HB Man w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Auto GS
  • 5dr HB Auto
  • 5dr HB Auto w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Man SE
  • 2dr Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Limited (Alabama Plant)
2.0i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i Premium 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Sport Premium 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i Sport Premium 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Sport Limited 5-Door Automatic

Prices

MSRP $18,225 $17,965 $17,495
Invoice $17,587 $17,360 $16,734
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $15,756

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 7.8 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.9 8.3 8.9
Performance 8.3 7.3 8.4
Interior 8.3 7.9 8.4
Safety 9.7 9.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 2.5 2.5
Operating Cost N/A N/A 8.2

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Large trunk
  • High fuel economy ratings
  • Accurate steering
  • Comfortable ride
  • All models have good cargo space
  • All models have good passenger space for the class
  • High fuel economy ratings
  • Good safety score
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Spacious interior
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Engine lacks power for passing and climbing hills
  • Poor reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122
MPG 22 City / 35 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.70 106.300 104.1
Length, Overall (in) 181.00 178.300 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.70 69.900 68.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.10 56.500 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3082 2701 2910

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.6 95.600 96.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.30 40.000 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.28 43.600 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.76 55.900 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.00 53.500 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.90 37.100 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.35 33.100 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 54.800 54.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.40 52.700 53.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.0 14.800 12.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 148 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 3800 131 @ 4700 145 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Turning diameter 35.7 34.780 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 38 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 12.800 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Torsion Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Optional Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard