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Holden Cruze 2012

The 2012 Holden Cruze range of configurations is currently priced from $5,800. Our most recent review of the 2012 Holden Cruze resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what David Morley liked most about this particular version of the Holden Cruze: Handling and ride combo., Decent interior and luggage space., Turbo petrol motors are charmers.

The 2012 Holden Cruze carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Holden Cruze is also known as the Daewoo Lacetti Premiere in markets outside Australia.

Holden Cruze 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Cruze 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why did I loose acceleration in my 2012 Holden Cruze even though I still had revs?

    If the engine is still revving up but the car isn’t moving, logic says you have a transmission (gearbox) problem. Transmission problems are very well known in the Holden Cruze, and must surely be classified as an inherent fault. Fundamentally, the automatic transmission in your car was a dud from day one, and Holden even announced an extended warranty for it as part of a special service program to replace consumer confidence in the unit. It didn’t work.

    Many Cruzes exhibited the precise behaviour you experienced, and the loss of all drive as well as the check-engine light illuminating are classic indicators of a transmission that either needs new components such as sensors, a valve body or torque converter, or is totally done and needs to be completely replaced. An inspection will be able to determine this. Error code P0776 is what I’m tipping the car will offer up when it’s electronically scanned (which should be your next step).

    Once Holden had fixed these transmissions, it was extending the warranty to five years from when the car first entered service or 150,000km, whichever came first. Obviously, your car is older than that, but it has covered low kilometres and since you’ve had it from new and can verify its service history with a Holden dealer, I reckon it would be worth your while to contact Holden’s customer service division and state your case. Let’s face it, less than 120,000km on a modern car before the transmission blows up is not really good enough, is it?

    You may not get anywhere, but even if you can convince Holden to help with the cost of parts (labour would be nice, too) the financial picture changes dramatically. Without a bit of help from Holden, it may just be that the cost of repairs will be higher than the actual value of the car itself.

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  • What are the known problems for a 2012 Holden Cruze?

    Thanks for getting in touch. As we've outlined in earlier questions about the Cruze, the automatic in cars built between 2011 and 2013 has been an issue, and so the subject of recalls, repairs and/or full transmission replacement. If it starts to shudder, take its time shifting up under acceleration or not go into gear at all, then there's a problem.

    If a Holden dealer carried out the repairs, then they should honour the warranty under Australian Consumer Law for a minimum of five years or 150,000km unless the car is then neglected and/or abused, given that the transmission and coolant system (known problem areas in Cruzes) are major components and thus come with a reasonable expectation of reliability and durability since they're new.

    Unfortunately the Cruze has a reputation for unreliability beyond these issues as well, including ECU (engine control unit) and PCM (power control module) failures (often due to water ingress), positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve failure that makes the car perform sluggishly, and rough engine running due to faulty ignition coils.

    As most of these problems have already been dealt with in the car you're considering, we reckon you might at least have a few years of reliability given the warranty work performed under Holden.

    We hope this helps. Good luck.

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  • Is a 2012 Holden Cruze likely to have a faulty gearbox?

    The six-speed automatic transmission in the Cruze built between 2011 and 2013 was, indeed, a bit suspect in some cases. Unfortunately, that puts the vehicle in question right in the middle of things. Holden instigated a fix which was applied when a car with gearbox dramas was brought in for repairs. Sometimes individual parts of the transmission could be replaced, at other times the transmission was replaced as a whole unit.

    Any Cruze with a gearbox that flares during shifts, shudders, refuses to select a particular gear (including reverse) or loss of drive was covered by this special service directive. When fixed, Holden was extending the warranty of the transmission to five years or 150,000km. That won’t help you now, but it would pay to check whether the car you’re looking at has, in fact, had this work carried out. A car with these repairs carried out would be a better choice than one that hasn’t.

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  • Holden Cruze 2012: Faulty transmision

    Holden has in the past replaced faulty transmissions without cost to the owner, but I would guess they won’t offer to replace yours free of charge, as your car is seven years old. But until it is assessed you can only speculate that the transmission is at fault.

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Holden Cruze 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Holden Cruze will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Holden Cruze vary from 16x6.5 inches to 17x7 inches.

Holden Cruze Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
CD Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
CD Equipe Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Equipe Hatchback 215x50 R17 17x7 inches 215x50 R17 17x7 inches
CDX Hatchback 215x50 R17 17x7 inches 215x50 R17 17x7 inches
CD Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
Equipe Sedan 215x50 R17 17x7 inches 215x50 R17 17x7 inches
CD Equipe Sedan 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
CDX Sedan 215x50 R17 17x7 inches 215x50 R17 17x7 inches
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Holden Cruze 2012 Price and Specs

The Holden Cruze 2012 is currently available from $5,800 for the Cruze CD up to $13,999 for the Cruze SRi V.

Pricing guides

$9,988
Based on 498 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$5,800
Highest Price
$13,999
Holden Cruze Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
CD Hatchback 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $5,200 $8,030
CD Hatchback 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $4,600 $7,370
CD Hatchback 1.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO $4,500 $7,260
CD Hatchback 1.8L ULP 6 SP AUTO $4,300 $6,930
CD Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $5,200 $8,030
CD Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $5,800 $8,910
CD Sedan 1.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO $4,500 $7,260
CD Sedan 1.8L ULP 6 SP AUTO $4,300 $6,930
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Holden Cruze 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Holden Cruze is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Cruze currently offers fuel consumption from 5.6 to 7.4L/100km. The Holden Cruze is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and ULP.

Holden Cruze Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
CD Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 5.6L/100km
CD Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.9L/100km
CD Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 5.6L/100km
CD Sedan 1.4L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.9L/100km
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Holden Cruze 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Holden Cruze are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1788mm x 1477mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Cruze 2012 Dimensions  include 1477mm height, 1788mm width, 4518mm length.
Holden Cruze Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
CD Hatchback 1477x1788x4518 mm 143 mm
CD Equipe Hatchback 1477x1788x4518 mm 143 mm
Equipe Hatchback 1477x1788x4518 mm 143 mm
CDX Hatchback 1477x1788x4518 mm 143 mm
CD Sedan 1477x1788x4597 mm 143 mm
Equipe Sedan 1477x1788x4597 mm 143 mm
CD Equipe Sedan 1477x1788x4597 mm 143 mm
CDX Sedan 1477x1788x4597 mm 143 mm
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Holden Cruze 2012 Towing capacity

The Holden Cruze has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Holden Cruze Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
CD Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
Equipe Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
CD Equipe Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
CD Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
CD Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
Equipe Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
CD Equipe Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
CD Sedan 1.4L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
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