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Holden Cruze Hatch 2.0 CDX (2012)

by Barry Green,reviewed April 2012

Holden’s Cruze CDX 2.0-litre diesel sits mid-pack among the new, Australian-built, seven model hatch line-up, but don’t mistake that for middle of the road.
With its 120 kW of power and thick 360 Nm of torque, the CDX ‘oiler’ offers better all-round driveability than its 1.8-litre petrol and 1.4-litre turbo-petrol siblings together with impressive fuel consumption (6.7 litres/100 km for the six-speed auto). That said, there is some turbo lag and diesel clatter. Ride quality is supple and the handling well-mannered. Space is generous for a small car; even with no-cost option full-size steel spare fitted and the standard equipment list wants for little.
Holden Cruze Hatch 2.0 CDX 2012


Driveability, space, equipment


Turbo lag, cabin plastic quality

Key features

Airconditioning, 17” alloys, front fog lamps, leather appointed seats (fronts heated), rear park assist, bluetooth, voice recognition, cruise control, trip computer, auto lights, MP3 compatible CD player, USB input with iPod compatibility



Car Details

Vehicle make Holden
Vehicle model Cruze 2.0 CDX
Vehicle type Small Under $35,000
Year 2012
Price when new $30,740 (auto) MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars

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Engine 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel 4-cyl

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.