Based on 453 Ratings for the 2011 - 2015 models.Review this car
By Bill on Sunday, February 22, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "very economical to drive with comfort"
Cons: "blindspots but sensors alert to avoid collision"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This was an early release Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. I purchased it in May 2013. I dive this car for work and mostly on highways. My average MPG is 47 and cost 5-8 cents a mile for fuel cost. On one trip to Louisiana I got 50 MPG over a distance of 797 miles. It is comfortable on long trips. In my opinion, this vehicle best the Volkswagon TDI since dealerships are abundant for service. It is a pity that Chevrolet has not made this car's presence known in its commercial advertisements. I have had one recall which was handled promptly. There have been no significant issues with engine or drive train. I have enjoyed owning it."
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By CB on Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks nice"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I leased this car for the MPG and to transport my mother around. It is comfortable and well designed. However, with the recall for axles, I was told by my service rep "use it as little as possible until the parts are available and it is fixed". This took 6 months waiting on parts. I parked the car and made other arrangements for my mother. Since that time I have received 5 letters from GM advising me of various defects; which GM has no intention of fixing "until they occur"; some of which are overheating, loss of power steering, loss of lights, leaking coolant, bad battery connection; all of which are simple fixes, but have diminished my confidence in whether or not this car will break down on me and leave me stranded unable to get to where I'm going or get me back home. This is why it only has 7000 miles on it, in 18 months, and has been serviced only once, based upon time verses mileage. It is also why I am looking at trading it in for another brand of car, even if it costs me a bunch of money to get out of. The worst part for me is in 44years of driving all 37 of my vehicles have been GM."
5 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By Lee on Sunday, February 15, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "good sound system."
Cons: "cheap interior; visibility stinks; underpowered"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"the reason i have a measly 57K is that this joke has spent entirely too much time in several dealerships for recalls/repairs. based on this vehicle, i will NEVER purchase another GM product"
11 people out of 25 found this review helpful
By mick on Sunday, February 15, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Like the styling"
Cons: "No trunk release inside"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"Cosmetics are all okay but the performance of the tranny on this model is subpar. In comparison to other compact models' smooth shifting the Cruz transmission is a clunker. Its slow to respond to sudden acceleration from a dead stop; downshifts during a rolling stop result in a jerky acceleration, and a noticeable lag time between shifts during normal acceleration."
9 people out of 16 found this review helpful
By Joe C. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015
I don't own this caroverall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Small car can fit large driver"
Cons: "Cup-holder is right where armrest should be"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I'm 6'5 and this is the car I drove when my car(an 03 Focus) went in for serious engine work. The car seemed about the same size on the outside as my focus but seemed to have far more space and amenities then my car. Obviously it's 10yrs newer then mine but I hardly even used most the features that my current car doesn't have. Had remote start, which I didn't use even though it's winter because I'm gas conscious and don't have it outside for more then 12hrs, but it'd be a plus for someone w/o garage parking. Was an automatic vs my stick-shift and had that natural instinct to want to change gears(accidentally put it in neutral a couple time). With a free hand though I now see how so many people want to text/call while driving, which could be a bad thing. Far more options though in the main cd/display area. Felt very close to an old-mans car. Put a v6 in it and have every seat add-on option to make it just sail like the toyota avalon. But it this is definitely a nice car option for any more environmentally friendly folks. Had all the things for tech-savy people, good gas mileage for eco-friendly people, and plenty of extras to make it Your chevy cruze."
22 people out of 48 found this review helpful