"Purchased our Cruze LT with leather, upgraded wheels, 1.8 engine in Feb 2011 after testing Ford Fusion and Focus, Dodge something, Honda Accord (we have an older model also), Cheverolet Malibu. We were looking for comfort (I am 6' 3") great gas mileage, fun to drive, sharp looking. THe Focus was too small and spartan, the Fusion and Malibu too big with less MPG, Mailbu was not as "new looking".
We kept comparing everything to the experience of the Cruze! This is the first new car we have ever purchased in our 22 years together."
Pros: "Great price, performance, gas mileage, features!"
Cons: "None in my opinion"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have had my Cruze for 4 weeks and couldn't be happier with it. It is everything I could want in a car! It is so quiet I can't even hear the engine without a single rattle. The gas mileage has been awesome. The installed features such as rear park assist, remote start, Bluetooth, Sirius, onstar, stabilitrack, cruise control, etc are absolutely incredible!
I drove my last 2 cars for almost 10 years each (1992 Subaru Loyale and 2002 Hyundai Elantra) and am looking forward to as many years with my Cruze.
Way to go Chevrolet!!!! Finally after 35 years I can feel confident buying American again! Keep up the excellent work."
Cons: "Getting slightly less on mpg's then expected."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have the 1lt, with the RS and fun/sun package with the moonroof and upgraded sound system. This is a great car to drive, love the 6 speed automatic transmission, very smooth and very quite car overall. Chevy MyLink 7 in. touch screen nice and back up camera is awesome. Great looks and styling upgraded interiors make this car look more expensive then it really is. Safe with 10 air bags. Good on gas and insurance rates."
"Pros: Good looks LTZ RS. Great Power for a small engine. Great MPG. Good handling. Good stereo and hands free operation.
Cons: High road noise. Voice commands are often misinterpreted due to the road noise. The climate controls are in a bad place and get bumped by passengers knees which turns off the auto climate control. This is annoying to constantly have to keep an eye on. Brake pedal has allot of travel and was this way from new. I drove a few and they were all this way, takes some getting used too. Engine lacks power at first but after it's broke in it has plenty for a 1.4 liter. I noticed a power increase after about 7,000 miles.
Overall a great MPG car for the price but obviously some things could be improved."