2011 Chevrolet Cruze User Reviews

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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poppy200 writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT Review
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5

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Love the leather heated seats, great smooth ride and control, nice and roomy, great support for back for short or long rides Have had no repair costs except normal upkeep.  Is a fun easy car to drive.

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Although for this kind of car it is very sporty.  I wanted a different car when I bought this one and I should have bought it instead. But can really not think of any real cons to this car. If this was the kind of car I had been looking for I would never want to sell it.

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The Car Is Sleek And A Wonderful Smooth Ride, Great Acceleration When Pulling Out In Traffic. — This car has lots of room for it s size. It has great handling and acceleration and braking car. it about drives it self. In traffic I feel in full control it handles very well. The seats are very comfortable and love the color of the leather. The black, brown two tone really makes this car beautiful and classy looking. Love the sound system. It has great sound and bass. Have taken several short trips in it and is very comfortable and economical.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mandicares writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS Review
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My first car and have had zero problems with it

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No power seats

mandicares
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Very Reliable Nice Car — It's great. Love the sound system overall wonderful little first car for me.. Please contact me for more information.. Has new tires all service is up to date I work for the dealership I bought it at and they take good care of me and the car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jorge writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Review
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Included options

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Lack of power

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Nice — Nice car... Looks great but I think Chevy still has a long way to go if they really want to turn it into a world auto (as they described it in the pre-launch comercials). Good overall vehicle for daily commuting

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Effingers writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT Fleet Review
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Stylish, cute, drives great, safe, comfortable seats, lots of trunk space

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no leg room in back seat

Effingers
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Best Small Car — The cruze is a great car for anyone without kids and not often having back seat passengers. It drives great, looks great, and is comfortable. It's priced very well and has many great features. I feel very safe in the car especially after my husband got into an accident with another car where our car was barely damaged and the other car was totaled. The only bad thing about this car, in my opinion, is the lack of room for back seat passengers. Car seats are a tight fit and passengers are always uncomfortable. However, if its just you and no kids this wont matter so much.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dwayne writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Review
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Overall, a nice handling and stylish car for the buck. Japan doesn't come close for the price vs features. They should have added the 2.0 L or 2.2 L with a turbo option for enthusiasts.

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1.4 L Turbo charged engine? Before the turbo kicks in, it cant get out of its own way!

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze — Performance: Hopping out of a Trailblazer SS (6.0L) into a 1.4 L turbo was a complete turnaround in acceleration. I found it to be very underpowered, especially off the line. Once the turbo kicks in however, I feel a bit more confident crossing an intersection. Braking is decent and handling is definitely superior to most FWD sedans I have driven. In the 2 years I have owned this vehicle, I was towed to the dealership once due to transmission module: shifting problems. The dealership also found a leaking water pump which was replaced. There are very few slight rattles over bumps when driving in NYC, but out in the burbs, it drives quiet and smooth. The Cruze LTZ/RS is definitely stylish, but standard models, I wouldn't give a second look. As you can see from my pics, it definitely stands out and interior design is different from its predecessors ( Cobalt and Cavalier). Night time illumination is kind on the eyes, and sound system features are perfect to my taste. Fill your USB flash drive with your favorite tunes, and plug it in! The Pioneer speaker system definitely enhances lower quality mp3's and/or recorded music. IF you're a do-it-yourselfer, filters maybe hard to find, and a bit more expensive than the fore mentioned Cobalt and Cavalier. The advertised gas mileage Chevy claims, I have never gotten...then again, I'm a lead foot! However, after extensive testing (which includes driving like a human being), I found that I was only able to get close to a 33-34 mpg using premium unleaded. Otherwise, the average dropped to 28-29 mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MBurg writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT Review
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Love the car!  The fuel economy is the biggest seller, but even though it is a "compact" car you still can load your family up and take it on trips!

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Not really anything.  Would like more fuel economy, but wouldn't everyone!

MBurg
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Fuel Economy And How "big" It Is On The Inside — This car has been awesome! The fuel economy is above what I expected. It is also "road quiet"! Little things like the extra outlet in the back to the nice looking interior has made the car much more than just my little commuter!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Parikshit writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT Review
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Heavy Appearence

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Difficult to park

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Good To Use In Metros — I really liked the seating comfort. The best part is the pick up of the turbojet engine. I just went on a test drive so could not make out the the millage figure, but then I hope this would give a economic millage on city streets... Had a really great experience of driving this..

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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MizzCruze writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT Review
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its beautiful, powerful for a little car, ive never have had problems

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there isn't a whole lot of leg room in the back

MizzCruze
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I Love This Car To Death!! — there is nothing to hate about this car, it looks stunning drives nice and is just beautiful! repairs can be costly but so far i have had no major problems that need fixing. The front pillars can cause a little bit of a blind spot but you learn how to look around them just like any other vehicle, oh after market parts can be very pricey as well and some what difficult to install depending on the area of the car you are working on, i had to remove the whole bumper to replace my head lamps unit things, but it was well worth it in the end :)

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Erin writes:
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I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CAR!

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I HATE NOTHING ABOUT IT

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Its Amazing! — this car is an awesome car! it has lots of power for a small car with a small engin. this car is all around awesome, it looks good and i get a lot of attention in it. i always get compliment on it too I've had it to many car shows where it is usually the newest car but a lot of people still look at it and ask me lots of questions I love it and I will always love it

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dg46000 writes:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Review
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Great power from a 4-cylinder motor. The transmission has crisp shifts and is very predictable. All 4 windows are auto-down with the driver's window being auto-up also. The sound system is designed by Pioneer with a subwoofer and tweeters in the front--great sound. The seats are made for long hauls. It's fun to drive and it gets great gas mileage, especially short-shifting in manual mode.

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There is some turbo lag. Pedal to the metal--expect lag, but just cracked, it scoots. It takes a full-synthetic oil to conditioin and cool the turbo (so I understand) the Chevy dealerships have. An oil change (every 10k miles) tire rotation  is $40 or so.

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A Wolf Of Four-door Clothing — Chevy did their homework on this car. It reminds me of the Porsches I've riden in. There are no squeaks or rattles. It is put together very soundly and engineered well. The windows go up and down quicker than other GM vehicles I'm used to as well. I wish it had a heated steering wheel. The heated seats are great with hi, medium and low settings for both the driver and the pasenger. There is plenty of leg room in the rear as well for two adults. The rear seats are 40-60 split fold-down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Reviews

Like It But Can Be Boring At Times By rjp3586

Wish they had an option for a bigger turbo and less recalls. The coolant problems I have had are slowly becoming a pain in the rear. The original battery was defective and swole up with a sulfur odor.... Read More

Absolutely Amazing For A Starter Car!! By Royster_88

Really sporty car to drive. Handles great and is quite the little bullet off the line. As for maintenance, it is really easy and cheap to maintain. I have done all the maintenance and have not had a p... Read More

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze Reviews

Sleek Design Nice Interior Look By RichGriffin

Color options are nice, the car has sharp look to it. Front end is similar to me of the camarro. The back seat area has plenty of room, good on gas and perfect to get back and forth to work in. Factor... Read More

Chevy Cruze By jerevan

Not a whole lot to say, this car gets up when you need it (turbo is nice) takes a second to kick in though. Not the most stylish car, but its respectable. Kind of wish I still owned a Honda for the mo... Read More

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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Reviews

Love This Car By Brittanie1234

This car gets good gas mileage and is fun to drive. I have a family of five and we can all fit in it pretty comfortably. It came with a lot of nice extra features, I love the hands free talking. Read More

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