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" 9 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Great car, responds fast (she's jumping when I call ... :) ).

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not very economic in fuel but it's OK for driving long distances.

tuckthemac
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It Is A Good Ride. I'm Happy ! — very nice car. served me well and still does. she's compact so there's no reason to go wild with lots of space.... you can just go with and inside the flow of traffic.... you have to be economically calculated with the gas consumption but it's an OK ride...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

dg46000
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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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Appearance, Handling, Overall Fun to Drive

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Slower Pick-up, Runs Low on Gas Quick (I live in NYC.)

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Makes For A Good Impulse Buy. — The Cruze was another emergency buy. My Nissan Altima has gone from "Own" to "Owned" because I totaled it in an accident on 6/21/12. I'm okay, just a few bruises, scrape, and fractured wrist. Luckily, I had money to buy this car this time. Last year, it was just out of reach. It's Certified Pre-Owned. Only 7,700mi used and clean CarFax. Performance isn't bad. Takes a little bit to pick up [yet I do like hearing the engine purr]. Brakes and handles well. I, of course, love the appearance, inside and out. Cost of ownership is yet to be determined. Gas does tend to go a little quick between stop and go traffic and air conditioning use. I can't say much about maintenance yet. That's TBD.

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Color and style

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acceleration

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Chevy Cruze — Poor acceleration but when u turn the traction control off it picks up quick. Full economy could be better too. Mine gets 28 miles to the gallon on average and most of my miles are highway. Been a good car this far though. Only thing I don't like is that pretty much all of the body is plastic. Looks good though and hasn't given me any trouble as of yet

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It looks sleek and yet it didn't break the bank.  If you get the 'connectivity package' you get all the cool bells and whistles.  

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If you have a larger family I don't know if everyone would be comfortable at all times.

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Awesome! — I love this car. It looks good, runs great, and I didn't spend a fortune. I have recommended the Cruze to my friends and, so far, two of them have gotten a Cruze. I wish the back seat area was bigger, but at least there's a ton of trunk space.

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Reviews

Reliable Vehicle. By Jailene32

I bought this car for my daughter to drive back and forth to school everyday. She has been doing it for a full year now and the vehicle has not given us any problems at all. Great car for first time d... Read More

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

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