In-depth Reviews

Chevrolet Cruze owner reviews

"The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback represents fantastic value for money and the diesels are cheap to run."

Carbuyer Rating

2.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 4reviews

Common Problems

    Owner Review

    4 out of 5

    Version

    1.6 Petrol LS

    Year of registration

    2012

    Average annual mileage

    10,000 – 14,999

    Owned

    1 - 2 years

    Bought Car

    Used
    Review
    It does exactly what it says on the tin. It cruzes well on open roads. You get a lot of spec for your money. Very spacious. A great hatchback for its price. Downside - very heavy eater where petrol is concerned and can be sluggish when taking off. However, my first chevy and I cannot fault it.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    Very reliable. Well built. No problems as of yet and sitting at 25,000 miles on the clock.
    Performance

    4 out of 5

    Performs well. Slightly sluggish at times when taking off but performs well once driving and under pressure.
    Running Cost
    Poor in relation to petrol. Costs me £65 to fill the tank and the does me about 300 miles.

    Owner Review

    4 out of 5

    Version

    1.7vcdi

    Year of registration

    2013

    Average annual mileage

    10,000 – 14,999

    Owned

    1 - 2 years

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    58
    Review
    Got this car for a great price as a pre-reg car with less than 50 miles on the clock. Very impressed with the fuel econ, road tax, spec and the engine. Great cruiser on long motorway journeys. Also, great room in boot, this car will take my golf clubs and cart with no need to fold down any of the rear seats. (My mate has a new ford focus and he has to fold down one of the rear seats.) Also I like the fact that the rear seats fold forward without the need for the seat bottoms to be tipped forward.very handy and makes it quick and easy to use. Some not so good points, are, it does under steer if pushed hard into corners, but I'm at the age... well you get my drift! Exhaust particulate self clean can be a bit of a bind if it comes on during a quick nip down to the shops etc, requiring a drive around, till it is complete. All in all best car i have owned up till now, can not say about reliability, as of yet, as I have not owned it long enough.
    Reliability

    4 out of 5

    Good, so far.
    Performance

    3 out of 5

    Understeer if pushed on twisty roads but great engine for a diesel.
    Running Cost

    5 out of 5

    Very good, good MPG and £30 road tax.

    Owner Review

    4 out of 5

    Version

    1.7 diesel LVT

    Year of registration

    2014

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    2 - 3 years

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    60
    Review
    Good value for money - great 1.7 diesel engine, but not big enough inside for me [18 stone]. Stiff suspension, motorway noise at speed, but it's full of extras. I have top spec model and build quality is good for the money. I paid £13,950 new, list price £19,400. After 2 years it has £8,300 value. Good cheap small family American car for Europe.
    Reliability

    4 out of 5

    GOOD
    Performance
    Turbo kicks in when you press the pedal and it's on its way fast, has a stop start facility when stopped, this could account for stalling in 2nd and 3rd if you don't give it enough gas.
    Running Cost

    5 out of 5

    £30 road tax, over 60 miles to the gallon, cheap to buy second hand, annual service charge for first 3 years total £300. Then less than £140 per year.

    Owner Review

    4 out of 5

    Version

    1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

    Year of registration

    2012

    Average annual mileage

    0 – 4,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    25
    Running Cost

    1 out of 5

    Very Expensive

    Owner Review

    4 out of 5

    Version

    1.8 ltz petrol

    Year of registration

    2011

    Average annual mileage

    10,000 – 14,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    34
    Review
    Not very long since I bought it. Very precise in handling, comfortable and quiet even at cruising speed. Seats are very confortable and not too much roll in bends. Very good value for money. Consumption in line with the type of engine.

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