2011 Chevrolet Cruze Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

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46 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Styling, Ride and Handling
What they didn't
Interior Space, Cabin Noise, Braking

2011 Chevy Cruze 1lt

With gas prices where they are, I needed a more efficient vehicle then my Escalade..I needed a cheap commuter as a second car... I drive 115miles per day, 80% fwy 20% city..I test drove all the usual suspects that get 34mpg or better on fwy.. I also did this in one weekend for a fair decision..Honda Civic, VW Jetta, Toyota Corolla, Ford Fiesta, Dodge Avenger (because it was so cheap, 14k for a 2010 sxt with 1k miles too bad it was the worst of all)..I looked at the Hyundai Elantra but couldn't bring myself to get it..for some reason the opinion regarding that company is that the name offers low quality...It's like Ford spun off the Pinto brand and was still selling cars...Anyway, everyone has different tastes in cars, it's a very subjective decision..For me, it came down to the Chevy because it was the quitest on the freeway, had the most features that I like for a long commute, (xm, Ipod, USB, etc...) and it felt more spacious than the others..my second choice would have been the Civic by the way..The others were fine cars but again, it was a personal decision based on the test drives and what i wanted for my commute...So now that i have the Chevy, i am most impressed by the mpg..I am averaging 36-37 in my mixed use which is better then what it was rated for..The engine runs so quitely that sometimes when I am at a stop, I think that it shut off. !!..It is quite on the freeway so you can listen to talk radio and not be bothered by the outside noise. It is not a sports car but it's fun to drive, maybe becasue I am saving so much money on gas that I'm just generally happy...

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2011 Cruze

After driving a Honda accord for 6 years I decided to buy a new car. I have always been a fan of Honda's and was planning on buying another. After searching for cars with gas mileage number 1 priority, I found the 2011 Chevy Cruze (36mpg). I was deciding between a Civic and the Cruze. I ended up buying the Cruze for many reasons (Beautiful interior, gas mileage, styling). After a month I enjoy it more everyday and haven't had any issues so far. Only complaints I can think of is when taking speed bumps, it could be a little smoother.

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Happy Driver

I had been collecting info for a year re: safety and high gas mileage vehicles . The Chevy Cruze has always been among the top . I saw one online that fit my criteria ( low mileage and red ), went to the dealership , test drove it , and bought it all within a few hours . I'm very happy with my choice . It's a very comfortable car to drive and the mpg exceeds expectations !

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Great car!

This car looks great and the interior is what really sold me on this car! Unique center console design! 10 airbags! One of the safest cars. I am really happy with my decision in choosing the chevrolet Cruz! My family and friends love it as well!

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Suprised! Very suprised!

I have had quite a few cars over the years. I traded a Cadillac STS-V in for something a little more responsible. I had five cars on a list with the Chevy Cruze being the last one. I was looking for efficiency, quality, and high content. I drove the other four cars and didn't think the Cruze had a shot...but I tried it anyway. As soon as I got in it, I was suprised. The doors felt solid with a satisfying 'thunk' when they slammed shut. I started the car and had to double check if it was running...very quiet car. The quality of the materials in the cabin were as good as, if not better than, the Caddy I was trading in. As I started the test drive, the acceleration paled in comparison to the V series Cadillac but was suprisingly punchy. The turbocharged 1.4L was respectable. I pulled onto the highway and was suprised how quickly it got up to speed. 70mph was smooth and quiet! Quieter than the V...and 34mpg to boot!! The pint sized Chevy was the one I chose...hands down. I bought a maroon LTZ which came with a host of goodies to include: Remote start, back-up sensors, heated leather seats, auto A/C with cabin filters and Active Air Quality Sensors, 9 speaker Pioneer audio with USB ports and XM, Sunroof and...Onstar (which is well worth the $30 per month). Onstar has a free app for your smartphone which you can locate, lock, unlock, start, stop and send turn-by-turn navigation to via the Google maps function. It is fantastic! So far, six people have complimented me on the little Cruze and I would recommend this car to anyone! Plus...it is built in Lordstown, OH. BONUS! American built, American car. Well done, Chevy!!

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keyshawn first car

i bough this car for my grandson and he,s enjoying it very much

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Cramped and Jerky

Thought this thing was great on test drive. But after a couple thousand miles, it's revealing its true self. Not sure if it needs service or just poor engine/transmission design, but the engine on acceleration is REALLY jerky. But not every time. On deceleration, the transmission downshifts will throw you forward. Going uphill, the auto-transmission will downshift till the engine is SCREAMING at 4000+ RPM. Driver's leg room is CRAMPED to say the least. Every time my right knee moves, I turn the A/C temp either up or down without knowing it till I hear the blower motor screaming to either cool me down or warm me up. My left leg and foot only have a few inches of movement available so that leg cramps up constantly. Bucket seats don't fit my bucket (and I'm not huge.) Seats have sides on them that gouge into my legs and keep me moving back and forth to keep from paralyzing me. Nice interior touches, beautiful leather, luxury radio and navigation. But wouldn't buy this one again.

Would recommend to a friend

Simply fantastic.

Probably the best purchase I've made in years. Drives smooth and has a great sound system. Comfortable whether you're in the drivers seat, or the back seat. I've had the Cruze for about two months now and still get excited every time I have to drive somewhere. If you're thinking about buying yourself a Chevy Cruze, you're thinking too hard. Just do it. You'll be so glad you did.

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chevvy cruze 2011

My wife and I shopped online for a replacement vehicle for our 2004 Ford Escape. We were looking into purchasing a sedan and through Carmax we had several to choose. This is not our first purchase through Carmax it is our 10th. After purchasing the vehicle, which went rather smoothly, we took the car on a trip to Southern West Virginia, the car performed very well in the mountains. As for gas mileage, well I said that we replaced a 2004 Escape, so the increase in gas mileage is outstanding. Overall the comfort is very good, cloth seats, electronics is very easy to understand. Lastly it is fun to drive.

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The Good and the Bad

Had this car for a little overa month and I still love driving it. Its comfortable and the interior is pleasant and the gas mileage is great. Now on to the bad: the backseat seems a little cramped. I only have 1 child but she is constantly kicking the back of the seats and the seat belts are extremely hard to get to. Now as far as performance I had no idea what a turbo charged engine was but I think my model has one. It seems like the transmission is slipping when I first drive it in the morning. I researched and supposedly this is normal but it is one of my pet peeves about this car. So overall I would give it a 3.5 but if I could go back I probably would have gotten the Honda Civic like I initially went to get.

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