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Chevrolet Cruze Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 43
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Cruzes, 10.1 months of data per Cruze, average 19500 miles
2013 Chevrolet Cruze 43
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Cruzes, 9.7 months of data per Cruze, average 34600 miles
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 65
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Cruzes, 10.0 months of data per Cruze, average 47600 miles

Probably an end-of-warranty blip. The repair frequency was equally high a year ago. Common problems with the PCV valve on the 1.4T engine and the external trunk release. The latter was a common problem on the 2011 in the past.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 36
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Cruzes, 10.8 months of data per Cruze, average 55300 miles

First model year. 1.4T engine cooling system a common problem area earlier. Leaking water pump gasket and thermostat housing.

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Chevrolet Cruze Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
At the shop for CEL on the second day of ownership
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
unproven, first year car