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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 36
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  43 Cruzes, 10.0 months of data per Cruze, average 16500 miles
2014 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  20 Elantras, 10.1 months of data per Elantra, average 10200 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 49
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Cruzes, 9.3 months of data per Cruze, average 31200 miles
2013 Hyundai Elantra 16
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  65 Elantras, 9.1 months of data per Elantra, average 27200 miles

 

2012 Chevrolet Cruze 71
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  42 Cruzes, 10.5 months of data per Cruze, average 43900 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.
2012 Hyundai Elantra 26
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Elantras, 8.9 months of data per Elantra, average 49900 miles

 

2011 Chevrolet Cruze 33
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Cruzes, 9.9 months of data per Cruze, average 53200 miles

First model year. 1.4T engine cooling system a common problem area earlier. Leaking water pump gasket and thermostat housing.
2011 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  23 Elantras, 9.8 months of data per Elantra, average 57400 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  22 Elantras, 8.6 months of data per Elantra, average 63800 miles

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2009 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  23 Elantras, 9.4 months of data per Elantra, average 71900 miles

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 24
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  30 Elantras, 9.9 months of data per Elantra, average 79100 miles

 

2007 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  22 Elantras, 8.1 months of data per Elantra, average 87800 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  18 Elantras, 9.3 months of data per Elantra, average 98300 miles

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2005 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  21 Elantras, 8.2 months of data per Elantra, average 127800 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  13 Elantras, 8.5 months of data per Elantra, average 115900 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra   Join or sign in to vie  
  12 Elantras, 9.0 months of data per Elantra, average 142400 miles

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Hyundai Elantra vs. Chevrolet Cruze Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Hyundai Elantra

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With no spare, I'm not sure what will happen when I have a flat halfway between Barstow and Blythe.
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car has not had to be repaired yet, and the warranty gives me great peace of mind.
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The electrical systems on this car are a problem. We have experienced many instances of the car not starting and having electrical problems that the dealer cannot find or repair. In addition, the engine makes a loud clicking sound when first started that goes away after about 10 minutes. It did not do this when new, and the dealer would not make this issue go away. Finally, the ride is harsh and bumpy. Like driving a large truck.
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The reputation of the Elentra provides an element of assurance
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports rated #1. 5 year BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY, 10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY,10 year WARRANTY
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have not had any major problems with my car. It has 117,000 miles on it and it has been very reliable.
2007 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Despite having some early production problems like any newly designed car, it has never had a major issue. It has never broken down on me or left me stranded.
2006 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very few repairs.
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Outstanding dependability.
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have put 55,000 miles on this car in less than 3 years, and it has not given me any trouble.
Hyundai Elantra Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very high rating, superb warranty, and the free rodaside assistance is great!
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hyundais are not made like toyotas
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Repeated trips for TPMS repair, key fob frequently locks doors unexpetedly, and on several occassions activated horn alarm when not intended.
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Cheap interior materials, knobs and buttons wear prematurely
2006 0 I have had innumerable problems with this car. I have had a cracked radiator, a dead alternator, 3 malfunctioning power steering pumps, an exhaust leak, and have replaced the front wheel bearings. These are just SOME of the repairs I've incurred in just the last 2 years!
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The entire cooling system should be replaced around 100000 miles. My thermostat failed catastrophically blowing up the radiator. Everything I have seen from other owners show this is a problem too. Not a big deal as long as you plan on this and take preventative steps.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Cruze

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