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Hyundai Elantra vs. Chevrolet Cruze Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. 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    
2003 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Elantras, 8.8 months of data per Elantra, average 101600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Elantras, 8.9 months of data per Elantra, average 135000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Elantras, 9.3 months of data per Elantra, average 118200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Elantras, 9.7 months of data per Elantra, average 95000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Hyundai Elantra 20
0.549450549451% 0.549450549451% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Elantras, 10.6 months of data per Elantra, average 87500 miles
2009 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Elantras, 10.1 months of data per Elantra, average 73500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Elantras, 11.1 months of data per Elantra, average 70900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Elantras, 9.5 months of data per Elantra, average 65200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Hyundai Elantra 25
24.6543778802% 24.6543778802% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Elantras, 9.4 months of data per Elantra, average 65100 miles
2013 Hyundai Elantra 25
27.8325123153% 27.8325123153% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Elantras, 9.9 months of data per Elantra, average 35100 miles
2014 Hyundai Elantra 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Elantras, 10.2 months of data per Elantra, average 18900 miles
2016 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Elantras, 6.2 months of data per Elantra, average 8600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Chevrolet Cruze Reliability Results

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2011 Chevrolet Cruze 33
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Cruzes, 9.8 months of data per Cruze, average 59400 miles

First model year. 1.4T engine cooling system a common problem area earlier. Leaking water pump gasket and thermostat housing.
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 67
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Cruzes, 9.2 months of data per Cruze, average 54400 miles

The repair frequency was equally high for the 2011 earlier. Common problems with the PCV valve and water pump on the 1.4T engine.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Cruzes, 10.3 months of data per Cruze, average 39300 miles
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 40
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Cruzes, 10.1 months of data per Cruze, average 25000 miles

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra

2015 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. full 2013 Hyundai Elantra review
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. full 2012 Hyundai Elantra review
2015 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! full 2013 Hyundai Elantra review