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Toyota Prius vs. Chevrolet Cruze Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Toyota Prius or Chevrolet Cruze reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Cruze truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Cruze reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Cruze were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Cruze have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chevrolet Cruze   15 Cruzes, 3.7 months of data per Cruze, average 5600 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze   24 Cruzes, 8.2 months of data per Cruze, average 13800 miles

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2013 Toyota Prius 49 Prii, 8.7 months of data per Prius, average 8700 miles8
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 49 Cruzes, 9.9 months of data per Cruze, average 26900 miles57
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota Prius 68 Prii, 8.7 months of data per Prius, average 22300 miles12
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 41 Cruzes, 8.7 months of data per Cruze, average 35300 miles

1.4T engine cooling system might be a common problem area.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota Prius 77 Prii, 9.9 months of data per Prius, average 36200 miles17
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota Prius 223 Prii, 10.0 months of data per Prius, average 54000 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota Prius 47 Prii, 9.8 months of data per Prius, average 66500 miles13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Prius 98 Prii, 10.1 months of data per Prius, average 86100 miles16
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Prius 77 Prii, 9.8 months of data per Prius, average 103700 miles19
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota Prius 60 Prii, 9.9 months of data per Prius, average 112100 miles24
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota Prius 70 Prii, 9.6 months of data per Prius, average 134600 miles32
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota Prius 40 Prii, 9.4 months of data per Prius, average 137300 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Toyota Prius   11 Prii, 6.0 months of data per Prius, average 146700 miles

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2002 Toyota Prius   15 Prii, 8.3 months of data per Prius, average 164800 miles

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2001 Toyota Prius   17 Prii, 10.1 months of data per Prius, average 151900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Toyota Prius

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What Our Members Are Saying about Toyota Prius Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Prius: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
High level of reliability. Best in class. Never had a single warranty issue with the Prius.
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
everyone who owns one, loves them
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Its a Toyota!
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
This car has not had any issues starting or running. My father-in-law put his 2nd gen through 120k miles in under 5 years with the same results.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
No problems so far
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Have always been happy with Toyota and the current issues in the news have not changed my mind.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Toyota cars have been the most reliable cars during the past quarter century.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Per Consumer Reports, it is a reliable, durable car especially compared to most other vehicles.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Toyota. That says it all
2009 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The car did not give any problems and still looks and performs like new.
Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Prius: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
heater blower died 2 winters in a row, at 45,000km and again at 75000km, both front wheel bearings at 50,000kms

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