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Toyota Prius vs. Chevrolet Cruze Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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    
2015 Toyota Prius 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Prii, 7.0 months of data per Prius, average 10300 miles

 

2014 Chevrolet Cruze 47
86% 86% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Cruzes, 9.9 months of data per Cruze, average 22300 miles
2014 Toyota Prius 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Prii, 9.0 months of data per Prius, average 21400 miles

 

2013 Chevrolet Cruze 43
60.4761904762% 60.4761904762% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Cruzes, 10.4 months of data per Cruze, average 37200 miles
2013 Toyota Prius 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Prii, 9.5 months of data per Prius, average 39000 miles

 

2012 Chevrolet Cruze 70
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Cruzes, 9.6 months of data per Cruze, average 51100 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 Toyota Prius 3
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  79 Prii, 9.1 months of data per Prius, average 54400 miles

 

2011 Chevrolet Cruze 32
30.8163265306% 30.8163265306% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Cruzes, 10.5 months of data per Cruze, average 56800 miles

First model year. 1.4T engine cooling system a common problem area earlier. Leaking water pump gasket and thermostat housing.
2011 Toyota Prius 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  68 Prii, 10.3 months of data per Prius, average 64100 miles

 

2010 Toyota Prius 17
2.85714285714% 2.85714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  204 Prii, 10.2 months of data per Prius, average 80500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2009 Toyota Prius 42
24.7252747253% 24.7252747253% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Prii, 10.2 months of data per Prius, average 97300 miles

 

2008 Toyota Prius 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  85 Prii, 9.1 months of data per Prius, average 106000 miles

 

2007 Toyota Prius 38
18.0519480519% 18.0519480519% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  88 Prii, 9.4 months of data per Prius, average 127900 miles

 

2006 Toyota Prius 33
11.0837438424% 11.0837438424% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Prii, 9.1 months of data per Prius, average 136100 miles

 

2005 Toyota Prius 48
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Prii, 9.5 months of data per Prius, average 156200 miles

 

2004 Toyota Prius 49
19.7478991597% 19.7478991597% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Prii, 10.7 months of data per Prius, average 161900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2002 Toyota Prius   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Prii, 9.0 months of data per Prius, average 209000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Toyota Prius vs. Chevrolet Cruze Reliability Comparisons

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Reliability and Durability: 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
Toyota cars have been the most reliable cars during the past quarter century.
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Toyota. That says it all
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
Its a Toyota!
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
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
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.
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.
Toyota Prius Reliability and Durability: 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
 

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