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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 34 Cruzes, 7.6 months of data per Cruze, average 8800 miles32
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Toyota Prius 35 Prii, 6.3 months of data per Prius, average 7200 miles5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 29 Cruzes, 9.3 months of data per Cruze, average 20500 miles13
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Prius 54 Prii, 10.1 months of data per Prius, average 18500 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 49 Cruzes, 9.4 months of data per Cruze, average 35500 miles52
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota Prius 60 Prii, 10.2 months of data per Prius, average 34600 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 36 Cruzes, 7.5 months of data per Cruze, average 44600 miles

First model year. 1.4T engine cooling system a common problem area.
71
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota Prius 82 Prii, 8.9 months of data per Prius, average 45200 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota Prius 215 Prii, 10.0 months of data per Prius, average 62200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota Prius 47 Prii, 10.4 months of data per Prius, average 78100 miles22
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Prius 93 Prii, 9.7 months of data per Prius, average 89200 miles27
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Prius 79 Prii, 9.1 months of data per Prius, average 111500 miles20
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota Prius 52 Prii, 10.6 months of data per Prius, average 125200 miles33
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota Prius 79 Prii, 9.5 months of data per Prius, average 141300 miles34
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota Prius 43 Prii, 9.3 months of data per Prius, average 148600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
24
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Toyota Prius   16 Prii, 9.4 months of data per Prius, average 181900 miles

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2001 Toyota Prius   15 Prii, 8.4 months of data per Prius, average 171300 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 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
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.
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
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