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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, 7.1 months of data per Prius, average 10500 miles

 

2014 Chevrolet Cruze 47
86% 86% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Cruzes, 10.0 months of data per Cruze, average 22300 miles
2014 Toyota Prius 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Prii, 9.2 months of data per Prius, average 21300 miles

 

2013 Chevrolet Cruze 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% 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, 9.6 months of data per Prius, average 39300 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
  80 Prii, 9.3 months of data per Prius, average 54700 miles

 

2011 Chevrolet Cruze 32
30.8163265306% 30.8163265306% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Cruzes, 10.6 months of data per Cruze, average 57300 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, 10.4 months of data per Prius, average 64200 miles

 

2010 Toyota Prius 17
3.47985347985% 3.47985347985% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  205 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, 9.2 months of data per Prius, average 106600 miles

 

2007 Toyota Prius 38
18.0519480519% 18.0519480519% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  88 Prii, 9.6 months of data per Prius, average 127600 miles

 

2006 Toyota Prius 32
10.6516290727% 10.6516290727% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Prii, 9.4 months of data per Prius, average 136600 miles

 

2005 Toyota Prius 47
21.201814059% 21.201814059% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Prii, 9.6 months of data per Prius, average 154700 miles

 

2004 Toyota Prius 49
20.3624733475% 20.3624733475% 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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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Toyota Prius

2015 Toyota Prius Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2016 From the second generation onwards the Toyota Prius has been among the most trouble-free cars in TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. There's no reason to expect this to change with the redesign. The Civic has been nearly as good, while the C-MAX and Volt have beeen about average. Because the Prius has a reputation for long-term reliability, it also depreciates much more slowly than the C-MAX and Volt. full 2016 Toyota Prius review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Toyota Prius

2015 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. full 2012 Toyota Prius review