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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   19 Cruzes, 5.3 months of data per Cruze, average 6800 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 26 Cruzes, 8.8 months of data per Cruze, average 15100 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Prius 50 Prii, 10.0 months of data per Prius, average 10900 miles5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 52 Cruzes, 9.2 months of data per Cruze, average 29700 miles55
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota Prius 67 Prii, 8.9 months of data per Prius, average 25900 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 39 Cruzes, 8.3 months of data per Cruze, average 37700 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 75 Prii, 10.0 months of data per Prius, average 39600 miles13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota Prius 220 Prii, 9.9 months of data per Prius, average 56500 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota Prius 44 Prii, 10.3 months of data per Prius, average 69900 miles16
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Prius 98 Prii, 9.8 months of data per Prius, average 87600 miles16
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Prius 78 Prii, 9.6 months of data per Prius, average 104500 miles26
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota Prius 59 Prii, 9.9 months of data per Prius, average 116500 miles31
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota Prius 76 Prii, 9.3 months of data per Prius, average 138000 miles31
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota Prius 41 Prii, 9.9 months of data per Prius, average 142400 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Toyota Prius   15 Prii, 7.9 months of data per Prius, average 164900 miles

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2001 Toyota Prius   19 Prii, 8.6 months of data per Prius, average 164000 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
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
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
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