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2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Available Price Range $5,774-$12,558 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 29-34 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Our Take

The Cruze is an all-new compact sedan for the U.S., replacing the Chevrolet Cobalt. It boasts a larger interior than both its predecessor and most competitors in its price class. The Cruze marks the first compact car to reflect the higher-quality approach GM has taken with many other models'... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No coupe or hatchback
  • Drum rear brakes
  • Lower mileage with automatic
  • Eco model not cheap
  • Styling reactions mixed

Notable Features

  • New model replaces Cobalt
  • Sedan body style
  • 1.8-liter or turbo 1.4-liter engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • 10 airbags
  • High-mileage Eco model

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I'm used to label-reading as a part of motherhood and that now extends to cars. The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is an excellent example of this. What makes it an "Eco"? I thought it would be some sort of hybrid, but it's not. It's a trim level with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can get more than 40 mpg highway depending on the transmission. The 2011 Chevy Cruze ... Read full review for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

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Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 102 reviews

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Couldn't be more impressed or happier

by Former Pontiac owner from Motor City, MI on February 7, 2011

I compared this car with the Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra. I've always owned Pontiacs but with them closing, I was pretty open in my search. After looking over and driving the other cars, I kept goi... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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