(4.0) 139 reviews
MSRP: $5,516$12,356
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 29-34
Engine: 138-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

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

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.