2013 Chevrolet Cruze Consumer Reviews

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze
4.1
Average based on 74 reviews
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2012 Chevy Cruze Eco 1.4 T

by from Austin, Tx on November 15, 2013

I myself do not like small cars or 4 cylinders so I may not fit your typical reviewer. I drive the car around 200 hwy miles a day 5 days a week since I picked it up. I average 52 mpg, can back up with...
I myself do not like small cars or 4 cylinders so I may not fit your typical reviewer. I drive the car around 200 hwy miles a day 5 days a week since I picked it up. I average 52 mpg, can back up with pics if needed :). I do not hyper mile or anything close to this and regularly drive it up to 85 mph. I haven't had any issues with road noise or wear and tear on the interior. The car turns on a dime and can accelerate quit well for a 4 cylinder even at highway speeds. I had the dealer install the factory fog lights as it was the only thing I thought was missing to finish off the appearance. The XM radio works better than my wife's brand of vehicle in the it does not lose reception going under bridges and or trees. I also noticed you do not feel the drag on the motor when running the ac like my daughters brand of vehicle. Just for stats I am 6'3" 240 lbs in case any one that's of a larger size might be thinking of buying one of these cars.
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2013 Chevy Cruze LT

by from minnesota on March 27, 2015

I have had my 2013 Chevy Cruze LT about two years now. I love it! It gets great gas mileage and is comfortable for the size. I couldn't believe how much trunk space I get. I can fit 5 bowling balls wi...
I have had my 2013 Chevy Cruze LT about two years now. I love it! It gets great gas mileage and is comfortable for the size. I couldn't believe how much trunk space I get. I can fit 5 bowling balls with bags and still have room. My boyfriend is 6'2" so he has issues getting in and out of the car, but when he is seated he says he is comfortable just a little bit of a hassle. Otherwise, I am 5'8" and am completely comfortable! I haven't had to bring it into the shop for anything other then an oil change!
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Exceptional car

by from Birmingham, Al on November 26, 2012

Very very very very very reliable car and it delivers when it comes to safety! I was recently in a car accident and my cruze was totaled and I was able to walk away with no broken bones. Thanks to God...
Very very very very very reliable car and it delivers when it comes to safety! I was recently in a car accident and my cruze was totaled and I was able to walk away with no broken bones. Thanks to God and all those airbags coming out. I will definitely purchase another cruze. It has pass my test with flying colors. Way to go on this car!!!
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right car, right price.

by from Sarasota, Fl. on August 23, 2013

The cruze turbo is fast, very tight, comfortable and excellent on gas. It meets all my requirements as a college student.
The cruze turbo is fast, very tight, comfortable and excellent on gas. It meets all my requirements as a college student.
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Great Car

by from Sumter, SC on August 17, 2013

This is my second Chevy Cruze. Enjoyed the first one, so I upgraded to a higher trim for the second one. Great ride and fun to drive. The 1.4 turbo ecotec has a lot more power and better fuel mileage ...
This is my second Chevy Cruze. Enjoyed the first one, so I upgraded to a higher trim for the second one. Great ride and fun to drive. The 1.4 turbo ecotec has a lot more power and better fuel mileage than the 1.8L engine. I got 40 hwy mileage with the 1.8 and now 42 hwy with the 1.4. I like the styling ext and int. would highly recommend to anyone looking for a compact car. Go check one out!
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Lemon?

by from Massachusetts on February 7, 2014

4K Miles - Brake pad issues. Did some research, found out there was a recall for the same issue on the VIN before mine. Clearly, the issue isn't corrected. 6K Miles - Dealer didn't secure cap after d...
4K Miles - Brake pad issues. Did some research, found out there was a recall for the same issue on the VIN before mine. Clearly, the issue isn't corrected. 6K Miles - Dealer didn't secure cap after doing oil change, air got into the fuel tank. No longer does my reading go over 500 to empty when I put gas in my car, but doesn't go past 490 14K Miles - Suspension. Dealer greased the balljoints, sent me on my way. 16K Miles - Engine Misfire, Stabilitrack and Traction Control check engine light come on. Dealer told me that Cylinder 1 Misfired and that it was in "history" when he did the reading. 16K Miles -Day after Engine Misfire, squeak in suspension comes back. Solution. Trading down my car for Toyota, not going to do this after it loses too much value. Already upside down, but will take it as a loss now, instead of a bigger loss in the future.
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Love it

by from North Carolina on August 29, 2013

I leased a 2012 Cruze LT. I loved it. I commute 45 miles round trip each day. I averaged 32-35 mpg. The color choice and interior choice were the best selection amongst all of the Cruze's peers. I had...
I leased a 2012 Cruze LT. I loved it. I commute 45 miles round trip each day. I averaged 32-35 mpg. The color choice and interior choice were the best selection amongst all of the Cruze's peers. I had the unfortunate experience to test the airbags. My first collision ever, I went off the road in terrible weather. I impacted a concrete culvert at 40mph head on. All airbags went off. My little girl and I walked away without a scratch. I went back to the same dealership and replaced the LT with the ECO. Hands down, the ECO is twice as good. I average about 42 mpg. The interior black is sporty and the features are amazing...1 touch power windows, touchscreen center console, hands free Bluetooth, sporty chrome rims, etc, etc. It's an elegant/professional car with the budget in mind. My wife drives the Honda Civic drives the fully loaded Honda Civic. This car beats it in everyway...style, gas mileage and performance. I have a manual 6-speed by choice. I'll take a manual for performance and gas mileage over an automatic everytime.
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Nice little Commuter car

by from Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 2016

I bought my 2013 Chevy Cruze with 29,000 miles on it in early August, I have a 60 mile a day commute, and wanted something easier on gas, even though gas prices are hovering around $2 gal, eventually...
I bought my 2013 Chevy Cruze with 29,000 miles on it in early August, I have a 60 mile a day commute, and wanted something easier on gas, even though gas prices are hovering around $2 gal, eventually they will go back up.. and I wanted to get a car that got great gas mileage while gas prices are down, and the price of these cars are reasonable, This car is awesome.. the 1.4Liter with turbo is quite the snappy little car, I was concerned early on I was going to get a ticket.. Between my highway and city driving am averaging 33mph.. I will say, being 6'6" it is a little hard getting out of the car, and there's no way anyone will sit behind me, once in side the car has plenty of room, more leg room than my 2008 Dodge Nitro did. enough head room even with the sunroof, and plenty of truck space. The back seats fold down so you can put longer items in the trunk and haul them home.
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Best performance econ value

by from South Jersey on October 30, 2013

I have 8K on my Cruze. No problems. I drove the automatic and didn't like the engine noise and constant gear searching. I drive manual trans. so I opted for the 6 speed manual. So far I love this car....
I have 8K on my Cruze. No problems. I drove the automatic and didn't like the engine noise and constant gear searching. I drive manual trans. so I opted for the 6 speed manual. So far I love this car. I have the 1.4 turbo. With two people in the car the performance is great. With four people you can feel the difference. The cruze handles very well. It corners well and it is rock solid at 80 mph. I just took a 1300 mi. freeway trip. Going 70 to 75 mph, I averaged about 40 mpg. I wish the 6th gear was taller. The shift up light comes on at 40 mph, telling you to go into 6th gear. Usually sixth is for 50 and up. I believe the cruze eco has a better highway gear ratio. I would have gotten the ECO if I had realized that before. Overall great car. I would check out the new diesel Cruze!!
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Sexy Car

by from Mount Prospect Illinois on June 15, 2013

Bought my Cruz from Stasek Chevy. The Cruz is a sexy looking car, I am in love with this car and got a great deal. Need a Cruz, go to Stasek in Wheeling This is my second Chevy great service great val...
Bought my Cruz from Stasek Chevy. The Cruz is a sexy looking car, I am in love with this car and got a great deal. Need a Cruz, go to Stasek in Wheeling This is my second Chevy great service great value. Great gas mileage, and quick at the start.
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