2014 Chevrolet Cruze consumer reviews

$17,520–$18,705 MSRP range
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81% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.2
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Glad they stopped making the Cruze!

Personally I hate this car and am stuck with it! It has cost me money pretty much since day one. Car didn't even come equipped with cruise control. The color has had issues with paint. I've already put over 600.00 in it this year. It was supposed to give me some peace of mind, after going thru hell with cancer, etc. I'd get rid of it tomorrow if I was financially able to. Now, it is causing my lumbar area to ache horribly! List goes on and on.


I love my Cruze😊

I’ve got 110,045 miles on a 2014 Cruze. Up until a month ago it has needed 4 tires, a battery, and a water pump. Recently the engine surged. Sometimes slightly. Sometimes too often. Dealer repaired this problem and a leaking oil pan for $1300. Runs like new!! Car looks and runs great. I do get free oil changes every 5000 miles.


Get vehicle certified before even considering

Let me say this…I am a huge fan of all vehicles. And I have owned some amazing GM cars. But my Cruze was horrendous. It broke down 15 times in a year with major problems. And Chevy corporate wouldn’t call me back. The Chevy dealer helped a lot. But no one can figure out how to fix it. 3 catalytic converters in 1 year. Unreal.


Where do I begin?

If you want to throw money away, get this car. I've had nothing but cooling system issues, and I did see that recalls had been initiated, but then a dealer said I have no recalls on my specific car. Either someone is lying to me or I am crazy. I had to replace the thermostat, then the pump, then the reservoir tank, basically yearly at this point. The check engine light comes on so often I can set my calendar to it. I will only tell my worst enemy to get a Cruze, since of course I do not like them


Horrible car! Watch out!

Literally the worst car ever made... I had a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ and it had a new issue every month, sometimes multiple. Had to replace the water pump for over $900, there were multiple coolant/air leaks, both calipers froze at once, windshield wiper arm broke, etc. On top of that my turbo went out at 50k and had to be replaced. Mechanics always told me that the car was made with cheap parts and will constantly break. I ended up having to junk the car as the oil pick up tube fell out while I was driving and it ended up needing a new engine at 130k.


Worth Every Penny we paid

I have a 2014 Cruze Eco with almost 130k miles on it. The only thing I have had to pay to fix was a purge valve solenoid for the emissions mess. The turbo went bad, but was replaced under warranty. Otherwise it has had 1 new set of tires, and regular oil changes, and that's it. Is it a perfect car, no, but for the money, it was an excellent buy, I liked it so much, I bought a 2017 Cruze, and passed the 14 on to my son. He is now getting ready to buy his first new vehicle, and he will be selling the Cruze. At 130 k, it has a small oil leak, that's it. Great car for the money in my opinion.


Overheating Problems

This is a beautifully designed and comfortably riding car. Unfortunately it has chronic problems of overheating, coolant leaking and parts failure to the engine cooling system causing repeated lost use of the vehicle and expensive repairs.


Junk Chevy cruz

Dont buy this car unless you want to be fixing it all the time worst car ever I had and I had 5 cars in my life time nothing but problems with it.


2014 Cruze, pick another car.

Many expensive repairs starting at 40,000 miles. Clutch, AC compressor, fan, thermostat, blown head gasket, cracked engine block. I still owe on this car and it doesn't run..... Pick something else



As with any car, routine maintenance is a must also with the Cruze. Extremely inexpensive routine (yearly) maintenance and easy for any knucklehead who is savvy to turning a wrench. Even I can do regular maintenance on my 2014 Cruze, a woman, effortlessly and quickly. I think the bad reviews are from ram rods who go 2 or 3 years between oil changes and wonder why the motor is sick... gosh! Oil filter is simple! cartridge, unscrew the filter housing, pick out the old drop in the new. As far as comfort, this Cruze is more comfortable than a sports car! It is an economy car folks... think fuel economy and 36 mpg. We have kids with three different front wheel drive vehicles. The Chevrolet Cruze is the ONLY of the three (one a ford one a toyota) that is able to come all the way up a steep incline driveway, a third of a mile, in six inches of snow. Tires are inexpensive as compared to a pickup or SUV and the Chevy Cruze has incredible power for a 1.8 L 4 cylinder vehicle... peppy, zippy, fun to drive. I don't understand all the cry babies who compare this car to a fifty thousand dollar luxury car. Do the simple general maintenance and you will see the odometer hit 300,000 miles! Yes, mechanics are outlandish on doing simple repair work. If you are a DIYer with auto mechanics... any job is achievable with the Cruze. One common failure is the coil pack, which explains loss of power... common sense here. Extremely easy to replace yourself and can be bought from walmart for $50 (mechanics will charge $150)... need I say more?.