2014 Chevrolet Cruze consumer reviews

$17,520–$18,705 MSRP range
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82% 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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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?.


Chevy Cruze Sucks?

Maintenance on this vehicle has been a nightmare. Had to replace the engine on the vehicle and it had only 84,000 miles on it. Tune ups continue to be pricey. Can' t wait to purchase a better quality and reliable car. I am so sorry I fell for this "lemon."


Don't buy it

I bought this car brand new, all mechanical problems. It only has 78k parked in garage cause i got tired of taking it in to get it fixed. Many times almost got in a accident due to no power at all.


Thought it would last longer!

Vehicle had 97,000 and had been paid off for a year. I really thought it was going to last a bit longer considering all the work I had done to it. Recently took it to the shop and was told that it would cost 1400 to fix and another 1300 for the knock sensor issue. I took good care of it and was sad to have to get a new car. Will not be buying another Chevy again!!! Not a very reliable vehicle at all!!!!!!