2011 Chevrolet Cruze Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ: Flashback Drive

December 08, 2010


My mom is visiting from out of town, and I picked her up at the airport yesterday in the Cruze. On the way home, she asked, "What kind of car is this?" "A Chevrolet Cruze," I replied. "Oh," she said. "I haven't heard of it. It seems nice, though." I told her that, in fact, it is pretty nice.

cobalt.JPGIt was then that I remembered a pick-my-mom-up-at-the-airport routine about four and a half years ago in our long-term 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Yep, we had a long-term Cobalt before we started our current road-test blog format. It was an OK car, but was let down by a cheap interior and mediocre fit and finish. Had I actually owned it, I don't think I would have been particularly proud to show it off to my mom. But our Cruze is a noticeable step up. Granted, our car is loaded up with options, but so was the Cobalt. The Cruze is just more refined, better to look at and, well, respectable.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze in WA is:

$171 per month*
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