2011 Chevrolet Cruze Long Term Road Test


2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Why Choose the Cruze?

June 08, 2011

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There is plenty of competition in the compact sedan segment. There are the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra to name a few. Many players have upped their games in this class. When all of these cars are available, what would make the Cruze stand out to a buyer.

I don't have the answer.

In my early twenties I owned a Chevy Cavalier. The Cruze reminds me of that car. It's a better car than the Cavalier was, (my Cavalier used to shake when it got to 65 mph) but it's not so much better that I would consider it vastly improved. Our Cruze LTZ is a $26,000 car. You could get a Malibu, Camry or Accord for that money.

You can get a base model Chevy Cruze for $16+K. But the new Volkswagen Jetta starts at even less.

Take a look at the Edmunds sedan buying guide. What would you choose?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$137 per month*
* Explanation
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