Water pump replaced two times in less than a year- (Recall), transmission problems around 24K miles going to the dealer for the second time. Electrical problems- you lose power in your entire internal instruments while driving ? Recall.
Nice looking car, very comfortable when driving, but is not a reliable at all.
I purchased this LTZ Cruze new with just a handful of miles. I've owned it for 9 months now and currently have 36k miles on the car. First off seating comfort. If it's just for two people it's great. For a family it's not. The back seats are VERY cramped for anyone. However most of the time it's just me and my wife so it suits us just fine. Front seats are fine. I'm 6'6" and fit comfortably. Road trips I have driven it from Nashville, TN to New Orleans, LA and averaged about 38mpg. I seem to only get between 36 - 38mpg when I am on back roads doing 60mph or less. Interstate travel at 70 - 75mph however I tend to get about 30 - 32mpg. I prefer the back roads which suits me fine. And this car loves curvy roads. Handling is quite nice. Very little body roll. And the steering is very tight/sharp. I have also done many trips into the mountains with this car. From Cleveland, TN up to Bryson City, NC to Cherokee/Maggie Valley NC. As well as on up into the mountains around Harlam, KY and Pennington Gap, VA. Again this car loves curves and so far handles mountain climbs without any struggle. My only complaint is the breaks. They do stop, don't get me wrong. However they feel like they could use an upgrade. Sometimes breaking, especially on mountain roads, I can feel vibrations in the brakes. I've been in much heavier cars and other sports cars (mustangs, Trans Ams) and those all had higher stopping power than the Cruze. Since this is probably going to be a car that I'll be keeping for a long time, I may invest in a brake upgrade once the factory ones have served their purpose. My other complaint is typical of most American made cars. Value. The LTZ purchased new, with all the bells and whistles, heated leather seats etc etc costed right at $38k. Resell now, especially with 36k miles on the car would be lucky to get 18k to 20k for it. You get upside down the very minute you drive this one off the lot. Which as stated above, a car that I'll be keeping for quite some time. So know this before investing in a Cruze. You'll need to love it....because you'll be stuck with it. And lastly, another complaint however it seems they fixed it with the 2016 and 2017 models compared to my 2015 one. Performance. I only really notice the performance drag when I am in the mountains. If I am running the A/C while going up mountain/twisty roads, the automatic transmission shifts horribly. Sometimes it feels like it's downshifting into 5th or even 6th gear while I'm still climbing and doing 45. Just for a few minutes to pass and then it'll decide to shift into a lower gear. Easy enough to work around it, switch it to manual mode and do the shifting yourself which is what I do. Minor issue but still worth noting. But all in all, I am happy with the car. It serves it's purpose.
A whirlwind 15 months of owning my 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. Just hit 20,000 miles and not one problem. My son and I have made at least 6 trips to Sul Ross State Univ which is nearly 400 miles one way, and one simply Must trust their vehicle while traveling west Texas. In June, we commenced a long road trip (6,000) miles, which had us in New Mexico (from San Antonio), Utah, Arizona, Nev, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, Kansas, back to Arizona and home. Traveling scenic highways and byways and generally being in places where Trust is a key element of being out there. I'm a large man, 6' 250 lbs. I feel as comfortable in this auto as any I've ever known, which includes a buick park avenue. Gas mileage is great, service at dealership is great (Ancira Chevrolet), the car handles wonderfully, and do Know-This Chevy Cruze WANTS to go Fassssst. You take your eye off the speedometer and you'll be going faster than the speed limit. It wants to go. Oh, we super loaded this vehicle to get my son to college Aug 16. There wasn't an inch left in space. The trunk is quite spacious. Back seats? I'd hate to sit back there. To date, I've never had anyone in the back seat but I didn't buy it to haul kids around in. There is only 2 problems I find with this auto, one I read about before buying it. When you accelerate, there's a hiccup in the gettyup. No problem for me. A problem for me is that there seems to be an larger Blind Spot than usual looking over my right shoulder. Same on left side, so one simply must be extremely careful and tooo trusty of just the mirrors. As an addendum, from day one, I've never missed a chance to ask a Cruze owner how they like their car. Specifically, the 2015. To my surprise, I've recently ran into 2 people that had nothing but problems from the get go, but most of my inquiries are as positive as mine. Change your oil every 5-6,000 miles, you'll do well with this one.
I traded my chevy spark for the cruze and was pleasantly surprised. it is the most solid, smooth, and quiet cars I have ever driven. The outside looks like a leveled down bmw but with more character, the inside feels way more upscale than any chevy I ever owned. I feel more confident as a driver because of the driving dynamics, handling, excellent acceleration and breaking. I'm so glad I discovered the cruze.
In July of 2015 I found I found myself on the hunt for a new car. I needed something cheaper as a new car was not in the budget. I purchased a 2015 Cruze LS from Sunrise Chevrolet in Memphis, TN. This is a smaller car then what I have been used to but I have gotten used to it. I am so shocked that a base model has so much technology. I love the hands free Bluetooth, the XM Radio, OnStar... all of it! During the free OnStar / XM trial I realized that I had not programmed radio channels as I never used the radio. XM is GREAT! The Navigation thru OnStar is simply amazing! I read a review that one person said they were not even getting 30mpg on the highway... I am. In fact, With my cruise set to 70 on the highway I average about 38mpg. That in itself is awesome!
I have been so pleased with this car. 8 months into ownership, I am so happy I made this decision. I bought mine new and the GM warranty and 2 yr service at no cost was a pleaseant surprise. GM, you did well! Now, I want the new body style!