Chevrolet Cruze (09-11) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 01 Feb 2010
3.5
The Cruze represents a major leap forward compared with Chevrolet's Lacetti saloon. Bold styling, a good spread of petrol and diesel engines as well as neat handling are all things the Lacetti saloon lacks - but that's not the case with the Cruze.

Chevrolet Cruze (09-11)
Bold styling stands out from most 'value' brands, stylish interior, sharp responses
Noisy diesels, over light steering

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£13,795 - £18,610

Used price range:

£3,142 - £9,770

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Cruze represents a major leap forward compared with Chevrolet's Lacetti saloon. Bold styling, a good spread of petrol and diesel engines as well as neat handling are all things the Lacetti saloon lacks - but that's not the case with the Cruze. The diesel might be a little noisy, but at least there is one available (this was never offered on the Lacetti in the UK) with a choice of two power outputs. The interior has been attractively styled, too and although the Cruze competes on price with the Kia Ceed, Hyundai i30 and Skoda Octavia, it is significantly larger, making customers feel like they're getting more for their money.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The space inside is very luxurious, lots of leg room for both front and rear passengers, the performance whilst driving is probably the most practical though, as the return I am getting is 45mpg if I...  

5 out of 5

James Ballantyne ,   23 Mar 2013    ... read more

 All the equipment, auto lights and wipers, very good sounding radio, cruise control  

4 out of 5

Alan Pasterfield ,   24 Jul 2011    ... read more

 Comfortable, practical - don't believe all you read about the car try one and make up your own mind - it's amazing how much reviewers get wrong  

4 out of 5

Anthony Brooks ,   30 Mar 2010    ... read more

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