2011 Chevrolet Cruze Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,364 - $10,670
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
136-138
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,364 - $10,670
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
136-138
Seats
5

Ranks #15 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.3 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.6 Value 3.1

You'll Like The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze If...

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a well-executed blend of fuel-efficiency, design, refinement and performance wrapped in an affordable, compact sedan package.

Chevrolet Cruze Models & Trims

ECO w/1XF $6,685 - $8,256*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LS $6,364 - $7,925*
Horsepower: 136 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x TBD - in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/1FL $9,009 - $10,670*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x TBD - in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/1LT $9,009 - $10,670*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x TBD - in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/2LT $9,009 - $10,670*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16, 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LTZ $8,540 - $10,355*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.97

313 Reviews

34% 36% 23% 6% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My Chevy Cruze is extremely good on gas and is comfortable for long road trips.

My vehicle is very economical. Has great gas mileage, and is comfortable to drive & ride in. There is an issue that keeps recurring and requires immediate attention when happens - the housing for the thermostat is plastic and about every 6 to 12 months, it gets overheated and cracks. This causes the car to overheat and you have to immediately shut it down, have it towed home & repaired. The part is under a warranty if purchased at AutoZone, and if someone you know can fix it, no big deal. Also, there are blind spots to be aware of, and this car does not hold the road well in wind and snow. Tends to hydroplane in severe rain.

- Elizabeth R

With any card you have to care for it to keep it in good working order.

My Chevy Cruze is a dream, very reliable, maintenance is a breeze just take the car to the auto body shop every 3000 miles and get your oil change and do the basic check up tire rotation check fluids like antifreeze and water levels. In the 7 years I have had this car only had to change the breaks once. The Chevy Cruze is great on gas and very reliable. The Chevy Cruze has cruise control air bags surround sound audio system power seats air conditioning for those hot summer days and nights. You get 45 miles to the gallon, the Chevy Cruze goes from zero to sixty in a flash. The idea car for anybody.

- Aisha L

I love my Cruze! Watch out for overheating!

I really love my Chevrolet Cruze! I would have to say the one problem I have was recently the thermometer started sticking which caused it to overhear. Luckily I caught it before it did any real damage, but afterwards doing some research overheating seems to be a common problem with Cruze’s. Overall I really enjoy this vehicle. It has lots of trunk space and is the perfect size. I now have a baby and we seem to have enough room with just him. If and when I have another child I will definitely need to upgrade to a bigger vehicle, but for a small family this is great!

- Meghan P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,685 - $8,256
$6,364 - $7,925

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
136 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Not Available

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 in.
37.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Not Available

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/55R17
P215/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
105.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.7 - 36.4 ft.
35.7 ft.

Length

Length
181 in.
181 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
- TBD - .lbs
- TBD - .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
136 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
123 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
Not Available
100 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.6 gal.
15.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
34 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
40 mpg
36 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available
Standard

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings