Fast Cars: 2016 Chevy Cruze Review: Can the new Cruze Compete with the Civic & Corolla?

Fast Cars: 2016 Chevy Cruze Review: Can the new Cruze Compete with the Civic & Corolla?

Awesome fast car review: 2016 Chevy Cruze Review: Can the new Cruze Compete with the Civic & Corolla?

( ) The 2016 Chevy Cruze is all new and getting ready to compete with segment leading cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla as Roman found out in this TFLcar 2016 Chevy Cruze Review.

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40 Replies to “Fast Cars: 2016 Chevy Cruze Review: Can the new Cruze Compete with the Civic & Corolla?”

  1. I have a Cruze and I absolutely love it. Maybe it’s cause it’s my first modern car but man! There’s so much to love. The ride is so smooth and quiet and relaxing! The acceleration is so good compared to my old car. I love the tech and for my car, the interior is amazing and looks better than the “upgrade” that I believe will one day look extremely aged.
    Overall, hands down love my Cruze. Will keep that car till I die if I can.

  2. I'm surprised that your channel has apparently not covered the 2017 or 2018 Cruze diesels yet. I have the 17 and, from what I've seen of the 14 model, mine is a massive improvement in every respect over that one, and perhaps better even than the gas models of the same years.

  3. Owned a Cruze for 2 years. 3 water pumps replaced. Coolant leaked and boiled over on a regular basis. It's a well known problem for them. Google it and see all the complaints. They drink coolant. Oil leaked. Trunk would not stay closed. Rattled and shaked on highway. Poor MPG. Weak engine. Countless recalls. Don't be lured in by Chevy's discounts….the devalue very fast.

  4. Dear car customers around the world:
    I bought a brand new Chevy Cruze, manual transmission, on December 10, 2016. One day after (December 11, 2016), while the car was parked at the curb, it rolled down the road hitting another car on its way down. I am sure that I had engaged the parking brake, indicated by the “!” symbol displayed in red on the instrument panel.
    I’ve been raising to General Motors Corporation (GMC) this question – why is it that the said Cruze, in neutral transmission, rolled down the slope even though the parking brake symbol, “!” (in red color), is displayed on the car’s instrument panel?

    The GMC explained that: “by design intent, the parking brake warning lamp on the instrument panel (!) will illuminate with the brake lever is raised to the first detent position (first audible click). However, this warning is not an indicator that the parking brake has been fully engaged. Specifically, the Chevrolet Cruze Owner’s Manual Instructs the owner to pull firmly (on the lever) without pressing the release button, in order to engaged the parking brake correctly. The primary purpose of illuminating the park brake warning lamp, even when the parking brake is not fully engaged, is to prevent the operator from driving the vehicle with parking brakes partially engaged.” (letter sent to me by GMC dated April 11, 2017).
    I disagree with the above explanation by GMC. I maintain that a technical deficiency persists between the engagement of parking brakes with respect to the warning light (!). The Cruze Owner’s Manual does not state anything related to partially-engaged and fully-engaged parking brakes with same warning light (!) displayed on the instrument panel.
    I am submitting GMC’s explanation, as quoted above, for your views and comments. Thank you and drive safely.

    Do you believe GMC's explanation?

  5. It looks good, but the only thing I'd worry about is the reliability. For about the same price after incentives, I would rather have a Chevy Volt. At least the gasoline engine on the Chevy Volt would be reasonably trouble free, since most of the miles would be on the electric motors, and electric motors have less to go wrong with them.

  6. Now, which is better, a loaded chevy Cruze or a middle of the run Buick Verano? Both are close in equipment and price if I'm not mistaken, although the buick as a 4 year base warranty instead of 3.

  7. I think it is a nice car. The reliability is the question, but I think it is a more attractive package than the Corolla or Sentra. The Mazda 3 is a great drive but interior feels like crap, but the Civic turbo is the car to beat. Whichever you get, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Compact cars have come a long from from punishing econo-boxes into genuinely nice cars.

  8. All GM product are great until the warranty runs out, here in Europe they are expensive to buy new, but they depreciate in value very quickly. Nobody in Europe buys a GM inspired car as an investment. Hondas and Toyota in Europe are equally as expensive new but hold their values much better and they are reliable, so I will stick with them. GM cars always look cheap inside way too much shiny fake chrome and too many useless gadgets.

  9. My Cruze sucks!! 38,000 miles oil leak, intermediate electrical issues, coolant smell in cab, the turbo is useless just there for looks. Don't walk RUN!!!!

  10. I don't think you mentioned the stop/start feature. What do you think of it on the Cruze? Is it annoying? How does it perform in stop and go traffic?

  11. I have a 2016 LT Cruze, with the 6 speed manual, and I absolutely love this car, Chevy gave all kinds of discounts and perks when I bought it, the fuel economy was even better then they suggest on the highway, I was almost getting 50 mpg consistently, so far no complaints about this car, love it, great review

  12. I own a 2014 Civic and have one of these as a rental for a couple of days while getting a minor bumper repair done on my Civic. The Cruze is crap compared to my Honda. It looks pretty until you get behind the wheel. Noisy engine, the A/C compressor shakes at idle and it just does not have the same build quality as my Civic. I would not buy a Cruze, ever, stick with Honda, Toyota or Hyundai, in my opinion.

  13. I've been kinda eyeing that new Cruze! Pretty impressive in some some ways! But my only draw back is that front wheel drive issue! I presently have a 2015 Sonic. It's nice but also front wheel drive with 15" tires……that combination is NOT good after a huge blizzard like we had here in NYC last winter. I got stuck about 5 to six times, it drove me crazy! So, I initially was eyeing the TRAX which is ALL wheel drive and larger tires, (well it IS am suv, lol). So, unless I can foot the bill if a premier version of the cruze, that's stoll fwd, but 18" tires, I'm kinda still leaning towards the Trax!

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