The 1st generation of the Cruze has a cumulative PainRank™ of 42.28. That can be compared against other Chevrolet generations. Shopping for a Chevrolet? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.
Owners of the 2011–2015 Cruze model years have sent in 810 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (18%) followed by the engine (17%) and the hvac (12%).