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  1. Chevrolet Cruze News and Reviews
    2017’s Top 10 Best Cars in Every Category: Consumer Reports <center><span lang="EN-US"></span></center> <span lang="EN-US">Consumer Reports has revealed its list of the top 10 best cars of 2017. To be a Top Pick, a model has to have an exemplary Overall Score in its category. That score...
  2. General Discussion
    Found this good news story today: Lordstown’s Cruze ranked most reliable compact by Consumer Reports http://www.tribtoday.com/news/local-news/2016/10/lordstowns-cruze-ranked-most-reliable-compact-by-consumer-reports That's quite the achievement!
  3. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Just received and read my 2015 Annual CR Auto Issue. I know that the forum is loaded with CR fans so here goes. The CTD was 1 of only 2 cars in the subcompact and compact categories that received the highest owner satisfaction rating (42 models total). The other was the Prius Four (55 mph...
  4. General Discussion
    Just thought to let you all know that Consumer Reports released its November issue, and the 1.4L turbo Cruze receives a -143% negative score on reliability, ranked second all the way at the bottom of the chart after Fiat 500L. That -145% negative score is much worse than the Chevy Citation from...
  5. General Discussion
    I was surprised to see how harsh Consumer Reports was on the Cruze. Actually, I should say, "I was surprised how inaccurate they were." Any thoughts on the quality of Consumer Reports or why there is a bias? thanks, Joe
  6. General Discussion
    Just received the September Consumer Reports. Both the Buick Verano and Regal received upgraded "Recommended" ratings. The Verano had an overall score of 73 out of 100 and bested more expensive cars such as Mercedes CLA and Acura ILX. It also rated, improved, better than average reliability. The...
  7. General Discussion
    After three years of production, it looks like this entire first-generation era of the Chevrolet Cruze (2011-2015) won't be receiving any awards for reliability at all. There are way more number of black dots in Cruze's reliability chart published by Consumer Reports than I thought, especially...
  8. General Discussion
    I know there are not many Consumer Reports fans on the forum. Regardless, I am going to post the latest reliability data that CR complied this year form the 1.1 million car owners who participated in the reliability survey. The 1.8 is a problematic car. Overall reliability was much worse than...
  9. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I saw that the 1.8L Cruze was listed as Chevrolet's most unreliable car for 2013. It will lose it's recommendation, but does anyone subscribe to the online version that has seen the results for the 1.4 L? I'm assuming that the coolant leaks will hurt it since they are weighted a little more in...
  10. Fuel Economy
    My old lady just got 21.9 mpg. I told her it would get better as the engine broke in and the weather warmed up. Anywho here's an article about small turbo engines not getting the EPA mpg Turbocharged Vehicles Fall Short of Promised Mileage: Study
  11. General Discussion
    Title says it all. For what it's worth, they are reporting reliability of 'average' for 2012 models. :eusa_clap: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/chevrolet/cruze/eco-4-cyl.htm (subscription required) Squeaks/Rattles, Body Hardware, and Audio System were the only areas that have a 'very...
  12. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    The November issue of Consumer Reports has an article on testing passenger car tires. For this test, they used the Chevy Cruze as the test platform for all of the tires tested. I know that some here think poorly of the publication. But I think that since the Cruze was the test platform, the...
  13. General Discussion
    I am seriously considering a Cruze but I'm very concerned about the reliability ratings I see in Consumer Reports. Can you help me understand whats going on? Thanks!
  14. General Discussion
    Ok, we've talked about it a bunch at http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/9-chevrolet-cruze-general-discussion-forum/4223-cruze-turning-into-another-gm-bomb-10.html#post56194 and...
  15. Fuel Economy
    Consumer group cries foul on Hyundai's 40-mpg claim As reference, do see http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/27-fuel-economy/2521-car-driver-truth-about-epa-city-highway-mpg-estimates.html about the EPA tests and the last page of http://www.consumersunion.org/Oct_CR_Fuel_Economy.pdf about CR's tests...
  16. General Discussion
    In the May 2011 edition of CR, they tested a Cruze LS and 1LT. Basically they liked it, but did notice "bumpy shifts at low speed despite the software update" and "lackluster 26 mpg" and finally the "hard to reach manual recliner". Overall, they did like it. Of course, I see no mention of how...
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