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I would say yes based on the fact its the same bolt pattern and the verano smallest equipped rims are 17in. That would lead me to believe the small donut wouldn't have clearance issues with the brakes on the cruze as well.
 

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I have one of these sitting in my garage and have never test fitted it. I won't have time until this weekend. I bought it thinking it would fit and don't know yet.
 

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Let me know Diesel. I'm still running original rubber. 106000 on them with many plugs. Still have plenty of rubber shooting for 150000 before I replace. Just feel better to have a doughnut spare, if the Verano works I'll get one
 

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the one I found is from 2012 Verano. Being in a trunk I wouldn't think dry rot would be a issue. But if the rim works Ill replace the tire.
 

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I just put a remiinder in my phone to check this weekend lol
 
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Thanks again Diesel, if it works that's all I need is a spare. Already been towed once for a flat. If it doesn't work I did find a CTD in a salvage yard , I could go with the OEMs.
Just prefer a doughnut if I have to remove it to get DEF
 

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If it works I might find one to use, especially if on a long trip and driving at night. Don't really need one in trunk for around town and all.
 

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Fully understand, my work commute is like 8 miles, as I recall yours is much more than that. I do drive a lot, might not mind it back there if it is real clean and make a box for it. I am going to New Jersey this summer and a spare would be very nice, had one flat in my ECO and by the time you get towed and repaired it isn't much fun and that was during the week and at the end of business hours. On a weekend or at night would be very disruptive.

Is the Verano spare a 16 inch doughnut? How would that work if especially on the front? Just curious.
 

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I was thinking the same thing on the size difference. 16 vs 17 but the Verano stock ie is 17 and a 18 depending on model but both have the 16 inch doughnut spare
 

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If it works one can be picked up at a salvage yard for $50-75 which would be fine, plus I have the kit that could work as well if needed. If purchased at salvage yard need the little handle thing to remove the nuts that hold on the wheel as well and a little jack of some sorts. Would have been easier to included in the car from factory, hope the 17s have a spare.
 

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My fear on the future CTD that's its lighter and my have the standard cruze hubs which would be 105 mm
 

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Is the Verano spare a 16 inch doughnut? How would that work if especially on the front? Just curious.
The same principal as all gas cruze models only having a 16in doughnut and the car coming with 16in,17in and 18in stock wheels. Its not the rim size that matters, its the overall tire diameter. Larger rims have lower profile rubber so the tire diameter is the same no matter which wheels you cruze came equipped with.

I'm not sure how well the spare holds true to that, but I suspect it has to be within some margin of error to avoid any transaxle damage. Safe bet though I've always been told to use a doughnut spare on the rear only with a FWD car.
 

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If it does fit properly we can always look up the Verano Owners manual online and read the section about the doughnut spare and see if it can be used for front and back or not?
 

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ANY doughnut spare, not matter the size or position used is to be used ONLY for emergencies to get you to a place to get a proper repair done. They are not recommended to be used for more than 50 miles and not to exceed speeds of 50 MPH!!! Yet I have seen many people on the freeway flying along at 70-80 MPH with a doughnut spare on the car... That is soooo unsafe and just begging for problems.

If you want a spare that you can drive on like normal you need to get a full size spare with a properly sized tire as well... If you do get a doughnut spare, I hope you never have to use it. But if you do, be sure to use it properly... Also don't forget that you will need a jack and lug wrench to change a tire. Finally if you do have a flat, pull to a safe area before attempting to change the tire. DO NOT change the tire on the side of the freeway with traffic whizzing by at 80 MPH!!! Get well off the road, preferably to a parking lot or something like that where traffic will not be a factor in your safety!
 
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