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The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze finishes near the top of our compact car rankings. There's a lot to like about this Chevy, including its comfortable ride, impressive features list, and terrific gas mileage.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze's #3 ranking is based on its score within the 2019 Compact Cars category. Currently the Chevrolet Cruze has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
Yes, the 2019 Cruze is a good used compact car. It comes in sedan and hatchback body styles, both of which have good cargo capacities for the class. The Cruze gets excellent fuel economy, rides smoothly, and has a well-built interior with comfortable seats. It also has a long features list and earns one of the best predicted reliability ratings in the segment.
We’ve researched 37 Chevrolet Cruze reviews, as well as hard data points like reliability ratings and cost of ownership estimates, to help you make the best car-buying decision possible.
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Based on listings for the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, the average list price is $24,656. Prices range from $17,659 to $23,144 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.
The 2019 Cruze’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $25,150, or $5,030 per year. That’s about average for the class.
For 2019, Chevrolet extended the availability of the Cruze’s hatchback body style to all but the base trim, updated the exterior styling, and added a feature that lets you deactivate the engine’s stop-start system. The 2019 Cruze also lost several features found in older models, including a manual transmission, wireless device charging, and an 8-inch touch screen with navigation. Notably, 2019 marked the Cruze’s final model year of production.
Here are the key changes for the Chevrolet Cruze since it was redesigned for 2016:
If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2016 Cruze, 2017 Cruze, and 2018 Cruze reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has an excellent predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five.
Number of safety recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 2.
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is available in two body styles: sedan and hatchback. It also comes in five trims: L, LS, LT, Diesel, and Premier. With its impressive list of standard equipment, the base trim is an excellent value. Standard technology includes a 7-inch touch screen, enhanced smartphone integration, and a rearview camera. As you climb the trim ladder, you'll find features that often aren't available in lower trims, particularly regarding driver assistance technology. With that in mind, you may want to consider the Chevrolet Cruze LT.
When new, Chevrolet offered a lot of options for the 2019 Cruze. That means you may be able to find Chevrolet Cruze models with features in addition to those listed here.
Chevrolet offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 75,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Chevy extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to six years or 100,000 miles. These vehicles also get a one-year/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty after the three-year/36,000-mile new-car warranty expires. Chevrolet CPO vehicles must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available. To learn more, read Chevy’s warranty page.
Chevrolet has one of the better CPO programs among affordable carmakers, but Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Kia are better, according to our analysis.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Cruze an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, with five stars in the frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Cruze the highest rating of Good in both crash tests the organization performed. The IIHS uses a different scale for grading collision avoidance features. The Cruze received the lowest rating of Basic for its available front crash prevention system.
Standard advanced safety features:
Available advanced safety features:
The 2019 Honda Civic is a great compact car, and it only finishes behind the Cruze in our class rankings because of its below-average predicted reliability rating (the Cruze has an outstanding rating). Both of these cars come in sedan and hatchback body styles, but you can also get the Civic as a coupe. The Honda features a premium cabin and playful driving dynamics, especially with its available performance-oriented Si and Type R models. Aside from the Civic coupe, fuel economy and cargo space are comparable between these two vehicles, but the Civic has more agile handling, and the Civic sedan offers more rear-seat legroom.
The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a good compact car, but it can't match the standard set by the Cruze. Both of these cars are offered in sedan and hatchback body styles and have similar standard features lists, though the Corolla offers a few goodies you can’t get in the Cruze, like navigation. The Corolla sedan has more rear-seat legroom than either body style of the Cruze, but the Corolla hatchback offers less room in the back. The Chevy has more cargo space and a smoother ride than the Toyota, and the Cruze sedan has better fuel economy estimates than the Corolla sedan. While Apple CarPlay is standard in both cars, the Corolla does not offer Android Auto, and its infotainment system is slow to respond to inputs.
The Cruze has adequate power for most driving situations, though its acceleration is on the leisurely side. The ride feels smooth, and the suspension does a good job absorbing road impacts. This is hardly the sportiest car in the class, but the Cruze's poised handling and strong brakes make it enjoyable to drive on winding roads.
With its gas engine, the Cruze gets terrific gas mileage for a compact car. With the turbodiesel, fuel economy ratings are even better.
The 2019 Cruze seats five people in two rows. This Chevy's cabin looks good, and it incorporates lots of soft-touch materials. The front seats are comfortable, and both rows of seats have enough legroom for most adults. The front seats also have plenty of headroom, but the sloping roofline means there isn't quite as much headroom in the back.
Standard seating features:
Available seating features:
The 2019 Cruze has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the rear outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the second-lowest rating of Marginal for ease of use. The lower anchors are set deeply in the seats, and it requires too much force to attach the car-seat straps.
The Cruze comes with plenty of standard features, including the MyLink infotainment system. MyLink is easy to use thanks to its intuitive interface and responsive touch screen. The screen's graphics are sharp. There are physical controls for some functions, and they’re easy to reach.
Cargo space in the Cruze depends on trim and body style. L and LS sedans offer a 14.8-cubic-foot trunk, while the LT and Premier trims have a 13.9-cubic-foot trunk. Both numbers are above average among compact cars. The Cruze hatchback offers more space: 22.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 47.2 cubic feet with them folded.
Chevrolet built the 2019 Cruze sedan in Ohio and the Cruze hatchback in Mexico.
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