2011 Chevrolet Cruze Review: GM’s Landmark model

GM knew that the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze had to be very different when it came to the design approach, as the model competes in a tough market dominated by Japanese vehicles – well maybe not now with all these latest recalls. The Cruze has always been a car that received a lot of hype, but in Zach Bowman’s review from Autoblog, he believes that this is more of a landmark model for General Motors.

You will be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at the current model if you stand and stare from the front, but the lights have more of an aggressive look, with wheel arches to match. In some respects you will be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at the larger Malibu.

Bowman believes that the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze ticks all the right boxes to be an all-round great vehicle, something that is a first for GM. The review also looks at the price of the new Cruze; this will start at $16,995 that’s for the 1.8-liter model with a six-speed transmission.

A lot is riding on the success of the Cruze, and as the model has not been updated in two years, U.S. drivers will be happy to see it. Let us hope that it does well, as I have driven the current model and did feel that a few changes were needed – and it looks as though GM has delivered.

Visit Autoblog for a full review and some great photos of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.


  • Phil Hamblett

    I have a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and I am having clunky noises and jolts from the transmission in and around town as if it does not know which gear to select….6 speed auto. Is anyone else out there having this problem?


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