With just one powerful, lavishly-equipped version of offer, the Cruze saloon is way too expensive for what it is. The saloon bodystyle and Chevrolet badge don’t help resale values, either. It’s not particularly good on fuel or CO2 emissions, which pushes up the running costs for both private buyers and company car users. However, the car does come with Chevrolet's Five-Year Promise, which includes five years' warranty, servicing, roadside assistance and MoT test cover.
Chevrolet Cruze quality & reliability
The dash materials are hard to the touch, but they look smart and they're interestingly textured. However, hunt around in the lower reaches of the car, and you'll find some areas where the quality controllers have slipped up. Chevrolet is a bit of an unknown quantity on the reliability front, but it shouldn't be any worse than General Motors' other brands.
Chevrolet Cruze safety & security
Hopefully, you won't be cruising for a bruising in the Cruze. Stability control is standard across the range to help you avoid getting into a pickle, and six airbags are on hand to keep you from harm if said pickle is unavoidable. An engine immobiliser is fitted to every model, along with deadlocks.