2011 Chevrolet Cruze  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#45 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#94 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze
The Cruze, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2011, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0525% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9899%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0525% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9899% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8526Ford FocusKia ForteHonda CivicKia OptimaToyota CorollaToyota Scion tCSuzuki KizashiChevrolet CruzeVolkswagen JettaMazda 3Mitsubishi LancerNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 26 to 85. The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is safer than the 2011 Ford Focus, the 2011 Kia Forte, the 2011 Honda Civic, the 2011 Kia Optima, the 2011 Toyota Corolla, the 2011 Toyota Scion tC, the 2011 Nissan Sentra, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2011 Mazda 3, and the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. It is about as safe as the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi.

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