2019 Chevrolet Cruze  RealSafeCars67Safety Rating

#87 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#177 of all 2019 vehicles


The Cruze, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2011, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Cruze has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Chevrolet Cruze has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat unsafe 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 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has a score of 67, implying a 0.06% chance of driver death (5.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0596% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.8115%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0596% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.8115% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is 16% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8551Hyundai AccentKia RioVolkswagen JettaChevrolet SonicNissan SentraHonda CivicMazda 3Subaru ImprezaToyota CorollaKia ForteHyundai ElantraChevrolet CruzeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 85. The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze is safer than the 2019 Hyundai Accent, the 2019 Kia Rio, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic, and the 2019 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2019 Toyota Corolla, the 2019 Subaru Impreza, and the 2019 Mazda 3.

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