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Chevrolet Cruze vs. Honda Accord

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Chevrolet Cruze

$498
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Honda Accord

$375
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Chevrolet Cruze Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 27th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $498 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Honda Accord Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $375 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low, and these issues are less frequent than average, so the Accord is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$498
inexpensive
expensive
$375
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.45
not often
very often
0.35
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(3)
4
(1)
3
(1)
2
(1)
1
(0)
The Chevrolet Cruze ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.
“I have a 2012 Cruze the clutch needs replacing again. My car has 45,000 miles this happened when first got the car but seems like everyday there is a problem with this car. The engine burns oil I d...”
“I have a 2012 Cruze the clutch needs replacing again. My car has 45,000 miles this happened when ...”
5
(29)
4
(96)
3
(62)
2
(29)
1
(8)
The Honda Accord ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in brakes.
“I am the first to admit I am a terrible car owner. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about maintenance and repairs. Thankfully, I have a vehicle that runs reasonably well despite me turning a bl...”
“I am the first to admit I am a terrible car owner. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about mai...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Chevrolet Cruze and the Honda Accord are cars in different size classes. The Cruze is a compact car, and the Accord is a midsize car. The Cruze is available as a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. The Accord comes only as a four-door sedan. Both of these cars have front-wheel drive.

As you would expect from cars of different sizes, there are differences in engine power. The Chevrolet Cruze has a standard engine with 153 horsepower, with a diesel option also available. The Honda Accord’s standard engine has 192 horsepower, and its optional engine has an output of 252 horsepower. The larger car has more power — no surprise there.

Interior and trunk space comparisons between the Cruze and the Accord also show the size difference between these cars. The Cruze has 94 cubic feet of interior space and trunk volume of 13.9 cubic feet. The larger Accord comes in with interior volume of 102.7 cubic feet and trunk volume of 16.7 cubic feet. This is also to be expected.

When considering whether to purchase either the Chevrolet Cruze or the Honda Accord, think about how much space you need, and what you would like to pay. The Cruze has a bit less space, but costs many thousands of dollars less than the Accord. Take a close look at both, drive each of them, and then decide.

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