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Chevrolet Cruze vs. Mazda 6

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Chevrolet Cruze

$498
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Mazda 6

$430
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 Mazda 6 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $430 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the 6 is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$498
inexpensive
expensive
$430
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.45
not often
very often
0.29
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent
9%
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
(1)
4
(23)
3
(15)
2
(8)
1
(0)
The Mazda Mazda6 ranks highest in suspension and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I love my used Mazda but it does some whacky problems. The alarm goes of a few times a day. Dealership says door actuators need to be replaced, however, they have no way of knowing which one is cau...”
“I love my used Mazda but it does some whacky problems. The alarm goes of a few times a day. Deale...”
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