Mazda 6 vs. Chevrolet Cruze

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Mazda 6

$481
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Chevrolet Cruze

$545
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Excellent
The Mazda 6 Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 6th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $481 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the 6.
4
Above Average
The Chevrolet Cruze Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 26th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $545 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.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$481
inexpensive
expensive
$545
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.4
not often
very often
0.41
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (1)
4 (25)
3 (17)
2 (8)
1 (1)
The Mazda 6 ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in comfort.
“this car is a piece of crap... bought it new in 03 and have already spent 4x as much in repairs than my 98 altima. im at 85000 miles and have already replaced the brakes, the alternator, and the...”
“this car is a piece of crap... bought it new in 03 and have already spent 4x as much in repairs...”
5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (1)
2 (1)
1
(0)
The Chevrolet Cruze ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in value.
“Cruze eco with 6 speed manual shift. Great mileage and fun to drive. Comfortable ride and great sound. Information available through the computer is good. Only complaint is that I prefer ...”
“Cruze eco with 6 speed manual shift. Great mileage and fun to drive. Comfortable ride and great...”