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Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevrolet Cruze

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Tacoma

$454
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Chevrolet Cruze

$498
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Toyota Tacoma Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $454 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, the number of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Tacoma.
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.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$454
inexpensive
expensive
$498
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.26
not often
very often
0.45
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
13%
not urgent
urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 star
(12)
4 star
(42)
3 star
(10)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)
The Toyota Tacoma ranks highest in electrical and ranks lowest in brakes.
“I've owned Toyota pickups my whole life. Great trucks! That is until I bought a 2008 Tacoma. I usually drive em until they have 250-300 on em. Seemed pretty routine when I traded in my 99 for a n...”
“I've owned Toyota pickups my whole life. Great trucks! That is until I bought a 2008 Tacoma. I ...”
5 star
(3)
4 star
(1)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(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 ...”
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