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2011 Chevrolet Cruze safety ratings

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Crash Test Safety Ratings

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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze suffers from a throttle lag that gives many owners an unsafe feeling while driving.

According to reports, there is a significant lag between the time you press the accelerator and when the transmission actually engages. This has owners complaining about the responsiveness of their car in safety situations such as trying to cross a busy road. The 2011 model year is equipped with an electronic throttle control where there is no direct link between the accelerator pedal and the throttle body, leaving many to suggest that this is the source of the problem.

Interestingly, owners of the 2011 model year have gone on to test drive the 2012 Cruze and report it does not have the same transmission issue.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
2011 Cruze 4 DR FWD*****************************
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
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M Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Hip/Thigh Injury
G Lower Leg/Foot Injury
M Restraints
P Structure
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G Overall
G Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
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G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Manual cloth seats. Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
TEST NOTES: Rating applies to both the Chevrolet Cruze (tested) and the structurally similar Buick Verano. Get the full IIHS report »
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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