However, the 2016 iteration of the survey is a celebratory moment for Chevrolet, too. In a landslide movement, CR has chosen to not recommend the Honda Civic, instead choosing the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Through the data, no compact car performed higher than the 2016 Cruze, earning the coveted “Recommended” accolade.
Owners tarnished the reliability of the 10th-generation Honda Civic, reporting numerous issues with its touchscreen controls and engine problems early on. Meanwhile, owners simply adored the 2016 Cruze.
“Getting this kind of recognition simply shows that others recognize the quality and workmanship that we’ve worked, on both sides of the plant, to place in this vehicle,” she said. “We always strive to build a number one quality car.”
More than 1.25 million Chevrolet Cruzes have been built at the Lordstown assembly since 2008, and it has become Chevrolet’s best-selling compact car across the globe.