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Holden Cruze Pricing and Specs

2018 price from
$13,500*

The Holden Cruze is available from $13,500 to $28,930 for the 2018 range of models in Sedan, Hatchback and Wagon body types.

There was once a time when, if you wanted an Australian-made small car, your options were a little limited. In fact, there was just the one: Holden's diminutive Cruze, built here from 2009 until its manufacturing plant was shuttered in 2016. Offered in a range of trim levels - varying from the $13,500 base-spec Cruze Equipe and capping at the $28,930 Cruze SRi Z-Series - a range of hatchback, sedan or sportwagon (station wagon) body styles, and with a choice or petrol engines paired with automatic or manual transmissions, Cruze competed with the best from Japan and Europe in the small-car segment. But what the future holds for the Cruze nameplate is in the hands of America's General Motors, with the Chevrolet Cruze an obvious replacement.

This vehicle is also known as Daewoo Lacetti Premiere.

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Year Price From Price To
2018 $13,500 $28,930
2017 $11,600 $24,970
2016 $7,000 $16,060
2015 $5,800 $17,380
2014 $5,000 $15,290
2013 $4,100 $13,970
2012 $3,900 $10,010
2011 $3,500 $8,470
2010 $3,100 $7,700
2009 $2,500 $5,830
2006 $2,600 $4,840
2005 $2,300 $4,400
2004 $2,000 $5,060
2003 $2,400 $4,400
2002 $2,200 $4,070

Holden Cruze FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Cruze here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why won't my 2009 Holden Cruze auto change gears?

    The six-speed automatic in your car has experienced a lot of serious problems, Linda. Various components have been blamed, but the symptoms include failure to select Reverse which sounds like the problem you’re having. Other symptoms include flaring between gears, loss of drive, inability to select forward gears and a warning light showing up on the dashboard.

    You might be lucky and simply need a top up of transmission fluid, but going by the history of this gearbox, you need to have the car electronically scanned to know what’s really going on.

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  • What are the known problems for a 2012 Holden Cruze?

    Thanks for getting in touch. As we've outlined in earlier questions about the Cruze, the automatic in cars built between 2011 and 2013 has been an issue, and so the subject of recalls, repairs and/or full transmission replacement. If it starts to shudder, take its time shifting up under acceleration or not go into gear at all, then there's a problem.

    If a Holden dealer carried out the repairs, then they should honour the warranty under Australian Consumer Law for a minimum of five years or 150,000km unless the car is then neglected and/or abused, given that the transmission and coolant system (known problem areas in Cruzes) are major components and thus come with a reasonable expectation of reliability and durability since they're new.

    Unfortunately the Cruze has a reputation for unreliability beyond these issues as well, including ECU (engine control unit) and PCM (power control module) failures (often due to water ingress), positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve failure that makes the car perform sluggishly, and rough engine running due to faulty ignition coils.

    As most of these problems have already been dealt with in the car you're considering, we reckon you might at least have a few years of reliability given the warranty work performed under Holden.

    We hope this helps. Good luck.

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  • Is a 2012 Holden Cruze likely to have a faulty gearbox?

    The six-speed automatic transmission in the Cruze built between 2011 and 2013 was, indeed, a bit suspect in some cases. Unfortunately, that puts the vehicle in question right in the middle of things. Holden instigated a fix which was applied when a car with gearbox dramas was brought in for repairs. Sometimes individual parts of the transmission could be replaced, at other times the transmission was replaced as a whole unit.

    Any Cruze with a gearbox that flares during shifts, shudders, refuses to select a particular gear (including reverse) or loss of drive was covered by this special service directive. When fixed, Holden was extending the warranty of the transmission to five years or 150,000km. That won’t help you now, but it would pay to check whether the car you’re looking at has, in fact, had this work carried out. A car with these repairs carried out would be a better choice than one that hasn’t.

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