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Holden Cruze 2010 Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price


Holden Cruze 2010 Review Australia


If we are going to start talking about the Holden Cruze, you must know that it has been having a head-to-head rivalry with several small cars that are serving the purposes of daily lives. Fast-forwarding to the 2010 version, we can say, it handles road bumps very nicely and is absolutely an enjoyable car to drive. 


The build quality of Holden Cruze 2010 seems fine and is known to be cheaper now in comparison to the available variety of locally built models. The highlight is the impressive fuel consumption rate of diesel engines. The styling is done carefully resulting in a visually appealing car.


You will be provided with several perks on buying this compact car BUT remember, it has equal downsides making the car slightly uncomfortable even if you are an expert driver. On average, the reliability seems off the pace but according to some, it has enough advanced specs and a wide range of safety features offered that takes it to the higher place.


Engine performance:

First, you need to know that in the Holden Cruze 2010 version, you will not be provided with a variety of engines but three. And these are:

A 1.8-liter 

A 2.0-liter

A 1.4-liter


Depending on the trim you choose, you can have two options of 1.8L and 2.0L in 2010 Holden Cruze CD and CDX variants whereas SRi can only be driven in a lesser capacity engine setup of 1.4L. The best option to buy is the Holden Cruze CDX 2010 with a 2.0-liter engine size. You will feel great confidence in its riding ability. With an incredibly dampened suspension, the body roll is pretty limited. Trust me, your drive in Holden Cruze 2010 will stay easy and stable, firm and satisfactory even on the harshest of the roads.


The first thing you will like about the car when you hit the road is its firm and responsive steering. The second most amazing spec is its cornering ability on every turn. Whether you are on city tracks or highways, this car will give sure-footed and agile feels making it comfortable to steer. Sitting behind the wheel you will get connected to the road and the ride will get engaging enough.


No doubt, the petrol engines of Holden Cruze 2010 are also feasible but lesser if compared to diesel. Why? Diesel also gave a good performance and overtaking urge. Because the petrol setup is known to be a bit more sluggish to drive. Well, the case is the same with diesel engines as you will experience a significant turbo lag. Besides, the major reason to recommend the diesel motor is that automatic transmission doesn’t go well with petrol engines.


If we compare the thrust of a turbocharger, the skills and responsiveness of a 1.8L petrol will never be matched to a 1.4L punch. Like we said a 2L turbo-charged diesel with a 4-cyl setup is the best recommendation, it puts out 110kW of power at 4,000rpm with a satisfactory torque of 320Nm at 2,000rpm. Combined with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearshift, turbocharged diesel seems quite better once you start rolling in it. You will reject it because of the old-fashioned turbo-lag. But you might prefer it due to its reasonable fuel mileage (6.8L/100 km). The thing that will bug you about the diesel engine is its noisy revving.


At the start, you will not feel like driving it but once you reach the stability of the speed, the engine will get into a tremendous form. Undoubtedly, it has its disadvantages but it feels solid and is capable of overtaking. Gear shifters are crisp and fresh. Brakes are quick and powerful. What else you ask for!? 


If you prefer money over performance, you can choose Holden Cruze 2010 SRi JH Series II that is equipped with 6-speed manual transmission but an engine of a smaller capacity of 1.4L that runs on petrol.



5-speed manual

6-speed automatic



Are you a fan of cars that are conservative in style but keeps the touch of elegance and class? The answer is the Holden Cruze 2010 because the company seems to make a perfectly balanced blend of nice exterior and interior. The interior reflects the good taste and the exterior reflects the good style.


The most appealing feature to most buyers is its ability to cope with loads of baggage although it feels small but gives reasonable cargo space. Luxury feels of leather mated with the subtleness of matt and hi-shine plastics guarantees a beautiful ambiance. The driving position is nice and cabin comfort is satisfactory. The leather-wrapped multi-function steering complimented by decent instrumentation is a plus. Well, that is not all Holden Cruze 2010 has to offer. The blue illumination for nighttime is a real treasure. 60/40 split-fold with a nice flat load space is something that assures comfort.


Inside, you will find chrome finessed details strengthening the delicacy of the car’s style. In CD, you will get a cloth trim with a better soft-felt finesse. You will be overwhelmed with all the buttons and dials surrounded by shiny plastic. Keeping a lovely flow, the exterior is designed to maintain the mature, sophisticated outlook which is garnished with chrome. 


Standard features that set the Holden Cruze CDX 2010 apart from the CD are:

Leather seats 

Heated seats for front row seats

Leather-wrapped multi-function steering

AUX and USB inlets

17-inch alloy wheels

Front fog lights


Standard safety features:

6 airbags

ESC (Electronic Stability Control)

ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)

TSC (Traction Stability Control)

Brake assistance

Rear parking sensors

Seatbelts (1st row has Load Limiters and pretensioners)

Electronic Throttle Control


Cons of buying Holden Cruze 2010:

Manual seat adjustment

No directional air vents for 2nd row

Large pillars hindering driving visibility

Rude noise in Holden Cruze 2010 at low speeds or when idle

Lack of performance 

Turbocharged diesel engine feels pathetically lethargic 

The automatic transmission doesn't shift swiftly

Heater and air-conditioner gets fail 

Faulty fuel-feed hose causing leakage


2010 Holden Cruze CDX JG Auto specs:

FWD 4-door sedan

1.8L 4-cyl petrol engine

Automatic transmission

Fuel consumption: 7.5 L/100km

Fuel Capacity is 60L which seems satisfactory

Engine Immobilizer

Leather-trimmed interior

12v outlets

6-speaker Stereo with MP3/CD/Cassette

Adjustable, power, Tilt & Reach steering 

Headlamps with Electric Level Adjustment

Air Conditioner

1st Row has heated seats

Power and heated Mirrors

Automatic, Intermittent Wipers 

Front Fog Lamps 

17-inch Alloy Wheels

Remote/Keyless Central Locking 

Digital clock 


Trip computer


Final verdict:

Overall, the Holden Cruze 2010 is loaded with stylish looks and appealing interior design. We can sum up this car as “better chassis, improved dynamics, refined turbo petrol, and superb safety”. The 2010 Holden Cruze CDX diesel and CD 1.8-litre petrol are strikingly harsher and a bit shorter in the refinement department.


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