2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

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    2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    I put together this chart to compare the 2011 and 2012 Cruze fuel economy ratings. Thought I would share...


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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    How can the 2012 1.8 L manual get lower city mileage? This is a handy chart, thanks for posting it.

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    I don't think there's a chance in Hell the 1.4T will get the exact same mileage as a manual or as an auto. There's something very much flawed with the EPA test cycle, compared to most people's actual driving. As there is with our EU test cycles, I must add.

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in T.O. View Post
    How can the 2012 1.8 L manual get lower city mileage? This is a handy chart, thanks for posting it.
    Bees.

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Is there any point to the ECO automatic now? There is no difference in city and only 1 mpg difference on the highway.

    ZL-1, I agree about the flaw in the EPA tests with regard to the manual. I can get so much better than the EPA rating in my Astra in the city. I'm averaging over 29.3mpg for the 36,000 miles I have on the car. It's rated at 24 city, 32 highway and I probably do about 30-40% highway. Highway is pretty spot on though if I keep it under 70.

    The big problem with the EPA test now is that the manufacturers are designing for the test, rather than the average driver, and the EPA test is not how a typical driver drives. And don't get me started on CAFE...
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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by emg77 View Post
    ZL-1, I agree about the flaw in the EPA tests with regard to the manual. I can get so much better than the EPA rating in my Astra in the city. I'm averaging over 29.3mpg for the 36,000 miles I have on the car. It's rated at 24 city, 32 highway and I probably do about 30-40% highway. Highway is pretty spot on though if I keep it under 70.

    The big problem with the EPA test now is that the manufacturers are designing for the test, rather than the average driver, and the EPA test is not how a typical driver drives. And don't get me started on CAFE...
    Same thing over here: never seen a car review here in Portuguese magazines in which they get less than 35%-to-40% higher than the 'official' average fuel consumption...

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    ...might be useful to "add" the 6th-gear (G) and axle (A) ratios for each combination...or maybe just their G×A final product?
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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Time for eco to add eassist and move to 50 mpg
    Time for auto add DCT and move closer to manaul.


    Time to up game :-)

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by emg77 View Post
    Is there any point to the ECO automatic now? There is no difference in city and only 1 mpg difference on the highway.
    Better yet.....whats the point of the 1.8??

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by JuMPy View Post
    Better yet.....whats the point of the 1.8??
    Volume.

    It must be a significantly cheaper engine to manufacture and maintain as it will be in the Sonic as well.

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    EPA test cycles don't represent how most people drive. It also has several antecedent favors in it as well, having to be related to the initial testing years ago. It is a waste of time and money, while CAFE is outright detrimental.

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Seen my first 2012 Cruze Eco/auto yesterday.
    Was rated 26/39 and North America vehicle content is up to 60% now verses the 2011 models 45%. Big difference is that the engines are finally being supplied by a US plant and not Austria.

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    ...might be useful to "add" the 6th-gear (G) and axle (A) ratios for each combination...or maybe just their G×A final product?
    And add 0 60 or 0 -40 times seeing how the new trannies are rumored to be slower.
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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    What is point and purpose of the 1.8 now?

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    Re: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

    If I got a cruze I would put wider lower profile tires on it. I think that would eat into my MPG’s, don’t you think?

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