Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

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    Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Very positive review of the Cruze Eco:

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    If the Cruze Eco can get 58 mpg, it would be a superior choice. I doubt many people would get 50, much less the rated 42,

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    A very good review of this car indeed and 58MPG is extremely good fuel economy, it tops easily what many tiny 3 cylinder cars were getting some 20 years ago.

    My only complaint is that the fuel economy could have been better if the engine had direct injection.

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    If the Cruze Eco can get 58 mpg, it would be a superior choice. I doubt many people would get 50, much less the rated 42,
    42 should be easy to get as its based on higher speed driving and AC and etc......

    Id expect most people to get around 43MPG, I would also expect some people who just drive mad to get in the 30s and complain that it doesn't get 42MPG when they are driving at 100MPH.

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    That is B.A!

    I remember getting my 35mpg rated Ion to 42mpg on an all highway trip from Co Springs to OKC. And I wasn't doing 55, I was doing 75+. Getting the Cruze ECO to 48+mpg sounds reasonable for me with the cruise on at 75mph. But, 58 WOW. Impressive.
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    I can get about 33MPG on long road trips while my car is only rated at 28.
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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Chevrolet has a history of under promising and over delivering in mileage..

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Good review, but they just had to throw the traditional digs at GM's older cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    Good review, but they just had to throw the traditional digs at GM's older cars.
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    Nice review. Good to see what it is capable of under ideal conditions and careful driving if you care to do so. Very impressive what they were able to accomplish with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    If the Cruze Eco can get 58 mpg, it would be a superior choice. I doubt many people would get 50, much less the rated 42,
    This is where "hypermiling" originated. It stated with an individual squeezing out unbelievable MPG from a Corolla... then a Focus... etc... until it is finally tried on a Cruze. You find the sweet-spot, then exploit it. The catch is, that rarely matches the needs of real-world driving.
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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by john1701a View Post
    This is where "hypermiling" originated. It stated with an individual squeezing out unbelievable MPG from a Corolla... then a Focus... etc... until it is finally tried on a Cruze. You find the sweet-spot, then exploit it. The catch is, that rarely matches the needs of real-world driving.
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    I was able to average 31 combined city/highway in my Cobalt SS/SC by shortshifting around 2,500 rpms. Of course the torque advantage of the supercharger helped, and the pillar boost guage helped you see when you were keeping it out of the boost to improve FE.

    The Cobalt had combined rating of 23 mpg with premium gasoline.

    The Cruze Eco is rated at 33 mpg combined. Now taking into account that the Cruze weighs more then the Cobalt, and has less power (engine has to work more) I see no reason why a concientious driver cannot average say 38 to 40 mpg.

    Given the size of the Cruze, that is quite an accomplishment.

    Oh, the wifey has been driving the new car since we got it, so I will post FE for our car once it's broken in and I get a chance to drive it.

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Chevrolet has a history of under promising and over delivering in mileage..
    Not so true with the Equinox unfortunately. You can easily beat the 22mpg city. 32 mpg highway? No so much.

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by tnmats View Post
    Not so true with the Equinox unfortunately. You can easily beat the 22mpg city. 32 mpg highway? No so much.
    Chevrolet has to (by law) put what the EPA rates on the window sticker. Now did they engineer the car to do well on the EPA test loop? Of course. Should a KNOWLEDABLE consumer expect 32 mpg under all conditions on a 4 cylinder powered near 4,000 SUV? No!

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    Re: Chevy Cruze Eco: 58 MPG, No Hybrid Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by tnmats View Post
    Not so true with the Equinox unfortunately. You can easily beat the 22mpg city. 32 mpg highway? No so much.
    how many miles on yours?

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