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Chevrolet Cruze Eco Averages 64 MPG Over 9,552 Miles

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Chevrolet Cruze Eco Averages 64 MPG Over 9,552 Miles
2011-08-26

DETROIT – Behind the wheel of an unmodified Chevrolet Cruze Eco an Australian couple set a fuel-efficiency record for the 48 contiguous states. During the 23-day, 9,552 mile trip sponsored by Shell Oil, John and Helen Taylor averaged a remarkable 64.42 miles per gallon.

That is 50 percent better than the EPA estimate of 42 miles per gallon highway for a Cruze Eco manual, already the most fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered car in the United States, excluding hybrids and diesels. To achieve its segment-leading fuel economy, Cruze’s engineers focused on aerodynamic performance, mass optimization and powertrain enhancements

For example, the Cruze Eco was the first in the compact-car segment to offer an active air shutter that closes at higher speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and opens at lower speeds to optimize engine-cooling airflow. Engineers also made more than 42 changes to reduce weight on the Cruze Eco, such as light-weight 17-inch wheels and tires save 21.2 pounds (9.6 kg) per vehicle.

The Cruze Eco features a standard Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine that delivers the fuel efficiency of a smaller engine, as well as the power of a larger engine when needed. The Ecotec 1.4L turbo delivers 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 rpm and 4,900 rpm. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque – a specific trait of turbocharged engines – helps the engine deliver a better driving experience and performance.

With the standard six-speed manual, the Cruze Eco delivers an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city, and 42 mpg highway. With the available six-speed automatic, the 2012 Cruze Eco delivers an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city, and 39 mpg highway.

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I wonder what their average mph was....

that's 415 miles a day....if they drove 8 hours a day.....that's 50 mph, so probably averaged about 40 mph.

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Awesome news! GM is doing some great things

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I wonder what their average mph was....

that's 415 miles a day....if they drove 8 hours a day.....that's 50 mph, so probably averaged about 40 mph.
Exactly. Don't know about you but these "hyper-milers" around here are getting on my nerves. It is bad enough when they are in the right lane and everyone has to jump over a lane to get around them but we seem to get the morons that think it is ok to do this sh1t in the fast lane!!

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We get it here in PA/MD too. Getting stuck behind some butthead in a Prius or a Smart Car going UP South Mountain is no fun! Decelerating the whole way up.

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Exactly. Don't know about you but these "hyper-milers" around here are getting on my nerves. It is bad enough when they are in the right lane and everyone has to jump over a lane to get around them but we seem to get the morons that think it is ok to do this sh1t in the fast lane!!
There are slow drivers in all types of cars/trucks. GM is really leading the pack when it comes to alternative fuel technology and helping keep overall MPG miles up

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There are slow drivers in all types of cars/trucks. GM is really leading the pack when it comes to alternative fuel technology and helping keep overall MPG miles up
Fully aware of that and wasn't being specific to any brand, just the type of idiot driver that feels impeding traffic flow is OK and feels no need to pull out to let the 22 cars that are being held up, go by....

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