They Cruze in general gets 40. According to this article, Cruze gets only 36 max that costs mid $17,000 unless you spend about $2000 more to get 4 extra MPG which costs over $20,000
If you care so much about MPG, then go for Hyundai Elantra which starting price at $13,000 and give you 40MPG.It looks sporty and it's a genuine Korean made not a Korean imposter wanna be. Go for the Hyundai, Kia, I don't like a boring Corolla, but go for a Honda, Nissan, Subaru. If you must for American brand/Japanese made go to Mazda.
Obviously according to this link,GM did not lie and NO other manufacturer can equal it.May I suggest the way you lie about Japan Inc MPG you consider supporting them all the way by moving there.
I can beat GM mpg with any car if I have a manual transmission, turn the engine off and let it going down the mountain. Seriously, don't rate it when you go up the mountain, just rate it on the way down like GM rates it at the max. It's easy for GM to say about 42MPG because no one will get 42 MPG. My 2006 Civic rated 30/40, I never get 30 and I never get 40. Too bad Honda should say 42 because no one would notice it. I don't know why people look at MAX fuel rating that they never hit it.
40MPG in these articles and also on one of the auto magazines I read. Game changer my a##, my old Civic gets just 40MPG no engine tweak.
GM is still lying, what happened to 40mpg that GM claimed? GM reported that the Cruze, did not mention ECO Cruze, get 40MPG. When did ECO emerge? According to one article and one auto magazine I read last week, it gets only 40 and you have to $1800 extra for that. I don't make this number up.
It could be a painful exercise. At 42 mpg with a manual transmission, Cruze Eco is 2 mpg better than even GM had forecast. More significantly, it bests smaller cars like Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta. It's better than some hybrids, which can cost a lot more.
How did Chevy do it? It added more body panels to reduce wind drag, among other things.
Now other automakers are going to have to struggle for mpg boasting rights. A new Hyundai Elantra could deliver. So could the next Honda Civic. But if they can't best 42 mpg or come close, there could be hell to pay when sales are counted. Interestingly, even though gas prices have remained stable below $3 a gallon, surveys show buyers still care a lot about fuel conservation.
The title says a little more than what YOU thought you read..
Cruze COULD be a game changer!
The key word is "COULD". Doesn't mean it WILL. By the time Public gets remotely interested in that car, others will have jumped in ahead of the pack with their entries.. Look for diesels to steal the thunder of junk cars like Cruze and Volt.
the Cruise Eco is rated at 42 on the highway. That's conservative and for about $18K. So, everything you've said so far is total BULL.
The Elantra is a smaller vehicle than the Cruze.
Further, the Cruze is made right here in the good 'ole USA (Lordstown, OH).
How many Cruze Ecos did they sell?
Cruze will be a less significant player than the cars it replaced.. Cavalier, Cobalt, etc.
They spent more on developing and advertising The Cruze that they will make.
Another, boring, insignificant, unmemorable car from GM Design Team!