Despite the headlines reading “Cheap Gas” for the foreseeable future, General Motors will not be deterred in developing fuel efficient vehicles. The latest being the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.
The upcoming compact sedan has officially been rated by the U.S. government, where it scored a 35 mpg combined rating.
The fuel economy results are broken down below:
- 2016 Cruze equipped with 1.4-liter turbo and six-speed automatic, 30/42/35 mpg
- 2016 Cruze equipped with 1.4-liter turbo and six-speed manual, 29/41/33 mpg
- 2016 Cruze Premiere with 1.4-liter turbo and six-speed automatic, 30/40/34 mpg
- Cruze Limited with 1.4-liter turbo, 26/38/30 mpg (for both transmissions)
- Cruze Limited with 1.8-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder, 22/35/27 mpg with the automatic and 25/36/29 mpg with the manual.
Do the results seem up to par with the competition? Or is the 2016 Cruze still not frugal enough? We think the numbers should make for a very competitive compact vehicle. And it makes us hopeful Chevrolet will really bring the frugal goods with a diesel variant in the future.