For those of you considering a Chevrolet Cruze, this just might finalize your decision. The big news here is that all non-ECO Chevy Cruzen equipped with the turbocharged 1.4-liter ECOTEC four-pot and six-speed automatic transmission will observe an increase in highway fuel economy from 36 to 38 miles per gallon for the 2012 model year. That’s a gain of 2 MPG for those who can’t do math.
The improvement has everything to do with changes in the gear rations to ring out a few more highway fuel miles. That MPG mark also beats out what we currently see from the Cruze ECO equipped with the automatic transmission, though the manual version still remains the king of gas-only cars with its rating of 42 MPG on the highway. This could, in effect, mean that the automatic Cruze ECO is seeing numbered days, as its current highway rating of 37 MPG would be obsolete.
Sadly, cruise control still remains an option on the 2012 Cruze.
Source: Cheers and Gears