2012 Chevy Cruze To See Fuel Economy Rating Of 38 MPG Highway4
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.
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Unless the automatic Eco will see an mpg boost. It would seem likely. With those updates, the mileage could easily get up to 40. Put one and one together and see what you get.
This is a bit off topic here fellows, but I think I need to say it anyway. I had my first taste of Cruze yesterday and I was disappointed. It was an LT2 RS model with leather and wood kit. It had all the right toys, bells and whistles and I was a grinning fool and about to walk away with good tidings until I took a look at the rear wheels. Behind the albeit nice looking rim was a disgusting, disrgaceful DRUM! I could not believe my eyes. I had to walk up and touch it to make sure my eyes weren’t telling a lie. HOW in the name of all things good and just can GM put drum brakes at the rear of car that has a turbocharged engine and leather seats?!? In fact, I firmly believe that NO car should have drum brakes. Period. It’s frighteningly clear to me that there are still bean-counters at GM who do not understand cars. Whoever approved that combination should be dragged out into the streets and shot.
Agreed. However, what’s interesting is that my 2LT has disk brakes all around. The trick is to opt for the 17-inch flangeless wheel combo, which — in my opinion — are the best-looking wheels on the car. The 17s give the Cruze disc brakes as well as a sport-tuned suspension:
For the 2012 model year, these 17s will be standard on the 2LT… and I hope the same will be true for the disc brakes. Although how can disc brakes cost to avoid putting them in the LS and 1LT?
Richard, my friend… calm down! The Honda Civic LX and the Toyota Corolla LE also have drums in the rear. Apples to apples… OK?