Gasoline – Fuel Efficiency

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Achieves Segment-Leading 42 MPG

November 18, 2010

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco achieves segment-leading fuel economy with an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 42 mpg (with manual transmission models) and city fuel economy of 28 mpg.

Cruze Eco's highway fuel economy beats non-hybrid segment competitors, including the Honda Civic and Ford Fiesta subcompact, and many hybrid models, such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.

"Chevrolet Cruze continues to redefine the compact segment, offering class-leading standard safety features, upscale amenities - as well as hybrid-like fuel economy without the price," said Chuck Russell, vehicle line director. "The Cruze Eco is in a league of its own and will challenge perceptions of the efficiency available in a more affordable non-hybrid."

Cruze Eco is powered by an Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission is available, with EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 26 city and 37 highway.

The following charts show how it compares with primary competitors and popular hybrids.

Cruze Eco vs. segment competitors

Model

EPA City Fuel Economy

EPA Highway Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Cruze Eco

28 mpg

42 mpg

Toyota Corolla

26 mpg

35 mpg

Honda Civic

26 mpg

34 mpg

Ford Focus

25 mpg

35 mpg

Hyundai Elantra

26 mpg

35 mpg

 

Cruze Eco vs. hybrids

Model

EPA City Fuel Economy

EPA Highway Fuel Economy

Price

Chevrolet Cruze Eco

28 mpg

42 mpg

$18,895

Ford Fusion Hybrid

41 mpg

36 mpg

$27,950

Nissan Altima Hybrid

35 mpg

33 mpg

$26,780

Toyota Camry Hybrid

33 mpg

34 mpg

$26,150

 

The Cruze Eco carries an MSRP of $18,895 (including destination charge). It goes on sale in January.

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