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This is a case where the manual transmission is the way to go. The combination of a relatively heavy car, a small displacement turbo engine, and an automatic transmission really works against the Cruze. It's amazing how much better the car performs with a stick shift. The automatic/1.4t combo really, really drags the Cruze down. The Eco 6M trim is clearly the best way to buy a Cruze. Ironically, GM usually does well with smooth automatics, but the Cruze is the exception.Report it
I would agree that this car is surprising. I test drove a Cruze LS and was underwhelmed with it, Tried the Eco and found it to be MUCH better.Report it
Yes I have a 6spd manual. Since my original post I am consistently getting above 36 mpg on it in the first 1500 miles. I am pretty easy on the pedal. I have really enjoyed this car so far.Report it
I'm only getting 31mpg in mixed driving. Do you have the manual transmission?Report it
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