2011 Chevrolet Cruze Consumer Review: Cruze is nice, but not great

2011 Chevrolet Cruze - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Cruze is nice, but not great
By chevy68 on


2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Huge step up from the Cobalt in styling, ride and handling, interior, and features.
However, I am only achieving 28 to 29 mpg on 98% highway driving with the 1.8L engine with 6-speed automatic transmission.
The EPA highway rating is 35 mpg.
I always achieve highway EPA mpg ratings on my cars with my driving style.
I took the Cruze back to the dealership to check out and I got 32.9 mpg on the loaner Malibu!
They found no issues but I am very disappointed in the poor fuel economy.

Best Features

Styling, interior, great features (radio, bluetooth, onstar mylink)

Worst Features

Real world highway fuel economy is lousy. I got better mpg with a loaner Malibu!
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By litewerk
on 01/01/12 03:49 AM (PST)

My only question is are you relying on the car's onboard computer for the gas mileage or are you calculating it after every fill-up? There is often a bit of a difference. Some people are under the impression that mileage goes up after the initial 5,000 mile break-in. How are things now after having owned the car for some time?

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