GM Improves Fuel Economy on 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
GM has released details on its popular 2012 Chevrolet Cruze sedan. The biggest and probably most welcome change is the compact sedan's fuel economy. 2012 Chevy Cruze models equipped with the 1.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine now get an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with automatic transmission, both figures two mpg better than the 2011 model. The 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine continues unchanged for the new model year, continuing to deliver 25 mpg city and 36 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission, and 22 mpg city and 35 mpg on the highway with an automatic. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model, maximized to deliver fuel economy also gets an economy bump with the automatic: 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, an increase from last year's 37 mpg highway. The Cruze Eco with a manual transmission still gets the same EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 42 mpg as last year. Other changes include more standard features (e.g., the Chevy Cruze LS gets standard floormats while the 2012 Cruze LTZ gets fog lamps as part of the package) and new exterior colors: Autumn Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Blue Granite Metallic and, with the optional RS appearance package, Victory Red. Source: General Motors/Chevrolet
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