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2015 Chevrolet Cruze Overview



TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 It might seem obvious that the primary reason for buying the Cruze Diesel would be fuel economy. But this comes with a caveat. The Cruze Diesel gets outstanding fuel economy in highway driving, with a 46 mpg score in the EPA's test. On a drive from Detroit to Chicago and back the trip computer reported 48.5 mpg on the way there, with an average speed of 70 mph, and 45.8 on the return, when I drove a little more quickly. The Jetta TDI's highway EPA rating is a little lower, 42. But its trip computer average after a short stint on the highway suggests real-world highway fuel economy at least as good as that of the Chevrolet. The gas-powered Cruze 1.4T with an automatic transmission can't match the diesels, with an EPA highway rating of 38 (39 in Eco form). With a manual it comes closer, 42. In town, the Cruze Diesel doesn't fare so well, with an EPA city rating of 27 compared to the Jetta TDI's 30 and the gas-powered Cruze 1.4T's 26. The trip computer reported suburban averages as high as 41.9 mpg, but this required a very little foot and good luck with traffic lights. Most often the suburban trip computer averages were a little over 30, or even a couple mpg below. Somewhat disappointing. It should be noted that diesel tends to cost considerably more than regular gas. full 2014 Chevrolet Cruze review
2016 Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Partly be reducing the Cruze's curb weight by about 250 pounds, from among the heaviest in the class to among the lightest, Chevrolet improved its EPA ratings from 26 mpg city, 38 mpg highway to 30/42 (30/40 in the tested top-of-the-line trim). The Honda Civic does a little better, 31/42, and the Mazda3 scores nearly as well, 30/41. But all three are close enough to consider them the segment's fuel economy leaders. The Ford Focus scores as high as 30/42, but only when equipped with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine and a manual transmission. For 2017 Chevrolet will offer a new 1.6-liter diesel that should deliver outstanding fuel economy. And if you want to avoid fossil fuels entirely, they already offer the related second-generation Volt, which can travel about 50 miles on electricity before a gasoline-powered backup engine kicks on. full 2016 Chevrolet Cruze review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Excellent, 32-33 MPG in mixed driving with a 6 speed manual. full 2013 Chevrolet Cruze review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
it definitely has a real fuel efficient engine for the type of fuel - I have on highway gotten over 40mpg easy! full 2012 Chevrolet Cruze review
 
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