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    MPG In the new Cruze

    Well my newly acquired 2012 Cruze has surpassed expectations so far and the MPG keeps getting better.

    1st tank DIC read 38.9 actual calculation was 37.5, next two fill ups DIC read 39.5 and 39.8 both actuals were 38.4. As it looks right now, I should be able to empty this tank with the DIC reading somewhere above 40 mpg.

    For my first tank I will admit that I horsed it quite a bit (had to find out what the little turbo can do) but still got 37.5 avg., I settled down on the throttle a bit and changed my route to work which bumped me almost 1 mpg. Now I have actually started to do some minor hypermiling and changed my route once again.

    Previously my route to work was primarily country roads (30 miles country/10 miles city) and the route home was 15 miles hwy and 25 country. My new route is about 35 miles country roads and 6 miles city and the route is reversed for the drive home. I am now driving about a 2 miles further each day, but there are fewer potential stops (stop lights and/or signs) which more than makes up for the extra mileage.

    I am fairly confident that I can get to 45 mpg avg over a full tank without going too extreme with the hypermiling.

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    Congratulations! It sounds like you have a 6M model, which LT or ECO?
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    Congrats on your new Cruze. Which trim and transmission? I'm guessing it's an ECO, but can't tell the transmission type.

    2012 ECO MT - Black Granite/Cloth; 814 mile range; Bluetooth Stereo AUX; OEM Fogs w/Chrome Covers; GM Spare tire; VG Shark Fin
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    Sorry bout that. It's an LT with the RS package and the 6 speed auto tranny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by actonusa View Post
    Sorry bout that. It's an LT with the RS package and the 6 speed auto tranny.
    ...I'm envious because most auto Cruzes, except for the A6 ECO, seldom get anything near their EPA ratings.
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    • 1968 Dodge Charger 383 3A
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    ...I'm envious because most auto Cruzes, except for the A6 ECO, seldom get anything near their EPA ratings.
    Womp Womp guess again! Most Auto Cruzes 2012 and on are exceeding their EPA ratings. Most non-stock 2011 Autos do as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by actonusa View Post
    Sorry bout that. It's an LT with the RS package and the 6 speed auto tranny.
    Given the numbers you posted, I would not have guessed a non-ECO trim. I'm glad I was wrong.

    2012 ECO MT - Black Granite/Cloth; 814 mile range; Bluetooth Stereo AUX; OEM Fogs w/Chrome Covers; GM Spare tire; VG Shark Fin
    2010 Mit Lancer GT MT (traded for ECO @31K miles)
    2002 Pont Montana AWD (traded for 2012 LS @182K miles)
    1990 Pont Transport (traded for Montana @240K miles)
    1986 Fiero GT MT (traded for Transport - needed more seats)
    1985 Fiero 2M4 MT (traded for Fiero GT @8K miles)

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    Those are excellent numbers for a non-Eco Cruze!
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