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  • 11-13-2012, 08:27 PM
    The review is for the 2013 guys, not the 2012. Click on the link to Autoguide.com and you'll see that the review is the 2013 Cruze Eco. Somehow the review just lost alot of credibility.
  • 10-17-2012, 09:21 AM
    Additionally, this reviewer is clearly a moron. The shifts are not sloppy and long at all. It just has a very European (almost VW like) feel. That's because the transmission is from Austria.
  • 10-17-2012, 09:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by giantsnation View Post
    The review is incorrect about the tank size - its a 12.6 gallon. Just my .02c!
    The reviewer has the correct tank size, but since AutoGuide is in Toronto, the sizes are in Imperial gallons. And once more for the record, the ECO MT has the same tank as all other Cruzen. It has a vent stopper that causes the main tank vent to close off 3 gallons early. You can fill the full 15.6 gallon tank, it just takes patience at the gas pump.
  • 10-17-2012, 09:15 AM
    The review is incorrect about the tank size - its a 12.6 gallon. Just my .02c!
  • 10-06-2012, 03:40 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
    I think it's time for me to write up a proper review of the Cruze for prospective buyers.
    Since the reviewer seems to think gearing is the highway acceleration issue then yes, it's time for someone who knows what they are talking about to do a review.
  • 10-05-2012, 04:12 PM
    not as fan of that review love my cruze best car i have ever owned, also have a mazda 3 and love the cruze way more.
  • 10-04-2012, 01:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Vetterin View Post
    OP .......re-check the year....
    The reviewer tested a 2012 Cruze ECO. He mentions the 2013 but the bulk of the review was for the 2012.
  • 10-04-2012, 12:31 PM
    I think it's time for me to write up a proper review of the Cruze for prospective buyers.
  • 10-04-2012, 12:28 PM
    OP .......re-check the year....
  • 10-04-2012, 10:14 AM

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Review

    More than just a trim package, Chevrolet got clever with the Cruze Eco to offer its customers a more sophisticated, fuel-efficient machine. An area where some of its other attempts have failed miserably (think Malibu Eco), the fuel-frugal Cruze shines more brightly.


    The Cruze Eco gets a few fuel-minded nip/tucks that also help it hop up the handsome.

    First, Chevrolet cut almost 100 lbs. from the base Cruze’s curb weight by tossing out the spare tire in favor of a patch kit, shrinking the gas tank to 10.5 gallons, and simplifying the rear suspension.

    Next, Chevy lowered the car and made the forged alloy wheels standard equipment.

    But that’s not all. Chevrolet also added an “active front fascia” with slats that close
    during highway speeds to reduce drag and improve mileage.

    Aside from functional features, the Cruze generally looks good, with a high beltline to make the car more masculine. That, combined with a chiseled front end and the Eco package’s rear spoiler leave the car looking presentable despite being a less than heart pounding drive overall.


    From a daily driver’s perspective, the Cruze is a solid choice. Despite its high beltline, the car is easy to see out of from all directions. In fact, the hunched look people see as you pass is imperceptible from the cabin.

    Instead, you’ll notice touches like mesh cloth covering much of the ugly plastic panels and convenience features like a dash-top compartment perfect for storing a porky wallet, pens or anything else you wouldn’t want to be caught digging in the center console for.

    Between its gauges, an information screen controlled by a knob mounted on the turn signal stick offers typical trip stats, but it also provides an “average mpg gauge.” It offers current as well as average fuel consumption figures that show exactly where the car sits compared to the trip’s recorded gas usage.

    With reasonably comfortable seats, the Cruze feels good on a long drive – unless you’re relegated to the back.

    That story stands in stark contrast with the front accommodation’s positive feedback. With a sole storage pouch, no cup holders and a lumbar-killing seatback, you had better be prepared for a barrage of complaints from the peanut gallery.
    Read the rest of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco review at AutoGuide.com.

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