Average city economy?
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    Average city economy?

    So I've seen several threads about excellent highway economy from the diesel Cruze's but I'm wondering what most drivers who do a majority of city driving are seeing in mileage? The '27' number is a bit concerning when other TDI models don't dip that much in the city so I'm wondering if its overly conservative (didnt they change the calculations anyway?) or if the car's mileage dips that badly in heavy traffic?

    My commute to work is 18 miles- half city and half interstate going 70mph. This would be 80% of the car's mileage and I am wondering if the diesel Cruze is my best option. Coming from my Jetta, I'm already very partial to diesels but want to be objective about at least averaging mid to high 30s out of my work commute which is half stop light to stop light and half lead foot past slower drivers once I'm on the interstate.

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    Nah my city number is pretty low but the highway number is **** high. The car runs a ton of turbo boost (27psi) so once you dip into the boost the mpg drops quickly. I'm still at ~40 overall despite a ton of hill driving.
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    Ours sees basically 95-100% city on a regular basis and gets mid-low 30s, in winter, using the remote start for a considerable amount of time, with my lead-footed wife driving.

    I'm really not quite sure how they got the 27 number, to be honest. The worst number we've ever had was 28.6 MPG, back in February and was a tank where we had some extremely cold temps (below zero, ambient, in the mornings), one drive in some heavy snow and ~103 minutes of remote start usage.

    With your mix, you should see high 30's, low 40's easy, especially if you aren't constantly burying the throttle.
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    ^^^^^Same here.

    Around town and in traffic, my Gen 1 Cruze Turbo Diesel does far worse than my previous 09 TDI. On the other hand my Cruze consistently gets +10% better (than TDI) on the open highway.

    With your 50/50 driving mix you could expect high 30’s with occasional low 40’s depending on conditions.

    If you were to do 100% city driving in the Gen 1 CTD you’d potentially see a low 30’s tank.

    To achieve the ‘27’ number mentioned I suspect you’d have to drive it like you stole it between every stop sign and traffic light...AND like @MP81 said...with winter fuel in high winds and nasty low temps with lots of cold remote start idling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froyofanatic View Post
    The car runs a ton of turbo boost (27psi)
    Read the post carefully, nothing said about 27 mpg but 27 psi boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmerboy View Post
    Read the post carefully, nothing said about 27 mpg but 27 psi boost.
    True about Post #2.

    I’m curious where @JettatoCruze read about CTD mileage dipping to “The ‘27’ number”? (Post #1)
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    EPA fuel mileage rating for the Gen 1 CTD is 27 city 44 highway. Guessing that is where the '27' number is coming from.

    I didn't do a lot of only city driving with mine, but it was never anywhere near 40 MPG in the city. Usually low 30's.
    Heck I only did low 40's on the highway in mine most days, but I typically have far from ideal conditions for good highway MPG.

    Depending on traffic and number of stop's. If you can keep the car rolling along it helps. Stop and go is the worst for any vehicle.

    As long as it gets some highway time, you should not have to worry about DPF issues. It needs to get heated up to burn off good.
    Also, there is a delete kit for the Gen 1 if that is a concern.

    I will say the Gen 2 is definitely better on both highway and city MPG. EPA rated at 31 city and 47 highway.
    Stop and go is still hard on fuel, but keeping the car at a roll the 9 speed keeps the RPM's super low and mileage is quite good.
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    Edit: sorry, I didn't realize this was a gen1 discussion thread

    The Gen 2 runs 27psi of boost AND gets 27city.
    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a1...our-salvation/
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